Akil Baddoo
22-Year-Old OutfielderOF
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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RANKSFrom Preseason
#573
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Twins in June of 2016. Selected by the Tigers in the Rule 5 draft in December of 2020.
Gets day off Saturday
OFDetroit Tigers
April 17, 2021
Baddoo isn't starting Saturday's game against the Athletics.
ANALYSIS
Baddoo will take a seat after he went 0-for-7 with six strikeouts in the last two games. Victor Reyes will shift to center field while JaCoby Jones plays left field Saturday.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
4
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2021
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2020
No Stats
2019
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Since 2019vs Right 1.251 31 5 4 11 1 .345 .355 .897
2021vs Left .000 5 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2021vs Right 1.251 31 5 4 11 1 .345 .355 .897
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+103%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+103%
OPS at Home
2020
No Stats
2019
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home 1.636 11 2 2 7 1 .455 .455 1.182
Since 2019Away .805 25 3 2 4 0 .217 .240 .565
2021Home 1.636 11 2 2 7 1 .455 .455 1.182
2021Away .805 25 3 2 4 0 .217 .240 .565
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Akil Baddoo compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.07
 
BB Rate
2.8%
 
K Rate
38.9%
 
BABIP
.353
 
ISO
.471
 
AVG
.294
 
OBP
.306
 
SLG
.765
 
OPS
1.070
 
wOBA
.442
 
Exit Velocity
80.2 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
42.9%
 
Barrels/PA
11.1%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Akil Baddoo
Bernie on the Scene: Baddoo and Mercedes are Hot, Hot, Hot
5 days ago
Bernie Pleskoff profiles a couple hot waiver targets in Akil Baddoo and Yermin Mercedes. Will they be regular contributors or simply spare parts?
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
6 days ago
Erik Siegrist checks out the AL free-agent pool and thinks that while Akil Baddoo's name might be fun to say, he could be even more fun to have on your roster.
MLB FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
9 days ago
Jason Shebilske analyzes the top waiver-wire options for the week, including Ryan McMahon, who should get regular at-bats for the Rockies.
Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Fernando Tatis' Injury
11 days ago
Fernando Tatis Jr. went down with a shoulder Monday night, and Cody Bellinger left with a calf injury. Fred Zinkie and Jeff Erickson react to the news, and discuss options.
Bernie on the Scene: AL Central Analysis & Predictions
12 days ago
Bernie Pleskoff analyzes each team in the AL Central with grades for each player and predictions for the division. Can the Twins overtake the White Sox?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Baddoo posted the second-lowest LD% (9.2%) in the Midwest League and his K% jumped from 13.2% in Rookie ball to 24.0% at Low-A. Those two factors pushed his average down to .243, but there were still positives to his full-season debut. The lefty-hitting outfielder sports a strong all-fields approach (33.7 Oppo%) and puts his plus speed to work on the bases (24-for-29 on SB attempts). Despite the elevated strikeout rate, Baddoo continued to take his walks, posting the sixth best BB% (14.3%) in the MWL. Considering his LD% was north of 20% in 2017, we should expect him to rebound somewhat in that realm this year. He handles fastballs very well, but struggled against quality offspeed pitches. Given his age (20) and good makeup, his pitch recognition could also improve in the coming seasons. He has more upside in OBP and points leagues, but his stolen-base potential makes him relevant in all dynasty formats.
It's easy to see why statheads love Baddoo, but he also has the kind of tools that force scouts to pay attention. He had more walks (36) than strikeouts (32) as an 18-year-old in rookie ball, while also hitting for some pop and utilizing his plus speed on the bases (9-for-13 on stolen-base attempts). The Twins appear to have found a steal with the No. 74 overall pick in 2016. Baddoo even signed for an under-slot $750,000, as he was seen as toolsy yet raw. A sturdy 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, he projects to eventually outgrow his plus wheels, but he also projects to grow into more power. His skill set is that of the prototypical modern-day leadoff hitter. He should get on base at a high clip while flirting with 20-20 seasons early in his career before his speed ticks down. It's possible that he will eventually end up in left field, which puts pressure on the bat, but so far his hit tool appears up to the challenge.
More Fantasy News
Homers again Tuesday
OFDetroit Tigers
April 13, 2021
Baddoo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
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Homers off Greinke
OFDetroit Tigers
April 12, 2021
Baddoo went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and an additional RBI in Monday's win over the Astros.
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Sitting versus lefty
OFDetroit Tigers
April 11, 2021
Baddoo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game in Cleveland.
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Drives in another run Wednesday
OFDetroit Tigers
April 7, 2021
Baddoo went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.
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Gets third start in four games
OFDetroit Tigers
April 7, 2021
Baddoo will start in left field and bat seventh Wednesday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
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