Dustin Garneau

Dustin Garneau

36-Year-Old CatcherC
 Free Agent  
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Dustin Garneau in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1.18 million contract with the Tigers in March of 2022. Released by the Tigers in October of 2022.
Bringing end to career
CFree Agent  
October 12, 2022
Garneau announced Monday via his personal Twitter account that he will retire from professional baseball.
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The 35-year-old's decision to step away from the game comes after he spent the majority of the 2022 season in the minors, aside from appearing in eight games with Detroit in April. Garneau will retire with a career .205/.285/.373 slash line in 506 plate appearances over parts of eight seasons in the majors with the Rockies, Athletics, White Sox, Angels, Astros and Tigers.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2021
 
 
+14%
OPS vs LHP
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+56%
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+20%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021vs Left .885 33 3 2 4 0 .276 .333 .552
Since 2021vs Right .776 46 7 4 8 0 .186 .217 .558
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left .778 9 1 0 1 0 .333 .333 .444
2022vs Right .500 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
2021vs Left .933 24 2 2 3 0 .250 .333 .600
2021vs Right .776 44 7 4 8 0 .190 .205 .571
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+44%
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+35%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2021Home .648 30 5 2 3 0 .207 .200 .448
Since 2021Away .934 49 5 4 9 0 .233 .306 .628
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home .667 6 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2022Away .900 5 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .500
2021Home .645 24 4 2 3 0 .174 .167 .478
2021Away .936 44 5 4 8 0 .231 .295 .641
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October 16, 2019
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August 10, 2019
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Garneau has been two different guys over the past three seasons. At Triple-A Albuquerque, he has hit 40 home runs in just under 700 plate appearances and been tough to keep off base. At the major-league level, he has five homers in 277 career plate appearances. Understand, while the park effects at Coors Field are strong, they're stronger in Albuquerque but that is still a rather significant difference in power output. Garneau grades out slightly better than average defensively so he should have a decent chance at sticking around as a second catcher, but needs to make better contact and show that he is more than just another product of friendly minor-league run environments.
In a similar fashion to his 2015 campaign, Garneau spent 2016 hopping between the majors and the minors, and unfortunately for the 29-year-old, the results were also similar. Garneau continued to flash his power in the minor leagues, swatting 15 home runs and posting an excellent .303 ISO with Triple-A Albuquerque, but he failed to bring those successes into the big leagues, as he hit only one home run and saw his ISO plunge to a meager .133 in 75 plate appearances with the Rockies. His strikeout rate also jumped. In fact, his 65 strikeouts between Triple-A and the majors were the most whiffs he put up since his second professional season. There's a good chance that Tom Murphy and defensive whiz Tony Wolters will split catching duties to start the year, likely leaving Garneau to continue riding the shuttle for much of 2017.
Not regarded highly as a prospect, Garneau was given the opportunity to play in the majors thanks to injuries to both Nick Hundley and highly-regarded prospect Tom Murphy. The 28-year-old only logged 76 plate appearances, but his slash line was underwhelming nonetheless. His power is intriguing, given his 15 home runs and .810 OPS at Triple-A Albuquerque, but Garneau will struggle to see time in the majors with Hundley and Murphy returning from their injuries.
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Hits open market
CFree Agent  
October 6, 2022
Garneau elected free agency Thursday.
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Outrighted to minors
CDetroit Tigers  
May 4, 2022
The Tigers outrighted Garneau to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
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Designated for assignment
CDetroit Tigers  
May 2, 2022
Garneau was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Monday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Starting Saturday
CDetroit Tigers  
April 16, 2022
Garneau is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Saturday's game against the Royals.
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Secures contract for '22
CDetroit Tigers  
March 22, 2022
Garneau and the Tigers agreed Tuesday on a one-year, $1.175 million contract to avoid arbitration, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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