Akil Baddoo Detroit Tigers

Age: 22 (August 16, 1998) | 6' 1" | 210lbs. | Bats: Left Minors: of-27 lf-6 cf-21 dh-2
MIN A+ 2019 29 117 15 25 12 39 3 3 4 9 6 2 .214 .290 .393 9 30 .280 n/a
DET AL 2021 5 13 2 5 1 3 0 1 2 7 1 0 .385 .429 1.00 7 21 .375 30/40/30 2 2
Career 1yr 5 13 2 5 1 3 0 1 2 7 1 0 .385 .429 1.00 7 21 .375 n/a
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22-year-old outfielder who has never played above Single-A.

Akil Baddoo, OF, Tigers — The Tigers’ Rule 5 pick did it again on Monday, socking his second career home run. This time, Baddoo victimized his former team by socking an opposite-field blast into the bullpen off of Randy Dobnak. It’s very early, but Detroit looks like it has something in the 22-year-old outfielder.

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Akil Baddoo (OF) DET - Apr. 04


Baddoo went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: The left-handed hitter smashed a solo shot on the first pitch that he saw in his professional career off Aaron Civale in the third inning. The 22-year-old rookie from Maryland could not have begun his career on a better note and looks to be another young prospect for Tigers fans to look forward to.

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He'll be nominated early.

Akil Baddoo, OF, Tigers — Baddoo learned he officially made the Tigers Opening Day roster on Saturday, and he celebrated on Monday by hitting his fifth home run of the spring. Baddoo didn’t really give the Tigers much choice, as it’s hard to return a Rule 5 pick who is hitting .325/.460/.720. Baddoo has shown he can draw walks (10 in 50 plate appearances). He’s played all three outfield spots. He’s swiped four bases in six tries and flashed plus-plus speed. It’s been an excellent March for the newly-minted big leaguer.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 30
Akil Baddoo
Slated to begin year in majors
OFDetroit Tigers
March 27, 2021
Baddoo has been informed that he'll begin the season in the majors, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Baddoo has yet to play above High-A, but he slashed .314/.467/.714 with four home runs, nine RBI and four stolen bases over 19 Grapefruit League games this year. The Rule 5 draft pick will be on the Opening Day roster as a fifth outfielder for the Tigers.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 27

BB Reference added a cool new feature for Spring Training ... OppQual.

1-10 scale, where 10 is MLB talent, 8 is AAA, 7 is AA, 5 is Hi-A

Badoo's at a 6.2 so far this spring.

Temper your optimism.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 22

Akil Baddoo, OF, Tigers. A couple of years ago, the Tigers drafted Victor Reyes in the Rule 5 draft. The Reyes’ pick paid off, as he’s proven to be a useful addition to the rebuilding Tigers outfield. Now, it looks like the Tigers are succeeding again in the Rule 5 draft. Detroit nabbed Baddoo out of the Twins organization in last December’s Rule 5 draft. He’s proven to be one of the team’s best hitters this spring. He hit his fourth home run on Sunday. Maybe as impressively he has eight walks this spring, which explains his .357/.500/.857 slash line. Baddoo has never played above high Class A, and even that high Class A stint was a short one because of a elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. That said, he’s showing polish to go with his impressive tools.

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 22

Just based on the High-A numbers, that hit tool is going to be a problem, but everyone loves his attitude, his athleticism, and his tools. Young enough to put it together, maybe.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 19

The Baddoo beat goes on. From Baseball America on Wednesday:

Akil Baddoo, OF, Tigers 

The Tigers selected Baddoo from the Twins in the Rule 5 draft last December and have given him considerable playing time this spring. Baddoo has made the most of the opportunity, going 9-for-23 (.391) with three home runs, seven RBIs and more walks (eight) than strikeouts (seven) through his first 12 games.

Scout’s Take: “I can see him sneaking into a regular role with them. They’re in love with him. JaCoby Jones might not see a lot of playing time if he struggles out of the gate. He’s got power, he plays a good outfield, he can do some things. It’s good raw power, plus at least, and he can run. He plays with some energy, takes quality at-bats. The hardest tool we have is the hit tool and how much power is he going to get to? If he can get to 50 game power, and I think he can, that could make him an everyday player.” 

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 19