4. Akil Baddoo, OF
Baddoo was a fun rookie story, but it seems like that will go down as the pinnacle of his career.
The ever-exciting Baddoo hit .259 with 13 home runs and a 2.1 WAR in his rookie season. Since then, it’s been ugly. He’s compiled just a 0.9 WAR over the last two seasons combined and only offers speed and *some* pop off the bench.
There’s no doubt that it’s a joy to watch Baddoo’s helmet fly off as he sprints around the bases, but his lack of contact (sub-.220 batting average the past two seasons) likely won’t be enough to keep him in the mix for playing time.
When you also consider that the Tigers have some young hitters coming up and could spend on an outfielder in free agency, it’s hard to justify a spot for Baddoo.