Alex Presley
OF FA
1 month ago

Presley decided to elect free agency instead of accepting an outright assignment from the Tigers on Thursday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Presley will look to latch on with a different organization after having a solid season with the Tigers, especially once he earned a bigger role following the team's moves at the trade deadline. During 71 major-league games, he slashed .314/.354/.416 with three home runs and 20 RBI.

Alex Presley
OF FA
3 months ago

Presley went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The three-hit effort boosted Presley's season average up to .325. Needless to say, not many saw this coming after the outfielder hit .198 last year with Milwaukee and Detroit. Presley has played his way into the mix for a starting role in 2018, though he'll likely be competing with JaCoby Jones, Nick Castellanos and Mikie Mahtook for playing time.

Alex Presley
OF FA
3 months ago

Presley went 4-for-6 with a double and a solo homer in a 9-8 loss to the A's on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

With a cool .322 average through 61 games, Presley has been a surprise contributor for AL-only formats, but there's not a lot of depth to that production. He has just two homers and four steals on his line, and Presley's sky-high BABIP -- .386 entering play Tuesday -- is crying out for regression to the mean.

Alex Presley
OF FA
3 months ago

Presley is not in the lineup against Toronto on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Presley will remain on the bench for the second consecutive game while Nick Castellanos draws another start in right field. Over the course of the season, Presley is hitting .309/.353/.389 with one home run and 14 RBI in 54 games.

Alex Presley
OF FA
3 months ago

Presley is out of the lineup against the Blue Jays on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Presley receives a standard day off following seven straight starts, batting .387/.406/.452 with a pair of RBI during that span. Nick Castellanos gets the assignment in right field in his stead.

Alex Presley
OF FA
3 months ago

Presley went 3-for-5 a triple, an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Presley has been a pleasant surprise for Detroit this season. His three-hit effort boosted his batting average to .313, which comes on the heels of a 2016 season in which he batted just .198. With the Tigers in a rebuilding mode heading into 2018, Presley could get the chance to establish himself as more of an everyday player, though JaCoby Jones figures into the organization's outfield plans as well, along with Mikie Mahtook and possibly Nick Castellanos if he moves off of third base.

Alex Presley
OF FA
4 months ago

Presley is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Presley found himself in the starting lineup for nine of the Tigers' first 10 games following his activation from the disabled list on Aug. 11, but he will now be stationed on the bench for the third time in the past four games. Mikie Mahtook will start in right field with JaCoby Jones taking over in center field.

Alex Presley
OF FA
4 months ago

Presley is not in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Presley has started 10 of 11 games since returning from an oblique injury, slashing .237/.293/.263 over that span, so he'll head to the bench for a day off. Andrew Romine takes over for him in right field, batting eighth.

Alex Presley
OF FA
4 months ago

Presley is out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Presley receives a day off after starting the past six games, going 7-for-22 (.318 average) with one RBI and one run during that span. In his place, JaCoby Jones draws a start in the outfield, playing in center and batting eighth.

Alex Presley
OF FA
4 months ago

Presley went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Presley was playing well before missing about two weeks with an oblique injury, and he now has four hits over his first two games back from the DL. With a .327 average and .800 OPS, Presley should continue to work in center and right field along with Mikie Mahtook, although the Tigers also are likely to try out Nick Castellanos in right down the stretch to make room for prospect Jeimer Candelario at third. It will be interesting to see how manager Brad Ausmus juggles his options in the outfield the rest of the way.