Akil Baddoo RUMORS & NEWS

  • To understand Akil Baddoo’s play, you must first know his heart

    The Athletic "On the day his baseball future changed, Akil Baddoo’s computer screen went black. He was with his father, monitoring Major League Baseball’s Rule 5 draft in December 2020. Baddoo knew he was not on the Minnesota Twins’ 40-man roster, knew baseball’s..." April 30

  • Tigers' early MLB sensation Akil Baddoo won't take no for an answer

    ESPN "Akil Baddoo felt like he'd lived this moment before. When the Minnesota Twins decided Baddoo wasn't worth protecting on their 40-man roster and the Detroit Tigers quietly took the outfielder in the Rule 5 draft in December, his mom, Akilah, made a..." April 21

  • MLB Prospect Watch: Tigers' Akil Baddoo, Reds' Jonathan India, Dodgers' Zach McKinstry off to hot starts

    CBS Sports "The minor-league schedule won't begin until May, but we're reviving Prospect Watch to coincide with the beginning of Major League Baseball's regular season. For those new to the feature, every Thursday we'll be highlighting something prospect-related. Sometimes it'll be..." April 08

  • Akil Baddoo adds to growing legend

    MLB.com "The day before Akil Baddoo took over the Motor City, the Tigers' rookie was on deck to pinch-hit for Miguel Cabrera on Saturday in what would’ve been his big league debut had the inning continued. Manager A.J. Hinch, anticipating a nervous wreck, asked Baddoo how..." April 07

  • Akil Baddoo, Randy Arozarena and Yermin Mercedes keep rolling

    MLB.com "The fairytale opening act for Akil Baddoo continued on Monday. The 23rd-ranked Tigers prospect followed up going yard on the first pitch he saw in The Show on Sunday with a grand performance in Detroit's 15-6 loss to Minnesota at Comerica Park. Baddoo..." April 06

  • Akil Baddoo: One Pitch, One Swing, One Homer, One Bat Flip, Two Happy Parents

    The Big Lead "Akil Baddoo had such a good Spring Training that the Detroit Tigers had no choice but to put them on their Opening Day roster. With Miguel Cabrera suffering from cramps, Baddoo made his MLB debut on Sunday afternoon. And you know what Baddoo did on the first pitch? Hit it over the..." April 04