Presley went 4-for-6 with a double and a solo homer in a 9-8 loss to the A's on Tuesday. 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.
Presley is not in the lineup against Toronto on Saturday. 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.
Presley is out of the lineup against the Blue Jays on Friday. 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.
Presley went 3-for-5 a triple, an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Royals. 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.
Presley is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox. Presley found himself in the starting lineup for nine of the Tigers' first 10 games following his activation from the disabled list 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.
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