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May 17, 2024 4 3 0 2 9
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May 11, 2024 2 1 0 0 5.5

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A bat-first infielder without a natural position, Colt Keith is a career .303 hitter in the minors and established himself as one of the best offensive-minded prospects in the game while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A. He slashed .306/.380/.552 with 27 home runs and a 21.0 K% in 126 games across the top two levels of the minors but never got the call to the majors in his age-21 season. Generally a pull hitter who has steadily cut his groundball rate (below 35% at Double-A and Triple-A), Keith logged an excellent 34 percent hard-hit rate in the minors and should be able to produce enough at the plate to make up for his shaky defense. He saw 35 starts at second base and 20 starts at third base while at Triple-A, but he played more total games at third base when factoring in his Double-A usage, so he should enter the year eligible at third base with a chance to add second-base eligibility in season. The fact he didn't get the call last season led to some uncertainty about whether he would open 2024 on the big-league roster, but the six-year extension he signed with Detroit in January means he'll likely be in the big leagues Opening Day.

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2024 54.51.5 11 12 10 3 .197
2023 .000
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Four hits in blowout win

    Keith went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored in Friday's 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks. While all four hits were singles, it was still a big game for the infielder, who entered Friday hitting .171 on the year. That's up to .197 after this contest, and he's batting .391 (9-for-23) over his last seven games. Keith has a .477 OPS, no home runs, 12 RBI, 11 runs scored, three stolen bases and three doubles through 133 plate appearances. He should continue to play in a strong-side platoon role at second base.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Out against lefty

    Keith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins. The lefty-hitting Keith will head to the bench for the second game in a row while the Tigers face off against another southpaw starter (Trevor Rogers). Andy Ibanez will spell Keith at second base.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Sitting Tuesday

    Keith is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Miami. Keith will yield to right-handed Andy Ibanez on Tuesday as the Tigers face southpaw Ryan Weathers. In May, Keith is batting .250 with five RBI and three runs scored across nine games.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Records two hits, stolen base

    Keith went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Astros. He also stole a base. Keith didn't start Friday with Houston deploying lefty Framber Valdez, but the second baseman returned Saturday and extended his hitting streak to three games. It's a small bit of progress for Keith, as the 22-year-old rookie is batting just .174 for the season. Expect the Tigers to remain patient with Keith, however, and give the talented youngster plenty of chances to settle in at the MLB level.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Idle Friday

    Keith is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Houston. Keith will dodge a matchup with left-hander Framber Valdez, yielding second base to Andy Ibanez. In 116 plate appearances to begin his rookie season, Keith is slashing a disappointing .162/.233/.181.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Scores, drives in two Wednesday

    Keith went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in Wednesday's 5-4, 10-inning loss to the Guardians. It's not a huge stat line but it is a small step forward for Keith, who's batting just .162 with a .414 OPS this season. The rookie now has hits in consecutive games, which is the first time he's done that since the middle of April. Keith may endure some more struggles as he gets used to the MLB level, though he's a talented prospect and should figure things out at some point.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: On bench Tuesday

    Keith is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Guardians. Keith will get the day off as Andy Ibanez takes over at second base and hits leadoff. The 22-year-old has struggled in his first month-plus of big league action, slashing .158/.232/.178 over 112 plate appearances.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Starting Sunday after all

    Keith will start at second base and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Yankees. The lefty-hitting Keith had been in line to receive Sunday's game off with southpaw Nestor Cortes taking the hill for New York, but the rookie was a late addition to the lineup after outfielder Wenceel Perez (illness) was scratched from the starting nine. As a result of Perez's removal from the lineup, Matt Vierling will move from third base to right field, while Andy Ibanez shifts over to the hot corner to open up second base for Keith.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Sitting against southpaw

    Keith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees. The lefty-hitting Keith will retreat to the bench while southpaw Nestor Cortes takes the hill for the Yankees. Andy Ibanez will step in at second base in place of Keith, who has recorded an RBI in three straight games but still has just eight on the season while hitting .155 across his first 107 big-league plate appearances.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: On bench Wednesday

    Keith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays. Keith will cede the keystone to Buddy Kennedy, marking the rookie's second absence from the lineup in four games. The 22-year-old has opened his big-league career with a .165/.224/.177 slash line through his first 85 plate appearances, and his ongoing struggles could be starting to cost him some playing time.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Keith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Keith is mired in a 2-for-25 slump and will take a seat for Sunday's series finale. Buddy Kennedy will step in at second base and bat sixth.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Sitting out Tuesday

    Keith is absent from the lineup for Tuesday's contest versus the Rangers. It's the first day off against a right-hander this season for Keith, who had started each of the previous nine games. Zach McKinstry will occupy second base Tuesday.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Tallies two hits in loss

    Keith went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Pirates. Keith now has hits in three straight games, and the rookie is batting a respectable .250 overall across his first 10 contests. He's yet to go deep this year after hitting a total of 27 home runs across two levels in 2023, but the power should come as long as he keeps making consistent contact. Keith should stay locked into a regular role as well, so the opportunity is there for the promising 22-year-old to have a strong debut campaign.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Records first MLB stolen base

    Keith went 3-for-8 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored across both games of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets. He also stole a base. The double and the stolen base were both firsts for Keith at the MLB level. The 22-year-old isn't really known for his speed, as he never stole more than four bases in a season during his time in the minors. Instead, Keith should display more power when he settles in with the Tigers, as he posted an .890 OPS last season with Triple-A Toledo and a .976 OPS in 2022 with Double-A Erie. He only has a .554 OPS so far this year, but fantasy managers should remain patient because the upside is there.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Takes seat Monday

    Keith is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets. Keith will hit the bench for the first time in his young MLB career after starting each of the Tigers' first three contests in the season-opening sweep of the White Sox. Andy Ibanez will step in at the keystone for Keith, who went 1-for-11 with two walks in Chicago.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Managing illness

    Keith is out of the lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies due to an illness, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Keith hasn't seen the field since Tuesday due to the ailment but expects to rejoin the starting nine Saturday. The 22-year-old is poised to operate as Detroit's primary second baseman this season after inking a six-year, $28.64 million extension in January.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Will be used at second base in 2024

    The Tigers plan to play Keith at second base this season, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Keith has played more third base than second base in the minors, but the Tigers believe "he has the chance to be an average or better second baseman," per president of baseball operations Scott Harris, and that's the position the club intends to play him at this year. Harris also added that, following Keith's contract extension, the Tigers "expect him to make a very compelling case in spring training to be our Opening Day starter at second base, but he has to earn it." Barring a disastrous spring, Keith should indeed "earn" it. With Keith at the keystone, Detroit has a bevy of options to play third base, including Matt Vierling, Zach McKinstry, Andy Ibanez, Nick Maton, Andre Lipcius and Ryan Kreidler.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Mastering Double-A

    Keith has a hit in 12 of his last 14 games for Double-A Erie and is hitting .474 with four home runs and a 10:9 K:BB over that stretch. Keith broke out last year with a 150 wRC+ at High-A and a 1.004 OPS in the Arizona Fall League, and he has carried that success over this year as a 21-year-old at Double-A. On the year, he is slashing .331/.399/.571 with nine home runs and a 22.7 percent strikeout rate, and the strikeouts have been trending down of late. Keith profiles as a below-average defender at third base, but it's looking like his bat will be good enough for him to get time at designated hitter, if necessary.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Continues to look good

    Keith went 2-for-2 with a triple, a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. Keith is batting .353 this spring with a robust 1.362 OPS. The 21-year-old is Detroit's top hitting prospect and figures to start the season at either High-A West Michigan or Double-A Erie, though at this rate, he could push his way to the majors sooner rather than later. Keith is worth keeping an eye on, particularly in dynasty formats.
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  • Tigers' Colt Keith: Gets spring invite after strong AFL

    Keith (shoulder) appeared in 19 games during the Arizona Fall League, slashing .344/.463/.541 with three home runs and a 16:16 BB:K. Keith missed the final three months of the 2022 minor-league season while recovering from a shoulder injury, but he was at least able to make up for some of the lost development time in the AFL and performed well at the plate while doing so. The Tigers announced Monday that Keith will join the big-league group for spring training as a non-roster invitee, but the 21-year-old infielder is expected to open the 2023 campaign at either High-A West Michigan or Double-A Erie.
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