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Player Outlook
Matt Vierling played his first season in Detroit in 2023 and there were some positive signs. First and foremost, the 27-year-old saw his most consistent playing time yet at the MLB level. He played in a career-high 134 games and recorded 530 plate appearances, which blew away his previous best of 357. Vierling's best asset at this point is his versatility, as he played in all three outfield positions for the Tigers and also got some run at third base. At the plate, Vierling slashed .261/.329/.388 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI. He mostly looked like a contact hitter, with just a 33.2% hard-hit rate and .127 ISO. Unfortunately, Vierling didn't offset the lack of power with much running, as he stole only six bases in 12 attempts. The utility man has shown decent speed in the field, so there's a chance he's able to up his steals. But if that doesn't happen, Vierling is unlikely to be much more than a middling fantasy asset unless he unexpectedly develops more power.

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2024 205.52.3 46 12 41 16 .251
2023 2922.2 63 10 44 44 6 .261
2022 1881.6 41 6 32 23 7 .246
3y Avg. 177.51.9 38 6 27 24 5 .260
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Resting Sunday

    Vierling is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Vierling will hit the bench after going 10-for-33 (.303 average) with five extra-base hits, six RBI and seven runs while starting in each of the Tigers' last eight games either in center field or at third base. Riley Greene will cover center field Sunday, while Gio Urshela moves across the diamond and gets the nod at the hot corner.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Tallies two hits in win

    Vierling went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blue Jays. Vierling extended his hitting streak to four games, and he's batting .303 over his last eight contests. The utility player has settled into a regular role with the Tigers as he splits time between third base and the outfield. Vierling doesn't have the most exciting fantasy profile, though he's worth a look in deeper formats due to his playing time and versatility.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Solid effort in win

    Vierling went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Thursday's 10-1 win over the Guardians. A day after going deep and driving in three runs, Vierling stayed locked in, extending his modest hitting streak to four games. For the season, the 27-year-old is batting .249 with a .729 OPS. While his production doesn't jump off the page, Vierling does see regular playing time for the Tigers across the field, giving him some degree of fantasy utility.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Homers, drives in three in win

    Vierling went 1-for-2 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Guardians. Vierling hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning and gave the Tigers a 4-2 lead with a two-run homer in the third. He has had a decent start to July, logging hits in five of seven contests with two home runs, five RBI and six runs scored. On the season, the 27-year-old is hitting .246 with 12 home runs, 38 RBI and 41 runs scored over 317 plate appearances.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Taking seat Monday

    Vierling is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Guardians. Vierling started each of the past five days after recently moving past a sore left foot, so he's likely just getting a maintenance day as the Tigers begin a four-game set with the Guardians. The 27-year-old had been splitting time between third base and the outfield of late, but he'll likely see most of his reps in the outfield for the foreseeable future after Parker Meadows (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Back in action Wednesday

    Vierling (foot) will start at third base and bat leadoff during Wednesday's game versus Minnesota, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. A sore left foot has prevented Vierling from playing in Detroit's last two games, but he seems to be feeling better ahead of Wednesday's contest. The 27-year-old has gone 4-for-20 with a homer and three RBI over his last five games.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Sitting again Tuesday

    Vierling (foot) is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at Minnesota, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The 27-year-old was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to left foot soreness and will sit again Tuesday following Monday's team off day. Vierling was hit by a pitch during Saturday's contest and had preliminary X-rays come back clean.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Scratched with foot soreness

    Vierling was scratched from the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels due to left foot soreness. Vierling suffered the injury during Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Angels, when he fouled a pitch off his foot in the top of the 10th. Preliminary X-rays came back clean, but the 27-year-old wasn't moving well in pregame workouts Sunday, per Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Vierling should be considered day-to-day and will have Monday's team off day to aid in his recovery ahead of Tuesday's series opener in Minnesota.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Slugs 10th homer

    Vierling went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a 6-2 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday. Vierling took Spencer Turnbull deep in the second pitch of the game for his second leadoff blast this season. Vierling now has 10 home runs through 72 games, which matches his career high from last season in 134 games. The 27-year-old has been hitting leadoff nearly every day for almost a month now and carries a .254/.288/.449 line for the season.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Getting day off

    Vierling is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in Atlanta, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Vierling had made 13 consecutive starts and the Tigers are wrapping up their series with a day game after a night game, so the 27-year-old is presumably just getting some routine maintenance. With Vierling on the bench, the Tigers will open up a spot in the starting outfield for Akil Baddoo, who will man left and bat eighth.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Goes deep in win

    Vierling went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's 13-5 win over the Astros. Vierling has homered twice over his last four contests, though both were solo shots that represent his only RBI since May 29. The outfielder is batting a modest .196 (10-for-51) over 12 contests in June, though he's still often hitting in the top third of the Tigers' lineup. Vierling is at a .266/.305/.468 slash line with nine homers, 30 RBI, 30 runs scored, nine doubles, four triples and no stolen bases through 63 games this year.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Getting rest Monday

    Vierling is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Rangers. Vierling will get a breather for the series opener, despite being one of the hottest hitters in the Detroit lineup at the moment. While starting each of the last seven games, Vierling recorded at least one hit and produced a .438/.455/.906 slash line overall. The 27-year-old should have a hold on a near-everyday role while he's sizzling at the plate, but his absence from the lineup Monday will open up a spot in the outfield for Akil Baddoo.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Goes yard in both ends of twin bill

    Vierling went 4-for-8 with two home runs, three runs scored and five RBI across both games of Wednesday's doubleheader split with the Pirates. Getting the start in center field in the opener and at third base in the second contest, Vierling was locked in at the plate no matter where he was stationed on the diamond. The 27-year-old crushed a three-run homer off Jared Jones in the fifth inning of an 8-0 win to kick off the twin bill, then launched a solo shot off Paul Skenes in the sixth inning of a 10-2 loss later in the afternoon. Vierling has four long balls among eight hits over his last three games, boosting his slash line on the season to .289/.320/.503 with seven homers, 22 runs and 28 RBI.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Homers twice, walks off Jays

    Vierling hit a walk-off home run in Sunday's 14-11 victory over Toronto, finishing 4-for-6 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored. Vierling was the hero Sunday, putting an exclamation point on his career day with a three-run shot off Jordan Romano in the bottom of the ninth. The 27-year-old has earned a near everyday role for Detroit as a utility man, playing in 13 of Detroit's previous 15 contests, batting .214 with six RBI and two runs scored over that stretch. Vierling hit his first home run since May 1 and is now up to five longballs on the season to go with 23 RBI, 19 runs scored with a .278 average.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Triples, drives in two Tuesday

    Vierling went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 10-3 loss to the Royals. Vierling picked up the start at third base and recorded his first multi-hit game in two weeks. The 27-year-old has shifted back to a utility role with Gio Urshela healthy once again, though the Tigers will continue to find spot starts for Vierling to keep the veteran Urshela healthy. Vierling's fantasy value is reduced in this setup, but he can still deliver some decent numbers on days when he's in the lineup.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Heading to bench Monday

    Vierling is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Marlins. Though he's served as the Tigers' primary third baseman while Gio Urshela (hamstring) has been on the injured list, Vierling will begin Monday's game on the bench while Zach McKinstry receives a turn at the hot corner. Urshela appears likely to return from the IL later this week, so Vierling could soon be headed to a part-time or short-side platoon role.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Provides offense Friday

    Vierling went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Astros. Vierling's third-inning double put Detroit up 2-0, but the Tigers stagnated from there. The 27-year-old got the start at third base in this one, which is where he's seen most of his time lately with Gio Urshela (hamstring) on the injured list. Urshela recently began a rehab assignment, however, and his eventual return could push Vierling back to more of a utility role.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Heading to bench Wednesday

    Vierling is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Guardians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. After starting each of the last four games, Vierling will move to the bench to open up third base for Zach McKinstry. Vierling owns an .879 OPS over his last 10 games and should hang on to a near-everyday role at the hot corner until Gio Urshela (hamstring) returns from the injured list.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Has big game Wednesday

    Vierling went 2-for-3 with a home run, an additional run scored and three total RBI in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Cardinals. Vierling connected for a two-run shot in the third inning, his third home run of the season, then drove in another run on a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The 27-year-old has been seeing regular time at third base with Gio Urshela (hamstring) out, and Vierling has responded with a solid .282 average and .758 OPS, giving him decent short-term fantasy value.
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  • Tigers' Matt Vierling: Won't start Saturday

    Vierling is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Royals. Vierling has started in each of the Tigers' last six games, going 6-for-21 with three runs, one double and one triple over that span. Against Royals right-hander Brady Singer, the Tigers will start lefty-hitting Zach McKinstry at third base.
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