Demeritte is not in Saturday's lineup against the Orioles.
He is 7-for-37 (.189) with one home run, zero steals and a 15:1 K:BB in 10 games this month. Brandon Dixon will start in right field and bat sixth.
Demeritte is not starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Yankees, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Demeritte will head to the bench for the second half of Thursday's twin bill after going 1-for-5 with a solo home run -- his third of the season -- in Game 1. Victor Reyes is covering right field in his stead in Game 2, with Harold Castro starting in center field.
Demeritte is not in Thursday's lineup against the Royals.
He has cooled off quite a bit after a nice start to his big-league career. Demeritte is hitting .100 with 13 strikeouts in 30 at-bats over his last nine games. Victor Reyes will start in right field and lead off.
Demeritte is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.
Demeritte will get just his second day off since making his MLB debut Aug. 3. The rookie got off to a promising start to his stint with Detroit but faded badly at the end of August, going 1-for-20 with 10 strikeouts over his last six games of the month. Victor Reyes will fill in for Demeritte in right field.
Demeritte (groin) is starting in right field and hitting second Wednesday against the Astros.
Demeritte has been cleared to rejoin the starting lineup after missing Tuesday's game due to groin soreness. Since earning a promotion to the majors at the beginning of August, the outfielder is slashing .292/.356/.492 with two home runs and three stolen bases in 18 games. Demeritte will face Justin Verlander in his return to action.
Demeritte isn't in Tuesday's lineup due to groin soreness, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
It's unknown when the issue popped up, but Demeritte will be held out Tuesday as a result. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.
Demeritte isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Astros.
Demeritte will retreat to the bench after going 10-for-28 with two doubles and a home run over his last seven starts. Victor Reyes draws the nod in right field and is set to lead off.
Demeritte went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in the Tigers' 5-4 loss to the Astros on Monday.
The 24-year-old got his second long ball of the year as part of a three-hit day, touching up Hector Rondon with a seventh-inning solo blast. He's performed respectably in his 18 big-league games this season, posting a .292/.356/.492 slash line with three steals across 65 at-bats.
Demeritte went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Astros.
Demeritte has been productive since getting an opportunity at the MLB level following the Tigers' trade of Nicholas Castellanos. The 24-year-old outfielder is batting .292 with an .848 OPS and two home runs in 18 games, and he figures to keep playing on a regular basis down the stretch as Detroit assesses its young players for next season.
Demeritte went 2-for-5 with two runs and a stolen base Tuesday in the Tigers' 11-6 loss to the Mariners.
The rookie has now put together a seven-game hit streak, during which he's produced three extra-base knocks while going 2-for-2 on stolen-base attempts. Though he didn't post any eye-popping steal totals in the minors, Demeritte's 84th-percentile sprint speed (per Baseball Savant) implies that he may possess more upside on the basepaths than initially believed. The 35-81 Tigers don't have many capable bats surrounding him in the lineup, so Demeritte could receive the green light to run fairly often if he continues reaching base at a .360 clip.
Demeritte went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, three walks and three runs scored in Thursday's 10-8 win over the Royals.
Demeritte has received regular playing time since the Tigers traded Nicholas Castellanos at the deadline, and the 24-year-old cashed in Thursday night. He should continue to play a lot the rest of the way and could be worth a look in deep formats if he starts to string together some games like this one.
Demeritte went 1-for-2 with two walks, a triple, a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Rangers.
The 24-year-old made an impact in his major-league debut, as his three-bagger was the only extra-base hit the Tigers managed against Lance Lynn on the night. Demeritte hasn't shown much speed in the minors in recent years, so Friday's steal may have been an aberration, but his .387 OBP and 51 walks in 96 Triple-A games before his promotion suggests the patience is very real. Don't be surprised if he works his way toward the top of the Detroit batting order before long.
Demeritte had his contract selected from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
As expected, the Tigers will waste no time in giving Demeritte a look with the big club after acquiring the 24-year-old from the Braves in exchange for Shane Greene on Wednesday. The corner outfielder has fared well in his first taste of Triple-A this season, slashing .286/.387/.558 with 20 home runs, four stolen bases and a 26.6 percent strikeout rate with Gwinnett. There's playing time to be had in Detroit's outfield with Christin Stewart (concussion) on the injured list and Nicholas Castellanos traded to the Cubs on Wednesday.
Demeritte was traded from the Braves to the Tigers along with Joey Wentz in exchange for Shane Greene, Robert Murray of The Athleticf reports.
Demeritte was one of the more obvious prospects who could get dealt at this year's deadline, as he was fully blocked in Atlanta but deserved a legitimate look on a rebuilding club. The 24-year-old corner outfielder has a .286/.387/.558 slash line with 20 home runs and a 26.6 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A. Strikeouts have always been a part of the package with Demeritte, but his power is legitimate, and he gets on base at a solid clip. He has 96 games under his belt at Triple-A, so it's possible the Tigers could give him a look in the majors at some point over the next two months. Per Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, it sounds like he could join the Tigers as early as Friday.
Demeritte went 2-for-3 with a walk and two solo home runs for Double-A Mississippi in Wednesday's loss to Mobile.
The 22-year-old has been having a miserable season at Double-A, and the multi-hit performance was his first in almost two months as he's limped to a .173/.258/.353 slash line over his last 50 games. Demeritte has the skill set to profile as a utility player in the majors if he can further improve his strikeout rate, but with Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies seemingly locked into starting roles as the Braves' double-play duo of the future, and Johan Camargo making a case for playing time as well, it may take a change of scenery for Demeritte to get a real shot at a big-league job.
Demeritte, 22, is hitting .245/.323/.438 with 10 home runs and five steals (on 11 attempts) in 279 plate appearances for Double-A Mississippi.
Most impressively, Demeritte is striking out at a career-best 26.5 percent clip while maintaining a high walk rate (10.4 percent). That is still a pretty high strikeout rate, but his power, on-base skills and potentially elite defense at second base would help compensate for what could be a pretty low batting average most years. He has a chance to profile as the Braves' super utility player of the future, in a Hernan Perez type of role, but may also have the ability to profile as an everyday second baseman in the right situation.
Demeritte was sent to Double-A Mississippi on Thursday.
An excellent defender at second base with plus raw power, Demeritte is certainly intriguing, but he struggles so much to make consistent contact, that he may never be able to make it as a big league regular. He could be a defensive wizard who hits 25-plus homers while being a batting average drain if he can max out.
Demeritte was traded to the Braves on Wednesday in exchange for Lucas Harrell and Dario Alvarez, MLB.com's TR Sullivan reports.
The 30th overall pick in 2013, Demeritte is heading home, as he was a prep product out of Winder, GA when the Rangers drafted him. He is a classic boom or bust power bat, although he is unique in the sense that he plays second base, which makes him awfully intriguing for dynasty league purposes. Demeritte's .272/.352/.583 slash line along with 25 homers and 13 steals in 331 at-bats this year needs to be taken with a grain of salt, as he was playing half his games at High Desert -- one of the most notoriously hitter-friendly parks in the minors in the already hitter-friendly California League. He is extremely risky, as he has carried a K-rate north of 30 percent at each stop since rookie ball and he also has a 80-game PED suspension on his record. If Demeritte can find a way to hit even .245 in the big leagues, he could offer Brian Dozier-level production in the counting categories. Look for him to be assigned to High-A Carolina to finish out the season, where it will be interesting to see how his numbers translate in a more pitcher-friendly environment.
Demeritte has hit four home runs in his first two games for High-A High Desert. He's 6-for-9 and also has a double.
After an 80-game suspension for using a banned substance last season, a fast start to the season will help turn the page for Demeritte.
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