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Spencer Torkelson had an underwhelming rookie campaign in 2022 with just eight home runs and a .604 OPS in 110 games, but he found his footing during his sophomore season with 31 long balls, 94 RBI, 88 runs and a .233/.313/.446 slash line. The counting stats are impressive given the production came as a member of Detroit's poor offense, which ranked 27th with an 89 wRC+. His defense at first base still leaves plenty to be desired, and he could see more run at designated hitter going forward with Miguel Cabrera headed for retirement. Torkelson's strikeout rate worsened slightly to 25.0 percent, but he improved his walk rate a bit to 10.0 percent. The real progress came in hard contact, as he significantly improved his barrel rate and hard-hit rate (to 14.1 percent and 50.5 percent, respectively). A .252 xBA and .480 xSLG also indicate some unfortunate luck for Torkelson, so it wouldn't be surprising if he takes another step forward in 2024.

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2024 1021.9 24 4 18 16 .201
2023 445.52.8 88 31 94 67 3 .233
2022 172.51.6 38 8 28 37 .203
3y Avg. 312.52.3 63 20 61 52 2 .222
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Officially sent to Triple-A

    The Tigers optioned Torkelson to Triple-A Toledo on Monday. Multiple reports after the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Red Sox on Sunday suggested that Torkelson was en route to Triple-A, but Detroit waited until shortly before Monday's series opener in Texas to make the move official. Torkelson slugged 31 home runs last season, and many anticipated another step forward in 2024, but it simply hasn't come together, with the former top prospect slashing just .201/.266/.330 with four home runs across 229 plate appearances. He'll be back in the majors eventually, but a reset at Toledo was deemed necessary. Mark Canha will draw the start at first base Monday, and Gio Urshela will also be an option at the position while Torkelson is out of the picture.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Heading to Triple-A

    The Tigers are expected to option Torkelson to Triple-A Toledo on Monday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Torkelson was held out of the lineup for two of the Tigers' last three games after struggling to a .201/.266/.330 slash line with four home runs, 18 RBI and 24 runs scored over 229 plate appearances in 54 games this season. The first baseman will look to hit the reset button with Toledo before potentially returning to Detroit's major-league roster down the road. In the meantime, Justyn-Henry Malloy is set to be called up from Triple-A to replace Torkelson on the 26-man active roster.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Out of lineup Sunday

    Torkelson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox. After recording zero hits in his last 16 at-bats, Torkelson will hit the bench for the second time in the past three games as Detroit wraps up its series against Boston. Gio Urshela will take over for Torkelson at first base.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Resting Saturday

    Torkelson isn't in the Tigers' lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Torkelson will get a day to clear his head after going 0-for-16 across his last five contests. Mark Canha will cover first base for the Tigers on Saturday, moving Colt Keith into the DH spot while Zach McKinstry starts at second.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Homers again in Sunday's loss

    Torkelson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks. Torkelson got the Tigers on the board with a solo blast to center off Jordan Montgomery in the third inning and later scored once more after reaching on a fielder's choice. After not homering in his first 37 games of the season, Torkelson now has three home runs in his last seven games and seems to finally be heating up after a slow start to the year. The 24-year-old also has at least a hit in 12 of 13 games dating back to May 5 and is now slashing .227/.291/.360 with 17 RBI, 21 runs and a 13:43 BB:K in 189 plate appearances.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Launches first homer of 2024

    Torkelson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Astros. Torkelson finally broke through for his first home run of the 2024 season, launching a two-run shot off of Houston reliever Seth Martinez with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. After producing 31 home runs over 159 games in 2023, it took the first baseman 38 contests to go deep in 2024. Torkelson is now batting .224 with a home run, 14 RBI and 15 runs scored over those 38 games.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Out of Sunday's lineup

    Torkelson is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals. Torkelson is 1-for-17 with six strikeouts over his past four games and will hit the bench for Sunday's series finale versus Kansas City. Mark Canha will shift to first base while Wenceel Perez receives a start in the outfield.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Receives first day off

    Torkelson is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays. Torkelson started the first 23 games of the season, but he has a .231/.311/.319 slash line and will take a seat Tuesday. Mark Canha will shift to first as Riley Greene serves as the designated hitter and Wenceel Perez receives a start in right field.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Drives in two Friday

    Torkelson went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's 8-2 win over the Twins. Torkelson is now riding a modest three-game hitting streak, and during that time he's posted a .955 OPS and driven in three. The power still hasn't shown up for the 24-year-old, as he has no home runs through 12 contests after going deep 31 times last season. However, Torkelson has shown in the past that he can launch long balls in bunches, so fantasy managers should remain patient.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Struggling in early going

    Torkelson is just 2-for-11 so far in Grapefruit League action with no home runs and four strikeouts. It's very early, so Torkelson will likely get going before the spring slate ends, and he's locked into a starting role at first even if the struggles persist. The 24-year-old impressed in 2023 with 31 home runs across 159 games, though he batted just .233 and struck out 25 percent of the time. If Torkelson can improve his contact skills a bit and still deliver elite power, he should be primed for a big season.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Goes deep again Friday

    Torkelson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Guardians. Torkelson went deep for the second straight game and seventh time this month, bringing his season total to 31 home runs. The 24-year-old has established himself as a good source of power in his second MLB campaign, and he's managed to increase his batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage from his 2022 rookie season. Torkelson should continue to trend upward in 2024.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Reaches 30 home runs

    Torkelson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Royals. Torkelson popped his 30th home run of the season in the 7-3 win, giving him six long balls this month. That's on top of nine home runs in August, as the youngster has upped his power output down the stretch. Torkelson could still stand to improve his .233 batting average from this season in future years, but he's a legitimate slugger who has plenty of fantasy upside.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Receives rare day off

    Torkelson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers. Torkelson has started every game since the All-Star break and has not had a day off since June 28, but both streaks will come to an end Monday. Tyler Nevin will get the start at first base in Torkelson's place.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Extends hitting streak

    Torkelson went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in Friday's win over the Angels. Torkelson extended his hitting streak to six games, a span in which he's gone 9-for-27 with a home run and seven RBI. Overall this month, the youngster is batting a robust .397 with four home runs and 14 RBI across 13 contests. Torkelson is trending up as he nears the end of his second MLB campaign.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Launches 28th home run

    Torkelson went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds. Torkelson got the Tigers on the board in the third inning with his 28th home run of the season. The young slugger has four of those long balls in 11 games this month, and with Detroit still set to play 17 more contests, Torkelson has a strong chance to reach the 30-homer plateau for the first time in his career.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Homers two more times Wednesday

    Torkelson went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Twins. After going deep Tuesday night, Torkelson hit two more long balls during Wednesday afternoon's contest, bringing him to 21 home runs for the season. The 23-year-old slugger now has four multi-homer games this year, including two of them in the last week against Minnesota.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Goes deep twice in win

    Torkelson went 2-for-4 with a walk, two solo home runs and three runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Twins. It was a three true outcomes night for Torkelson, as he struck out in his other two at-bats. The youngster was in a 2-for-23 slump before Wednesday, and that's kind of been par for the course this year. Torkelson has displayed good pop with 17 home runs, but he's also not making consistent contact with just a .225 batting average.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Pops 12th homer

    Torkelson went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a double, two walks and two additional runs scored in Sunday's 14-9 win over the Rockies. Torkelson's seventh-inning blast was his 12th homer of the year and his fourth in his last five games. Over that span, he's gone 7-for-18 (.389) with eight RBI and five walks. It's still a small stretch of success, but it appears the first baseman is getting more comfortable midway through his second big-league season. He's up to a .228/.312/.404 slash line with 42 RBI, 40 runs scored, 18 doubles and two stolen bases through 81 contests.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Sleeper hitters for Week 15 (July 3-9)

    Spencer Torkelson homered once Tuesday and then twice Thursday, which is notable mostly because his Statcast readings suggest he deserves way better than he's gotten so far. With the Tigers boasting the third-best hitter matchups next week, opening with a three-game series against the Athletics, perhaps he can keep it going.
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  • Tigers' Spencer Torkelson: Friday's Waiver Wire Targets

    We keep waiting for Torkelson to figure it out, and maybe Thursday's game will be the start of it, as he smacked a pair of homers and drew two walks. He hit seven homers in June, but has seen his strikeout rate spike, negating much of the gains. If he can cut the strikeouts while still hitting for power, there's still a path for Torkelson to be a difference-making hitter.
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