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Alex Presley | Outfielder | #14

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
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Alex Presley has elected to become a free agent.
Presley chose that path in lieu of an outright assignment to Triple-A Toledo. The 32-year-old outfielder posted a decent .314/.354/.416 batting line across 264 plate appearances this season for the Tigers and should be able to find a one-year major league deal on the open market. Nov 2 - 2:35 PM

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Alex Presley clubbed his third home run of the season as the Tigers fell to the Twins in their regular season finale on Sunday.

The loss means the Tigers finish with a 64-98 record on the season, netting them the first overall pick in next June's draft. Presley's solo shot off of Bartolo Colon in the third inning was the only offense the Tigers could muster in the game. Presley finishes the year hitting an impressive .314/.354/.416 with three homers and 20 RBI in 264 plate appearances.
Oct 1 - 6:41 PM

Alex Presley went 4-for-6 with a homer and a double against the A's on Tuesday.

Presley has his average up to .322 in 205 at-bats. It's a light .322, for sure; the homer tonight was just his second and he's walked a mere 12 times. Still, it's pretty hard to be a bad player while hitting .322. He'll continue to get outfield starts against righties the rest of the way.
Sep 19 - 11:41 PM

Alex Presley went 2-for-3 and scored a run in a win over the White Sox on Friday.

He singled and scored the Tigers' first run in the fourth inning. The 32-year-old journeyman has enjoyed a nice long career as a backup outfielder. He has played for five teams in eight years. He has a .314 batting average with one home run and 23 runs scored in 210 plate appearances this season.
Sep 15 - 11:30 PM

Alex Presley poked four singles in four at-bats during a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

He had a perfect day at the plate but wasn't able to help put any runs on the board. The 32-year-old boosted his batting average to .312 in 171 plate appearances as a back-up outfielder. He has just one home run with 12 RBI. He's hit 27 home runs in his eight-year career.
Sep 2 - 9:42 PM

Tigers activated OF Alex Presley from the 10-day disabled list.

The 32-year-old has been on the shelf since July 29 due to a mild oblique strain. Prior to hitting the disabled list, he was hitting .313/.364/.404 with one homer, 11 RBI and three swipes in 109 plate appearances.
Aug 11 - 11:58 PM

Tigers placed OF Alex Presley on the 10-day disabled list with a mild lower right oblique strain.

It's unclear when exactly the outfielder sustained the injury. Jim Adduci has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo to replace Presley on the Tigers' active roster.
Jul 29 - 1:03 PM

Alex Presley went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the Twins on Saturday.

He smoked a ground-rule double that plated a run in the eighth inning, then rode home on a Justin Upton longball. The veteran part-time outfielder has made the most of his limited opportunities this year. He has a .329 batting average with one homer and 10 RBI in 93 plate appearances.
Jul 23 - 12:01 AM

Alex Presley went 2-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday, leading the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Indians.

Presley delivered a two-run double in the sixth inning that broke a 1-1 tie and put the Tigers ahead to stay. The veteran outfielder is now hitting .286/.355/.393 with a homer, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 63 plate appearances with the big league club. He has a bit of power and a bit of speed, and could be worth a flier in deeper mixed leagues as long as he's seeing the bulk of the playing time in center field for the Tigers.
Jul 10 - 12:07 AM

Tigers activated OF Alex Presley from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Presley missed two weeks of action. The 31-year-old is batting .245/.302/.347 with one home run and two stolen bases in 18 games this season for Detroit.
Jul 5 - 3:35 PM

Alex Presley (concussion) has been cleared for baseball activity.

Presley suffered a concussion when he collided with the outfield wall on June 22. The Tigers could make a decision about activating him soon. The 31-year-old outfielder is batting .245/.302/.347 with one homer and two steals in 18 games this season.
Jul 4 - 10:42 AM

Alex Presley (concussion) needs at least a few extra days of rest and recovery.

Presley is eligible to be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list on Friday, but he's not quite symptom-free yet and the Tigers aren't going to rush him back. The 31-year-old outfielder has batted .245/.302/.347 with one homer and two steals in 18 games this season for Detroit.
Jun 29 - 10:51 AM

Alex Presley will go through a full concussion test Thursday.

How he fares will determine whether he can resume baseball activities. Presley has been out for nearly a week with concussion symptoms.
Source: Detroit News
Jun 27 - 7:23 PM

Tigers placed OF Alex Presley on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Presley collided with the outfield wall Thursday. As is always the case with concussions, it's up in the air as to how much time he'll miss. Mikie Mahtook and Andrew Romine will be in line for more playing time in center field while Presley is sidelined.
Jun 23 - 5:04 PM

Alex Presley underwent concussion tests after colliding with the outfield wall on Thursday.

The results of those tests aren't known, but the Tigers could make a roster move with Presley prior to Friday's game. Mikie Mahtook and Andrew Romine would be in line for more playing time if Presley is sidelined.
Jun 23 - 9:01 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
CF1JaCoby Jones
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
DH1John Hicks
2Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Matt Boyd
5Buck Farmer
6Chad Bell
7Artie Lewicki
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Daniel Stumpf
6Drew VerHagen
7Zac Reininger
8Blaine Hardy
9Jairo Labourt
10Victor Alcantara
11Mark Montgomery