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Alex Presley | Outfielder | #14

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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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

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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

Alex Presley went 3-for-4, scored three times, stole a base and hit a solo home run versus the White Sox on Saturday.

He went deep off starter Miguel Gonzalez immediately following a homer by Nick Castellanos in the second inning. Presley has been playing every day since being called up from Triple-A on May 28th. The 31-year-old journeyman has a .333 batting average with one homer, six runs, three RBI and two steals in five games. He had a .213 batting average with two homers and nine RBI in 40 games in the minors before getting the call to the majors.
Jun 3 - 8:21 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo.

He's taking Tyler Collins' spot on the roster. Presley, 31, received the promotion despite a .213/.278/.303 batting line at Toledo. He should see a bit of playing time in center field.
May 28 - 9:30 AM

Alex Presley went 2-for-3 with a double Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

While JaCoby Jones's play has gotten the attention, it's actually Presley hitting best among the Tigers' center field options this spring; he's 10-for-24 with a pair of homers. Less inspiring is Presley's career .253/.295/.382 line in 1,156 career regular-season at-bats. Still, the Tigers have no good choices for center field and the left-handed-hitting Presley has to be in the mix, probably for a platoon spot, with his performance.
Mar 22 - 4:17 PM

Alex Presley was held out of action Thursday after taking a pitch off his elbow Wednesday.

Presley just has some minor soreness and bruising. The veteran outfielder signed a minor league contract with Detroit in December after being outrighted off the Tigers' 40-man roster near the end of the 2016 season. He's probably ticketed for Triple-A Toledo to open the 2017 campaign.
Mar 16 - 2:32 PM

Tigers re-signed OF Alex Presley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Presley was outrighted off Detroit's 40-man roster toward the end of the 2016 season, but he'll have an opportunity to earn that spot back in camp next spring. The 31-year-old outfielder is a .253/.295/.382 career hitter in 379 games at the major league level.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Tigers sent OF Alex Presley outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Presley cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. He accepted the assignment to Triple-A and will give the Tigers some insurance for Cameron Maybin and his injured thumb.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 12:01:00 PM

Tigers designated OF Alex Presley for assignment.

Presley was only with the club for a limited time as an extra bat off the bench, going 1-for-5 at the plate. There's a chance he could be scooped up off of waivers, otherwise he'll continue to provide organizational outfield depth for the Tigers.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo.

Presley will start in left field and bat ninth for Detroit on Thursday afternoon against the visiting Red Sox. He was batting .293/.378/.398 with zero home runs in 157 plate appearances at Toledo.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Dixon Machado
3B1Nicholas Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Alex Presley
2Andrew Romine
RF1Mikie Mahtook
2Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Daniel Norris
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Justin Wilson
2Shane Greene
3Alex Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Warwick Saupold
6Chad Bell
7Daniel Stumpf