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Tyler Collins | Outfielder | #7

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Howard (TX) JC
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Royals sign OF Tyler Collins to a minor-league deal.
Collins became a free agent after being removed from Detroit's 40-man roster in November. He played 49 games with the Tigers in 2017; hitting .193/.278/.333 with five homers and 14 RBI. He'll likely compete for the fourth-outfield position with the Royals, as he's capable of playing left, center and right defensively. Jan 17 - 6:32 PM

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Tigers sent OF Tyler Collins outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Collins can elect to become a free agent, though he would probably have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract on the open market after batting just .193/.278/.333 over 169 plate appearances this season at the major league level.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:50:00 PM

Tyler Collins will be unavailable on Tuesday due to a hip injury.

Collins has drawn just five starts since his return to the major league level on September 11 and he probably won't get much playing time the rest of the way. The 27-year-old outfielder is a .235/.299/.380 career hitter in the bigs.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of OF Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo.

The Tigers could use some depth in their outfield with Mikie Mahtook and Alex Presley banged up. Collins batted just .200/.288/.338 with four homers and 12 RBI in 40 games during a stint with the big club during the first half.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 02:29:00 PM

The Tigers plan to purchase the contract of Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

Collins opened the season as the club's starting center fielder, but hit just .200/.288/.338 with four homers, 12 RBI and a 46/16 K/BB ratio in 40 games before his demotion. He'll provide depth in the outfield while Mikie Mahtook and Alex Presley battle nagging injuries.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 09:31:00 PM

Tigers sent OF Tyler Collins outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Collins cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He'll remain in the organization as outfield depth.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 01:19:00 PM

Tigers designated OF Tyler Collins for assignment.

Collins had plenty of opportunities between the Tigers' wide open center field job and J.D. Martinez missing the first six weeks of the season, but he put up an ugly .200/.288/.338 batting line. The 29-year-old might wind up clearing waivers.
Sun, May 28, 2017 09:26:00 AM

Tyler Collins drove in four runs with a pair of homers to lead his club to a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

He victimized Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez twice on the evening, starting with a solo shot to center in the second inning. He topped that with a three-run blast in the fifth frame. Collins finished the night 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored. Tonight's heroics boosted his season line to .238/.300/.396 with four homers and 12 RBI in 30 games.
Wed, May 17, 2017 11:06:00 PM

Tyler Collins went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday in the loss to the Diamondbacks.

The Tigers have picked Collins over JaCoby Jones in center field for now, though they really should have bypassed both and claimed Kirk Nieuwenhuis or Leonys Martin off waivers. Collins is currently hitting .244/.309/.349 and playing subpar defense in center field. The Tigers might decide to give Jim Adduci time in center after J.D. Martinez returns, though his lack of range would likely be even more apparent than Collins'.
Thu, May 11, 2017 01:50:00 AM

Tyler Collins went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored Monday in the Tigers' win over the Indians.

Collins drew a walk and scored on a Nick Castellanos double in the bottom of the first before cracking a three-run homer off Indians starter Trevor Bauer in the bottom of the second. He then singled in the bottom of the fourth. Collins has been scorching hot over the last seven days and suddenly has a respectable .304/.360/.435 batting line on the year. It looks like he'll continue to draw playing time in center field.
Mon, May 1, 2017 11:06:00 PM

Tyler Collins was the Tigers' offense on Thursday, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk against the Mariners.

Unfortunately, he was also called on to play defense, which didn't go so well. He botched what should have been a routine catch for the right fielder in the sixth inning, leading to the Mariners' first run. He also made an ill-advised throw in the ninth that allowed a potential insurance run to get to second base. Collins has been on a nice roll with the bat lately, and to be fair, he belongs in an outfield corner, not in center. Apart from Collins, the Tigers mustered just one hit and one walk today.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 05:46:00 PM

Tyler Collins finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and a walk in Tuesday's rout.

Collins had just two RBI in 48 at-bats coming into this one, and he's still sporting just a .631 OPS at the moment. He has some AL-only value while starting against right-handers, but the sooner the Tigers can supplant him, the better.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 12:38:00 AM

Tyler Collins went 1-for-4 and scored a run as the Tigers topped the Indians in Sunday's series finale in Cleveland.

Collins, who is seeing the strong side of the platoon in right field while J.D. Martinez is sidelined, singled in the second inning and rode home on Alex Avila's two-run homer. He's off to a terrific start at the dish, slashing .355/.375/.452 with a homer and two RBI.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Tyler Collins homered Wednesday in his first start of the year for the Tigers.

Collins is set to play right field against right-handers until J.D. Martinez comes off the disabled list. At that point, the Tigers will have to decide whether Collins or JaCoby Jones should play center. They'd probably like Jones to win the job. Collins will probably show the steadier bat, but he lacks range in center.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 05:52:00 PM

Tyler Collins hit a two-run homer off the Orioles' Dylan Bundy on Thursday.

Collins didn't get much of a chance to win the center-field job this spring as he dealt with a strained lat muscle, but he does figure to play right field against right-handers while J.D. Martinez is out. How he performs there will determine whether he gets a shot in center after Martinez returns. He has a little AL-only value, but we're not expecting much. He finishes the spring with a .250/.273/.462 line.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 03:48:00 PM

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C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Cam Gallagher
4Juan Carlos Negret
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Whit Merrifield
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Adalberto Mondesi
3Ramon Torres
4Ryan Goins
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
3Cody Asche
LF1Alex Gordon
2Michael Saunders
CF1Jon Jay
2Paulo Orlando
3Bubba Starling
4Billy Burns
RF1Jorge Bonifacio
2Tyler Collins
DH1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
S1Danny Duffy
2Ian Kennedy
3Jason Hammel
4Jake Junis
5Nate Karns
6Jesse Hahn
7Clay Buchholz
8Burch Smith
9Ricky Nolasco
Relief Pitcher
R1Kelvin Herrera
2Brandon Maurer
3Brian Flynn
4Wily Peralta
5Kevin McCarthy
6Timothy Hill
7Blaine Boyer
8Seth Maness
9Michael Broadway