Tyler Collins, Outfield, Detroit Tigers, #18
Date of Birth: 6/6/1990
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas
College: Howard College
Tyler Collins, outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, was a top player at Howard College, batting .488 in 2011. That year, he was drafted by the Tigers. He played in the Tigers' minor league system from 2011 through most of 2014 and half of 2015. In 472 games, he batted .267 with 471 hits, 102 doubles, 259 RBIs, and 359 strikeouts to 192 walks. Defensively, as a left fielder, he made 530 putouts and 19 errors in 314 games.
Collins played in 18 games with the Tigers in 2014. He hit his first major league home run on September 1st. In 2015, he played in 60 games. He finished with a .266 batting average, 51 hits, 11 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, and 25 RBIs. Defensively, he played 37 games in left field and 7 games in right field.
In 2016, Collins played in 56 games with the Tigers. He batted .235 with 32 hits. Defensively, he played 13 games in left field, 29 games in center field, and 8 games in right field. He also played in 68 games in the minors.
The Tigers designated Collins for assignment on May 28, 2017.
Career batting statistics for Collins through 2016 include:
- 134 games played
- 89 hits
- 44 RBIs
- 85 strikeouts to 27 walks
- .253 batting average