Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila acquired Cameron Maybin to improve the team’s outlook in center field. Despite missing time due to injuries, Maybin quickly established himself as a key player.
Detroit Tigers center fielder Cameron Maybin spent nine years between his first stint in the Motor City and his return last season.
The outfielder was drafted with the 10th-overall pick in the 2005 draft and made his debut during the 2007 season. However, along with Andrew Miller, Burke Badenhop and company, Maybin was shipped to Florida in the Miguel Cabrera blockbuster.
After nine years in the National League, Tigers fans finally got to see Maybin as the team’s regular center fielder. In 94 games of action, the 29-year-old didn’t disappoint.
Maybin notched a career-high .315 batting average while posting a .383 on-base percentage. He also scored 65 while driving in 43. He also chipped in with 15 stolen bases, 14 doubles, five triples and four home runs.
The outfielder’s performances in the field helped him finished fourth among Detroit position players in WAR, despite playing in significantly fewer games.
In addition to grading out well in terms of stats like batting average and on-base percentage, Maybin also showed well in other advanced statistics like wRC+ and wOBA.
Here’s a look.