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Akil Baddoo

Akil Baddoo is an American professional baseball player and athlete. Akil Baddoo is a baseball outfielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Early Life

Akil Baddoo was born on August 16, 1998. At present, he is 25 years old and his birth sign is Leo. His full name is Akil Neomon Baddoo. He is from Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Similarly, his parents are John and Akilah.

Moreover, his father is originally from Ghana and his mother is from Trinidad and Tobago. This personality was educated and played varsity baseball at Salem High School in Conyers, Georgia, USA.

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Caption: Akil Baddoo’s picture with his brothers. Source: Instagram

Akil Baddoo – Net Worth 2024

This personality’s major source of wealth comes from his baseball career. Akil’s net worth as of 2022 is $1 million. However, this player is living a cool lifestyle at present

Body Measurements

This player is a handsome man with an athletic body type. Moreover, Akil stands tall at a height of 1.85 m or 6 feet. Similarly, his balanced weight consists of 95 kilos.

This personality is a fitness freak and he has got a healthy body with a charming personality. Additionally, Akil has black hair and eyes of the same color.

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Caption: Akil Baddoo clicking a photo. Source: Instagram

Career

Akil made his MLB debut in the year 2021. He was drafted out of high school by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft.

After 2 seasons in the Twins’ rookie leagues, Akil was assigned to the Class A Cedar Rapids Kernels for the 2018 season.

Likewise, he moved up to the Class A+ Fort Myers Miracle for the 2019 season but played only 29 games before requiring Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. Moreover, on December 10, 2020, the Detroit Tigers selected Akil with the third pick in the 2020 Rule 5 draft.

This player made the team’s 2021 Opening Day roster after hitting .325 with 5 home runs in the spring training season. Akil made his major league debut on April 4, hitting a home run in his first at-bat, on the first pitch he saw from Cleveland Indians starter Aaron Civale.

He became the 9th player in Tigers’ franchise history to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, and only the second to do so on the first pitch, following George Vico who accomplished the feat in the year 1948.

And, in the following day, this player hit his first career grand slam off of Randy Dobnak of the Minnesota Twins.

Akil became the first player in franchise history to hit a home run in his first two career games and the first player in MLB history to do so from the 9th spot in the batting order.

Further, on April 6, he recorded his first career walk-off hit, a 10th-inning RBI single off of Twins closer Hansel Robles to give the Tigers a 4–3 victory.

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Caption: Akil Baddoo while playing. Source: Instagram

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Akil Baddoo became the first Tiger with a walk-off hit within his first 3 major league games since Gabe Alvarez in the year 1998 and the first MLB player since at least 1900 with 2 homers, including a grand slam, and a walk-off hit in his first 3 career games.

Moreover, on April 13, he recorded his 4th home run of the season. Similarly, he became the first player in franchise history to post 4 homers and 10 RBIs within his first 8 games, and the first major league player to do so since Kyle Lewis in the year 2019.

Also, he became the 1st Tigers player since Don Ross in the year 1931, and the 6th player in MLB history, to drive in a run in at least 6 of his first 8 career games.

Furthermore, on August 11, this player was placed on the 7-day concussion protocol injured list, following a collision with center fielder Derek Hill the previous night.

He was activated off the injured list on August 23. This player earned the Detroit Tigers-Detroit Sports Media Association 2021 Rookie of the Year award.

Additionally, he made the 2022 Opening Day roster and started the season as the Tigers’ center fielder.  This personality was sent down to AAA after posting a .140 average on May 9. Moreover, Akil was recalled to the Tigers on July 11.

Relationship Status

Akil Baddoo is presently single and not dating anyone at the moment. Currently, he is focusing on her career rather than being in a relationship. Also, there is no news about Akil’s affairs and relationship in the past. Therefore, this personality is enjoying his present life happily.

Akil Baddoo – Social Media

His Instagram account ‘@akilbaddoo’ has earned over 36.5K followers. Similarly, his Twitter account ‘@AkilBaddoo’ has earned over 10.4K followers.