After a standout rookie campaign, outfielder Riley Greene has been voted Tiger of the Year by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Greene played in 93 games for the Tigers after his Major League debut on June 18, posting a .253/.321/.362 slashline with 18 doubles, four triples and five home runs, while also driving in 42 runs. From the point he joined the big league club, Greene led Detroit in multiple offensive categories among players with at least 250 plate appearances, including hits (95), doubles, triples, walks (36) and average exit velocity (89.5 MPH).
In addition to his offensive output, Greene played a standout center field. Major League Baseball awarded him Electric Play of the Week honors three times on the season: June 26 (diving catch on June 25 at ARI), September 19 (diving catch on September 13 vs. HOU) and September 26 (home run robbery on September 25 at CWS).
Greene’s season garnered seven first place votes for the award. Also receiving first place votes: Tarik Skubal (5), Eric Haase (4), Harold Castro (3), Miguel Cabrera and Gregory Soto (2), and Javier Báez (1).