2B,3B,LF,RF,SS - DET
Zach McKinstry had a solid performance in Friday's game against the Cleveland Guardians, despite the Detroit Tigers ultimately falling short with a final score of 7-5.
McKinstry went 1-for-4 at the plate, driving in two runs with a home run. This performance brings his season RBI total to 35. Although his batting average sits at .230 for the season, McKinstry has shown some power with nine home runs and has been a contributor on the basepaths with 16 stolen bases.
Tigers utility player Zach McKinstry is not in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Royals.
McKinstry started at third base and went 1-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday but will return to the bench on Wednesday. The versatile McKinstry has cooled significantly following a hot stretch and is down to a .230 average with eight homers and a .647 OPS across 145 games, although he does have 16 steals to his credit.
Tigers utility player Zach McKinstry is back in the starting lineup Tuesday versus the Royals.
McKinstry didn't start Sunday's series finale in Oakland but did single across a pair of pinch-hitting plate appearances. He has scuffled following a hot start and is down to a .230 average with eight homers, 16 steals, and a .649 OPS across 506 plate appearances.
Zach McKinstry is in the starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers against the Oakland Athletics Saturday.
McKinstry will bat leadoff and start at shortstop with Javier Baez receiving the afternoon off for rest reasons for manager AJ Hinch against the Athletics Saturday.
Zach McKinstry's performance in Sunday's game was a bright spot for the Tigers, as he launched a solo home run in the midst of a lopsided 17-4 defeat.
Although his season-long numbers have been underwhelming, with a .239 batting average and eight home runs, this display of power could provide a spark for McKinstry going forward. Fantasy managers may want to monitor his playing time and potential for increased production in the coming weeks.