2023 Fantasy Outlook
Maton opened last season in the minors and didn't make his first big-league appearance of the year until June. He homered in his season debut but suffered a shoulder sprain less than a week later, an injury which kept him out for around two months. He spent the final third of the season in the majors, mainly filling a bench role. While his .250/.341/.514 slash line in 85 trips to the plate may suggest he deserved more opportunities, his role looks fair when his performance is examined more closely. He didn't make contact very often, posting a 34.1 K%, and that contact wasn't of particularly good quality, as his 6.7% barrel rate and 31.1% hard hit rate indicate. He's unlikely to continue producing similar results if those underlying numbers remain the same, and his .230/.350/.391 line in 121 career Triple-A games tells a similar story. Maton's defensive flexibility should continue to earn him a bench spot, but don't expect much more than that. Being traded to the Tigers should better his chances of increased playing time, though his fantasy potential remains limited. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Tigers in March of 2023.
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