Exhibition Team logoLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim hat dark logoArizona Diamondbacks hat dark logoBaltimore Orioles hat dark logoBoston Red Sox hat dark logoChicago Cubs hat dark logoCincinnati Reds dark logoCleveland Indians hat dark logoColorado Rockies hat dark logoDetroit Tigers dark logoHouston Astros hat dark logoKansas City Royals hat dark logoLos Angeles Dodgers hat dark logoWashington Nationals dark logoNew York Mets hat dark logoOakland Athletics cap logoPittsburgh Pirates hat dark logoSan Diego Padres cap logo on lightSeattle Mariners hat dark logoSan Francisco Giants hat dark logoSt. Louis Cardinals dark logoTampa Bay Rays hat dark logoTexas Rangers cap logoToronto Blue Jays hat dark logoMinnesota Twins hat dark logoPhiladelphia Phillies hat dark logoAtlanta Braves hat dark logoChicago White Sox hat dark logoMiami Marlins cap logoNew York Yankees hat dark logoMilwaukee Brewers cap logo
Kingston Liniak

Kingston Liniak

OF | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 170 | Age: 20
Draft: 2018 (Rd: 4, #105, Detroit Tigers) - Mission Hills HS
USA
MLB Rankings
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Spin
Curve Spin
K%
Exit Velocity
Hard Hit %
Pop Time
Framing
Outs Above Avg
Outfielder Jump
Sprint Speed
xwOBA
xBA
xSLG
 
Poor
Avg
Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 222 200 22 41 1 13 6 .205 .284 .270 .554
Career Minors 456 420 44 89 2 29 15 .212 .270 .269 .539
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .205 1 13 6 .554
Career Minors .212 2 29 15 .539

Standard Minor League Batting Statistics

SeasonTmLGLGPAABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSHBPAVGOBPSLGOPS
2018 3 Teams Minors 48 213 200 20 47 8 0 1 15 8 63 8 5 3 .235 .272 .290 .562
2018 GCL Tigers West GCL ROK 8 34 32 5 9 1 0 0 4 0 7 2 0 2 .281 .324 .313 .636
2018 Connecticut Tigers NYP A(Short) 3 13 12 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 5 1 1 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
2018 GCL Tigers East GCL ROK 37 166 156 14 35 7 0 0 9 7 51 5 4 1 .224 .259 .269 .528
2019 2 Teams Minors 58 243 220 24 42 8 1 1 14 17 65 7 5 6 .191 .267 .250 .517
2019 West Michigan Whitecaps MID A(Full) 6 21 20 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 1 .050 .095 .050 .145
2019 Connecticut Tigers NYP A(Short) 52 222 200 22 41 8 1 1 13 17 60 6 5 5 .205 .284 .270 .554

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Hit: 45 | Power: 40 | Run: 60 | Arm: 60 | Field: 55 | Overall: 40

Liniak, whose uncle Cole played in the big leagues and father Justin was drafted by the Rockies, had missed most of his junior season with a broken hand and was then rusty on the summer showcase circuit. He was able to shake that off during a strong senior season, putting him more firmly on the prospect map. The Tigers nabbed him in the fourth round of the 2018 Draft and gave him a well above pick value bonus of $900,000 to sign him away from his University of San Diego commitment.

Long and lanky, Liniak has some serious raw tools to grow into. He will need to add strength to his frame to help his bat come along, which will be a bit of a project, and not everyone loves his setup at the plate. There is bat speed and raw power to tap into and his 6-foot-2 frame should be able to handle good weight. His plus speed helps him on both sides of the ball and he runs even better once underway, which allows him to cover a ton of ground in the outfield. He has a strong arm to boot, one which would work from a corner, but he has the tools to stick in center field.

Patience will be the key for the Tigers' player development staff as it will take time for Liniak's raw tools to turn into consistent production. The end result could be a pretty dynamic up-the-middle player, so the wait could be worth it.

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
06/17/2019 CF Kingston Liniak assigned to Connecticut Tigers from West Michigan Whitecaps.
06/04/2019 CF Kingston Liniak assigned to West Michigan Whitecaps from Connecticut Tigers.
08/30/2018 CF Kingston Liniak assigned to Connecticut Tigers from GCL Tigers West.
08/22/2018 CF Kingston Liniak assigned to GCL Tigers West from GCL Tigers East.
06/29/2018 OF Kingston Liniak assigned to GCL Tigers East from GCL Tigers West.
06/18/2018 Detroit Tigers signed OF Kingston Liniak.
06/18/2018 OF Kingston Liniak assigned to GCL Tigers West.