American professional baseball outfielder, Akil Neomon Baddoo, was born on August 16, 1998, he plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2021.
Baddoo was born in Silver Spring, Maryland to parents John and Akilah. His father is originally from Ghana and his mother is from Trinidad and Tobago. He was educated and played varsity baseball at Salem High School in Conyers, Georgia.
On April 13, Baddoo recorded his fourth home run of the season. He became the first player in franchise history to post four homers and 10 RBIs within his first eight games, and the first major league player to do so since Kyle Lewis in 2019.
On August 11, Baddoo was placed on the 7-day concussion protocol injured list, following a collision with center fielder Derek Hill the previous night. Baddoo was activated off the injured list on August 23.
Baddoo finished the 2021 season hitting .259 with 13 home runs and 55 RBI, while stealing 18 bases in 22 attempts. Baddoo earned the Detroit Tigers-Detroit Sports Media Association 2021 Rookie of the Year award.
Baddoo made the 2022 Opening day roster and began the season as the Tigers center fielder. On May 9, he was sent down to AAA after posting a .140 average.
American professional baseball outfielder, Akil Neomon Baddoo has not disclosed any information about his relationship, and as such, it is assumed that he is single.