His father, Mike, was a 17-year Major League veteran, playing for Chicago (AL) (1995-98), Cincinnati (1999), Seattle (2000-03), New York (NL) (2004-05), San Diego (2006-07), Milwaukee (2008-09), Boston (2010-11) and Florida (2011).
Appeared in 35 games for the Tigers in 2021...also played in 39 games with Triple A Toledo....On the injured list from May 4-19 with a right wrist fracture....Launched his first Major League home run in the ninth inning on June 11 vs. Chicago (AL), a two-run shot in the ninth inning off Liam Hendriks...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Tiger to hit his first career homer as a game-tying shot in the ninth inning-or-later since Casper Wells on Sept. 2, 2010 at Minnesota, a solo homer that tied the game 8-8 in the ninth inning...the last Major League player to do so was Houston’s Preston Tucker on May 21, 2015 at Detroit, a solo shot that tied the game 5-5 in the ninth inning....Hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the 10th inning on June 20 at Los Angeles (AL)...also had a go-ahead hit in extra innings on August 22 at Toronto with an 11th inning double....Sidelined from July 7-Aug. 19 with a right toe sprain....Had three extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs, and went 4x5 on Sept. 11 at Iowa....Reached base in all four plate appearances on Sept. 21 vs. Chicago (AL), recording his first career three-hit game and drawing a walk....Broke a 2-2 tie with a solo home run to lead off the ninth inning in the season finale on Oct. 3 at Chicago (AL).
Made his Major League debut with the Tigers in 2020, splitting the season between the big leagues and alternate training site... Appeared in 17 games with the Tigers, hitting .193/.220/.263 with four runs scored, two doubles, a triple and three RBI…was recalled from the alternate training site prior to the game on Sept. 9 vs. Milwaukee, and made his Major League debut that night... After starting the season on an 1x27 stretch, finished on a strong note by batting .333/.355/.467 with hits in seven of his final nine games…had three multi-hit games over that span, including one with a pair of extra-base hits on Sept. 22 at Minnesota... Posted his first Major League hit and RBI on Sept. 11 at Chicago (AL), slapping a two-run single to right field in the sixth inning…Daz’s father, Mike, played 17 years in the Majors and had his first hit in the same ballpark, playing for the White Sox against the Tigers on Aug. 30, 1995... Entered the game on Sept. 18 vs. Cleveland as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, and knocked a triple for his first career extra-base hit…became the sixth Tiger since 2010 and 12th since 2000 to hit a triple as a pinch hitter…was one of nine rookies to hit a pinch-hit three bagger in franchise history, with the most recent one coming from Avisaíl García on May 26, 2013, vs. Minnesota... Had a pair of hits on Sept. 19 vs. Cleveland, including a go-ahead single in the eighth inning… marked the first multi-hit contest and game-winning RBI of his young career... Ranked as the No. 7 prospect in the Tigers organization by Baseball America.
Appeared in 120 games with Triple A Toledo in 2019...Ranked tied for fourth in the International League with six triples, while he was tied for eighth with 62 walks...Finished a triple shy of the cycle and had a season-high four hits, including a double and a home run, and four runs scored on June 26 at Louisville...Posted a 10-game hitting streak from August 11-22, hitting .262/.367/.643 with two doubles, one triple, four home runs and eight RBI...Rated as the seventh-best prospect in the Tigers organization by Baseball America following the season.
Saw time at three different levels in the Tigers player development system in 2018, combining to play in 126 games...Named to the Florida State League Midseason All-Star Team and was selected an Organizational All-Star by MiLB.com...Ranked second among Tigers Minor Leaguers with 24 stolen bases, while he was fifth with 61 RBI...Began the season with Single A Lakeland, hitting safely in 19-of-21 games during April and batting .277/.358/.361 with 14 runs scored, seven doubles and six RBI...Belted a pair of home runs on May 23 vs. Palm Beach...Posted a 12-game hitting streak from May 12-27, batting .391/.462/.630 with 10 runs scored, one double, two triples, two home runs and nine RBI...Went a perfect 4x4 with a triple on June 12 vs. Jupiter...added a second four-hit game, including three doubles and four RBI, on August 8 vs. Portland...Appeared in 12 games with Double A Erie in June and hit .375/.444/.646 with 10 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 10 RBI....Played in four games with Triple A Toledo in the International League playoffs, batting .500/.600/.750 with four runs scored, one double, one triple and three RBI...Hit .342/.435/.468 with 17 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, one home run and five RBI in 20 games with the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League...selected to play in the AFL Rising Stars Game and was named to the AFL All-Prospect Team...Ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the Tigers organization, the seventh-best prospect in the Eastern League and the No. 16 prospect in the Florida State League by Baseball America following the season.