DETROIT – On Tuesday, a month before the Detroit Tigers play their first spring training game of 2019, we predicted what the starting lineup and defensive positions would look like on Opening Day.
The starting rotation won't look any more promising than the offense, at least not at the beginning of the season. Last season, Tigers starters ranked outside the top 20 in ERA, batting average allowed, innings pitched and strikeouts.
There are a couple of new faces that could shake up the rotation, but none that will make the Tigers drastically better than a year ago.
Here's a look at what we can expect in the starting rotation.
1. Michael Fulmer
2018 stats: 132.1 innings pitched, 7.5 K/9, 4.69 ERA, 1.32 WHIP