3 players the Detroit Tigers could replace, and who they should consider using instead
The Detroit Tigers continued their resurgence over the weekend by splitting a series with the best team in the American League. But that couldn’t hide that there are three spots where the team clearly needs to upgrade.
What are Detroit Tigers going to do in the outfield?
DETROIT – What in the world are the Detroit Tigers going to do in the outfield this season? AdGrossman has a career on-base percentage of .350 and posted an .826 OPS during the shortened 2020 season. JaCoby Jones #21 of the Detroit Tigers looks on against the Chicago White Sox on August 19, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. In his first four MLB seasons from 2016-2019, Mazara hit 20, 20, 20 and 19 home runs with an OPS between .739 and .786 -- rising slightly each season. DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 20: Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers flies out against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Comerica Park on September 20, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan.
Community steps in to help man whose van was stolen in violent Roseville carjacking
ROSEVILLE, Mich. – A man whose van was stolen in a violent carjacking in Macomb County is speaking out about the incident. Derek Hill, 52, said he pulled over to help when he saw a woman stranded in a Roseville Del Taco parking lot on Tuesday. It was around 1:30 a.m. when Hill saw a car broken down on Gratiot Avenue at Masonic in Roseville. He said he motioned the person motioned for Hill to roll down his window and that’s when he was punched. Michael Masters of Masters Auto Sales in Roseville heard about the attack and gave Hill one of his vans.
Heres how Detroit Tigers should shuffle starting lineup following JaCoby Jones injury
DETROIT Tuesday should have been a celebratory night for the Detroit Tigers. But it was also a costly one, because they lost starting center fielder JaCoby Jones for the rest of the season. But bad luck struck again Tuesday, when Milwaukee Brewers reliever Phil Bickford made his MLB debut and hit Jones in the hand. Derek Hill #29 of the Detroit Tigers runs the bases during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. During the Tigers recent 8-2 run, Jones was slashing just .250/.313/.321 with two doubles, two walks and 11 strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers send 19 players to Toledo -- 37 left competing for 30 roster spots
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers sent 19 players to their alternate training site in Toledo on Monday, leaving 37 players to battle for 30 Opening Day roster spots. READ: How will the Tigers fill their final rotation spots after the Jordan Zimmermann injury? Haase and Rogers were fighting for what figured to be two or three catcher spots on the roster. That means seven of these 13 players will also be sent to Toledo or the taxi squad, while six make the roster. Lets assume its 11, leaving four bullpen spots and two reserve spots open.
Predicting the full Detroit Tigers 30-man roster one week before the season begins
DETROIT It almost doesnt seem real, but one week from Friday is the start of what could be the strangest Detroit Tigers season ever. Roster makeupPredicting the roster for a team like the Tigers -- with so many unproven players fighting for jobs -- is tricky even in a normal year. READ: Here are the players included on the Detroit Tigers spring training rosterMLB expanded rosters by one spot before the pandemic, allowing teams to carry 26 players. He gave up way too many runs, but hes looked better in both spring training segments. Reyes was much better than Stewart during spring training in March, when the latter struggled to make any solid contact.
5 ways Detroit Tigers appear to be much better this year after week of intrasquad games
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have offered live streams of their intrasquad games for about a week now, and while the rules are loose and the results come with an asterisk, its blatantly obvious this team is much better than a year ago. READ: Predicting the full Tigers 30-man roster one week before the season beginsBack in February, I predicted that the Tigers could be 15-20 games better than their 47-114 record this season. After watching the Tigers intrasquad games from Saturday through Thursday (five games total), here are five positive observations. Cron of a home run during the Detroit Tigers' intrasquad game July 13, 2020, at Comerica Park. Cron #26 (L) of the Detroit Tigers is greeted at home plate by teammate Jonathan Schoop #8 after he hit a home run during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 11, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.
Heres how ace Matt Boyd, top prospect Casey Mize performed in Detroit Tigers intrasquad game
DETROIT Ace Matt Boyd squared off against elite prospect Casey Mize on Thursday at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers held their second intrasquad game. pic.twitter.com/pcwNqRf07L Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 8, 2020Pitching was the story of the second game, as the teams best MLB arm took the mound against MLBs No. Boyd looked much sharper in his second inning of work, retiring Schwindel and Greiner before a two-out single from Willi Castro. Since he got through six batters on just 16 pitches, the Tigers had Mize face Bonifacio to get some extra work. Mize finished the game with 23 pitches and three strikeouts in two perfect innings, spanning seven outs.
7 Detroit Tigers who could benefit from expanded Opening Day rosters
DETROIT As part of the amended 60-game MLB season, each team will be allowed to include four additional players on its Opening Day roster. Heres a look at some of the Detroit Tigers players who could benefit from expanded rosters. Finally, Castro was among the teams hottest hitters in spring training, which was important after an uninspiring cup of tea at the big league level in 2019. RP Shao-Ching ChiangShao-Ching Chiang was an interesting addition to the Tigers first spring training roster. Travis Demeritte #50 of the Detroit Tigers at bat against the Oakland Athletics at Ring Central Coliseum on September 06, 2019 in Oakland, California.
Here are the 58 players included on the Detroit Tigers spring training roster
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have released their initial Club Player Pool, including 58 players who can participate in spring training. Schwindel was one of the nice success stories of spring training in March. Willi Castro could benefit from the extra roster spots, but Lugo feels like someone who could still end up on the outside looking in. ProspectsThese are the players Tigers fans are most anxious to see, and for good reason. Dingler made the cut just weeks after being the teams second-round draft pick, but hell likely just get some work in Toledo.