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Dec 28, 2020
2020 Player review: Willi Castro has arrived

2020 Player review: Willi Castro has arrived

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Tigers’ infield prospect could actually be a better than average major league player You can count on one hand the number of players in the Detroit Tigers’ current lineup who are, or probably ever will be, better than average major league players at their position. In the Tigers’ seemingly never ending rebuild, that’s really what we’re looking for, isn’t it- players who might be part of a decent enough lineup to make the Tigers contenders? Willi Castro exploded in 2020, leading the Tigers in batting average, on...
Dec 22, 2020
2020 Player Review: Miguel Cabrera is the healthiest Tiger

2020 Player Review: Miguel Cabrera is the healthiest Tiger

Photo by Duane Burleson/ Tigers’ “face of the franchise” has issues, but staying healthy isn’t one of them If Detroit Tigers’ fans could ask for one wish, many would wish for Miguel Cabrera to be healthy and to regain his old form, when he was the Most Valuable player in the American League. Well, Cabrera led the team in plate appearances during the pandemic- shortened season in 2020 and was the only Tiger to log enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title in 2019, but his performance at the plate is a far cry from the vintage Miggy that has long...
Dec 17, 2020
2020 Player review: Victor Reyes earned a starting role in Tigers’ outfield

2020 Player review: Victor Reyes earned a starting role in Tigers’ outfield

Photo by Ed Zurga/ Former Rule 5 pick is a contributor Victor Reyes led all Tigers’ position players over the 2019 and 2020 seasons with an fWAR of 2.4. Just let that sink in for a minute- both the 2.4 number and the fact that the leader is Reyes. In 505 plate appearances over two seasons, Reyes has slashed .297/ .327/ .414 with seven home runs and 17 stolen bases. When the Detroit Tigers selected Victor Reyes with the first overall selection in the 2017 Rule 5 draft from the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization, they knew that they would have to be patient as he...

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