Detroit Tigers Starting Lineup 2/15/19 Tigers Lineup

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The starting lineup of Detroit looks a lot different from a few years ago, and if Miguel Cabrera isn’t healthy this lineup is going to be a below average one. Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera are easily their two best hitters, and around them is a lot of youth that they are getting a look at for the future. Grayson Greiner will be the starting catcher with James McCann out in Chicago, and the most exciting young prospect has to be Niko Goodrum who flashed some power at second base. There are not a lot of great on-base guys, so using Jeimer Candelario and Jacoby Jones at the top of the order is not a guarantee for any sort of RBI production in the middle of the lineup. While they might be a pesky bunch at times, in the long run this is a bottom ten lineup in baseball.

Updated: 9:00 am GMT, 10/1

Starting Lineup

S. Turnbull , (R), SP
1. J. Candelario , (S), 3B
2. J. Jones , (R), CF
3. N. Castellanos , (R), RF
4. N. Goodrum , (S), 1B
5. M. Mahtook , (R), LF
6. J. McCann , (R), C
7. D. Lugo , (R), 2B
8. P. Kozma , (R), SS
9. S. Turnbull , (R), SP
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R) 68 3 0-2 16.1 69 17 11 11 1 4 15 0.33% 0.05% 1.29 0.327
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
3B Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario (S) 82 1 144 619 121 71 28 3 19 54 78 3 2 0.224 0.317 0.39 0.71
CF JaCoby Jones J. Jones (R) 70 2 129 466 89 50 22 6 11 34 54 13 5 0.207 0.266 0.36 0.63
RF Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos (R) 87 3 158 678 185 111 46 5 23 89 88 2 1 0.298 0.354 0.50 0.854
1B Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum (S) 72 4 131 492 109 61 29 3 16 53 55 12 4 0.245 0.315 0.43 0.747
LF Mikie Mahtook M. Mahtook (R) 72 5 67 250 45 30 4 2 9 29 24 4 1 0.202 0.276 0.36 0.635
C James McCann J. McCann (R) 75 6 118 457 94 70 16 0 8 39 31 0 3 0.22 0.267 0.31 0.581
2B Dawel Lugo D. Lugo (R) 72 7 27 101 20 14 4 1 1 8 10 0 0 0.213 0.267 0.31 0.576
SS Pete Kozma P. Kozma (R) 62 8 27 72 15 9 4 1 1 8 7 0 1 0.217 0.236 0.35 0.584
SP Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R) 68 9 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0

2018 Recent Tigers Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 @ MIL L 0-11 Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R), 5.1 IP, 7 SO, 4 ER, L Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario JaCoby Jones J. Jones Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Mikie Mahtook M. Mahtook James McCann J. McCann Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Pete Kozma P. Kozma Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull
9/29 @ MIL L 5-6 Daniel Norris D. Norris (L), 4.2 IP, 8 SO, 5 ER, ND Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario JaCoby Jones J. Jones Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Mikie Mahtook M. Mahtook Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Pete Kozma P. Kozma Daniel Norris D. Norris
9/29 @ MIL L 5-6 Jordan Zimmermann J. Zimmermann (R), 4 IP, 4 SO, 5 ER, ND Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Harold Castro H. Castro Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Jim Adduci J. Adduci James McCann J. McCann JaCoby Jones J. Jones Victor Reyes V. Reyes Jordan Zimmermann J. Zimmermann
9/28 @ MIN L 3-9 Francisco Liriano F. Liriano (L), 2.2 IP, 5 SO, 4 ER, L Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Mikie Mahtook M. Mahtook Grayson Greiner G. Greiner JaCoby Jones J. Jones Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Pete Kozma P. Kozma
9/27 @ MIN L 4-11 Matthew Boyd M. Boyd (L), 3.2 IP, 3 SO, 6 ER, L Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Jim Adduci J. Adduci James McCann J. McCann JaCoby Jones J. Jones Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez
9/23 vs KC L 2-3 Daniel Norris D. Norris (L), 5 IP, 3 SO, 1 ER, ND Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Mikie Mahtook M. Mahtook Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Victor Reyes V. Reyes Pete Kozma P. Kozma
9/22 vs KC W 5-4 Jordan Zimmermann J. Zimmermann (R), 7 IP, 5 SO, 2 ER, ND Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Victor Martinez V. Martinez Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Mikie Mahtook M. Mahtook James McCann J. McCann JaCoby Jones J. Jones Pete Kozma P. Kozma
9/21 vs KC L 3-4 Francisco Liriano F. Liriano (L), 6 IP, 4 SO, 1 ER, L JaCoby Jones J. Jones Christin Stewart C. Stewart Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Victor Martinez V. Martinez Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez James McCann J. McCann Jarrod Saltalamacchia J. Saltalamacchia Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Pete Kozma P. Kozma
9/20 vs KC W 11-8 Matthew Boyd M. Boyd (L), 1.1 IP, 1 SO, 2 ER, ND JaCoby Jones J. Jones Christin Stewart C. Stewart Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Victor Martinez V. Martinez Jim Adduci J. Adduci Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Pete Kozma P. Kozma
9/19 vs MIN L 2-8 Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R), 4 IP, 2 SO, 6 ER, L JaCoby Jones J. Jones Christin Stewart C. Stewart Nicholas Castellanos N. Castellanos Mikie Mahtook M. Mahtook Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez James McCann J. McCann Jim Adduci J. Adduci Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Pete Kozma P. Kozma

2019 Detroit Tigers Pitching Analysis

The Tigers had one of the worst rotations in baseball last season, which outside of Cleveland, could be said for many of the AL Central teams. Detroit is going through a full rebuild, and the rotation is going to suffer again this season. To think just a few years ago Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer were leading this rotation, and Rick Porcello was their third option. Things have certainly changed since then. The deal for Jordan Zimmermann a few years ago has been deemed a giant bust, but they don’t have anywhere to go other than him. He finished with a 4.52 ERA last year, and his strikeouts were up a bit which was a positive. It is hard to expect much out of Zimmermann this upcoming season. He is projected for over a 4.50 ERA in the new year, pushing dangerously closing to five. We shouldn’t expect Zimmermann to carry a high strikeout rate, and there really is nobody in this rotation that will. Michael Fulmer had a severe leg injury last season, and over the last few he has been one of the more consistent options for the Tigers. Fulmer stands the best chance to lead the Tigers in ERA this season.

Matt Boyd is likely to headline the rotation, which isn’t a good sign. Boyd is a home run prone lefty who has struggled each season in the majors. The lefty had under a 30% groundball rate, which contributes to his career 1.55 HR/9. Boyd is likely going to struggle with these types of number, with maybe the occasional good outing. The Tigers signed Tyson Ross to fill a void in the rotation, and it is not a bad signing given Ross has struggled at times. He relies heavily on his slider, which has given his arm some trouble in the past, but health seems to be on his side now. Ross is going to struggle a bit, but some fresh blood in the Detroit is worth getting excited for. His swinging strike rate was back up from 2017, although it is still down from his career norm which is in the double-digits. Blaine Hardy and Daniel Norris will be fighting for the last spot in the rotation, or if one is struggling they will place him. Norris has not been the prospect he was advertised to be.