Detroit Tigers Starting Lineup 10/14/19 Tigers Lineup

47-114, 5th in AL Central

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DET 3 @ CHW 5

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The Tigers are a team in transition, and the offense was pesky last season, but didn’t offer a ton of pop. They were silent in the offseason, only bringing in Josh Harrison. He is a utility contact bat that will have some value batting higher in the order. Detroit will get Miguel Cabrera back, and at his age he is still a quality hitter. However, the power isn’t there anymore. Nicholas Castellanos has been one of the better bats in the lineup, but his trade demand makes us wonder if he will be in Detroit much longer. As long as he is, he is the best bat they have in terms of all-around power. Jeimer Candelario and Niko Goodrum are two younger infielder, and both flashed potential. Goodrum had some decent power, but the contact was below average.

Updated: 7:00 am GMT, 9/30

Starting Lineup

1. V. Reyes , (S), CF
2. J. Candelario , (S), 1B
3. M. Cabrera , (R), DH
4. R. Rodriguez , (R), 2B
5. B. Dixon , (R), LF
6. D. Lugo , (R), 3B
7. T. Demeritte , (R), RF
8. J. Rogers , (R), C
9. W. Castro , (S), SS
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 29 3-17 148.1 656 154 86 76 14 59 146 23.00% 9.40% 1.44 0.333
Pos Hitter
CF Victor Reyes V. Reyes (S)
1B Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario (S)
DH Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera (R)
2B Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez (R)
LF Brandon Dixon B. Dixon (R)
3B Dawel Lugo D. Lugo (R)
RF Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte (R)
C Jake Rogers J. Rogers (R)
SS Willi Castro W. Castro (S)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Victor Reyes V. Reyes (S) 69 1 68 291 84 60 16 5 3 25 29 9 3 0.305 0.337 0.43 0.77
1B Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario (S) 69 2 94 385 68 41 17 2 8 32 33 3 1 0.204 0.306 0.34 0.644
DH Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera (R) 84 3 137 548 139 106 21 0 12 59 41 0 0 0.283 0.347 0.40 0.745
2B Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez (R) 74 4 85 293 61 32 12 3 14 43 29 3 1 0.222 0.253 0.44 0.693
LF Brandon Dixon B. Dixon (R) 70 5 118 421 97 58 20 4 15 52 41 5 2 0.248 0.29 0.44 0.725
3B Dawel Lugo D. Lugo (R) 72 6 77 287 66 46 10 4 6 26 28 0 0 0.243 0.268 0.38 0.643
RF Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte (R) 71 7 48 185 38 26 7 2 3 10 24 3 0 0.225 0.286 0.34 0.629
C Jake Rogers J. Rogers (R) 70 8 35 126 14 7 3 0 4 8 11 0 0 0.125 0.222 0.26 0.481
SS Willi Castro W. Castro (S) 69 9 30 109 23 15 6 1 1 8 10 0 1 0.23 0.284 0.34 0.624

2019 Recent Tigers Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/29 @ CHW L 3-5 Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera John Hicks J. Hicks Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Christin Stewart C. Stewart Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Willi Castro W. Castro
9/28 @ CHW W 4-3 Tyler Alexander T. Alexander (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Gordon Beckham G. Beckham
9/28 @ CHW L 1-7 Matthew Boyd M. Boyd (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Harold Castro H. Castro Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Christin Stewart C. Stewart Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Brandon Dixon B. Dixon John Hicks J. Hicks Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Willi Castro W. Castro
9/26 vs MIN L 4-10 Jordan Zimmermann J. Zimmermann (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Dawel Lugo D. Lugo John Hicks J. Hicks Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Willi Castro W. Castro
9/25 vs MIN L 1-5 Daniel Norris D. Norris (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Harold Castro H. Castro Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Willi Castro W. Castro
9/24 vs MIN L 2-4 Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Harold Castro H. Castro Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Willi Castro W. Castro
9/22 vs CHW W 6-3 Matthew Boyd M. Boyd (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Harold Castro H. Castro Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Gordon Beckham G. Beckham Willi Castro W. Castro
9/21 vs CHW L 3-5 Tyler Alexander T. Alexander (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Harold Castro H. Castro Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Christin Stewart C. Stewart Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Willi Castro W. Castro
9/20 vs CHW L 1-10 Jordan Zimmermann J. Zimmermann (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Harold Castro H. Castro Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Christin Stewart C. Stewart Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez John Hicks J. Hicks Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte
9/19 @ CLE L 0-7 Daniel Norris D. Norris (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Harold Castro H. Castro Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Christin Stewart C. Stewart Jeimer Candelario J. Candelario Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Grayson Greiner G. Greiner Willi Castro W. Castro

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.