Detroit Tigers Starting Lineup 8/21/19 Tigers Lineup

37-86, 5th in AL Central

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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.

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Starting Lineup

D. Norris , (L), SP
1. V. Reyes , (S), LF
2. T. Demeritte , (R), RF
3. M. Cabrera , (R), DH
4. H. Castro , (L), CF
5. D. Lugo , (R), 3B
6. R. Rodriguez , (R), 1B
7. J. Mercer , (R), SS
8. J. Hicks , (R), C
9. G. Beckham , (R), 2B
Pos Pitcher
SP Daniel Norris D. Norris (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Daniel Norris D. Norris (L) 77 22 3-10 123.1 531 139 69 66 23 35 105 17.80% 6.90% 1.41 0.32
Pos Hitter
LF Victor Reyes V. Reyes (S)
RF Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte (R)
DH Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera (R)
CF Harold Castro H. Castro (L)
3B Dawel Lugo D. Lugo (R)
1B Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez (R)
SS Jordy Mercer J. Mercer (R)
C John Hicks J. Hicks (R)
2B Gordon Beckham G. Beckham (R)
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Victor Reyes V. Reyes (S) 69 1 33 133 35 24 7 3 1 9 17 1 1 0.282 0.331 0.41 0.742
RF Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte (R) 71 2 18 73 19 12 3 2 2 5 10 3 0 0.292 0.356 0.49 0.848
DH Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera (R) 84 3 110 448 114 87 18 0 9 50 32 0 0 0.282 0.344 0.39 0.738
CF Harold Castro H. Castro (L) 72 4 65 243 66 53 6 3 4 28 21 3 2 0.283 0.3 0.39 0.686
3B Dawel Lugo D. Lugo (R) 72 5 42 149 30 24 2 3 1 12 8 0 0 0.214 0.248 0.29 0.541
1B Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez (R) 74 6 57 194 41 19 11 3 8 25 19 2 1 0.224 0.253 0.45 0.701
SS Jordy Mercer J. Mercer (R) 71 7 51 191 46 30 10 0 6 13 13 0 0 0.256 0.298 0.41 0.709
C John Hicks J. Hicks (R) 65 8 76 277 53 33 12 0 8 20 21 1 0 0.201 0.235 0.34 0.572
2B Gordon Beckham G. Beckham (R) 67 9 70 211 44 24 13 2 5 14 25 2 1 0.227 0.289 0.39 0.681

2019 Recent Tigers Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
8/21 @ HOU L 3-6 Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Harold Castro H. Castro Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Jordy Mercer J. Mercer Jake Rogers J. Rogers Gordon Beckham G. Beckham
8/20 @ HOU L 4-5 Edwin Jackson E. Jackson (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Dawel Lugo D. Lugo John Hicks J. Hicks Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Jake Rogers J. Rogers Jordy Mercer J. Mercer
8/18 @ TB L 4-5 Matthew Boyd M. Boyd (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Harold Castro H. Castro Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez John Hicks J. Hicks Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Gordon Beckham G. Beckham
8/17 @ TB L 0-1 Jordan Zimmermann J. Zimmermann (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Brandon Dixon B. Dixon John Hicks J. Hicks Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Jordy Mercer J. Mercer
8/16 @ TB W 2-0 Daniel Norris D. Norris (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Harold Castro H. Castro Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Jordy Mercer J. Mercer
8/15 vs SEA L 2-7 Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Harold Castro H. Castro Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte John Hicks J. Hicks Gordon Beckham G. Beckham
8/14 vs SEA W 3-2 Edwin Jackson E. Jackson (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum John Hicks J. Hicks Harold Castro H. Castro Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Jordy Mercer J. Mercer
8/13 vs SEA L 6-11 Matthew Boyd M. Boyd (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez John Hicks J. Hicks Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Jordy Mercer J. Mercer
8/11 vs KC L 2-10 Daniel Norris D. Norris (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Harold Castro H. Castro Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Ronny Rodriguez R. Rodriguez Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte John Hicks J. Hicks Gordon Beckham G. Beckham
8/10 vs KC L 0-7 Spencer Turnbull S. Turnbull (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Victor Reyes V. Reyes Niko Goodrum N. Goodrum Miguel Cabrera M. Cabrera Brandon Dixon B. Dixon Dawel Lugo D. Lugo Harold Castro H. Castro Travis Demeritte T. Demeritte Jake Rogers J. Rogers Jordy Mercer J. Mercer

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.