In 2019, the Detroit Tigers finished the season with a record of 47-114, easily the worst in the league that year. The silver lining in a season that bad is receiving the first overall selection in the next year’s draft. The Tigers used the first overall pick in the 2020 draft on Spencer Torkelson, a
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Show Caption Hide Caption What MLB draftee Jackson Jobe thinks about joining Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers right-hander Jackson Jobe talks Sunday, July 11, 2021, about being selected No. 3 overall in the 2021 MLB draft. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Clayton Campbell Jr. wants to become the first New Zealand-born player to make his MLB
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First baseman Edgar Wesley’s 213 OPS+ in 1925 was the best in Detroit history.  (Photo credit: Seamheads.com) In recent posts, I have integrated Detroit Stars players into the all-time Detroit major league position lists:    shortstops center fielders This week, I am looking at first basemen.  Before Negro League data was so conveniently available at Seamheads.com, I
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Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers international signee Cristian Santana has ‘advanced approach’ with bat Detroit Tigers director of international operations Tom Moore checks in Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, to discuss the newest members of the organization. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press The Detroit Tigers made their big splash in 2022 international signing period, which
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Simply put: The Tigers are on the rise. They are going to be a popular pick to jump into the field of contenders in 2022 – and for good reason. Though a 77-85 record might not look like a team on the rise, they started the year with an 8-19 month of April and looked
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Detroit – The Tigers, as was previously reported, opened Major League Baseball’s international signing period by inking a pair of 17-year-old Venezuelan-born shortstops. According to ESPN’s Jesse Sanchez, the Tigers gave signing bonuses to Javier Osorio ($2.2 million) and Samuel Gil ($1.2 million). Osorio, 6-0, 172 pounds, is ranked No. 10 by Baseball America and
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The Tigers have emerged as one of the most active teams on the international market in recent years, and that trend has continued into 2022. According to industry sources, the club has agreed to a $2.2 million deal with 6-foot-2 shortstop Javier Osorio, who ranks No. 13 on MLB.com’s Top 50 International Prospects list. Detroit
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Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers international signee Cristian Santana has ‘advanced approach’ with bat Detroit Tigers director of international operations Tom Moore checks in Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, to discuss the newest members of the organization. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Manuel Sequera is a name to know. The Detroit Tigers identified Sequera, from Barquisimeto,
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A few more minor league signings to supplement the recent flurry of minor league deals around the league… The Tigers are bringing back right-handed pitcher Ricardo Pinto after he spent all of the 2021 season in Detroit’s minor league ranks. Pinto was previously a prospect of some note, pitching in the 2016 Futures Game in the Phillies organization before
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Welcome to the TigerDome? It isn’t as farfetched as you might imagine. Once upon a time, there were whispers of a new Tiger Stadium that would have featured a dome. One eagle-eyed history buff shared the throwback newspaper article on Twitter and it got us wondering about this would-be TigerDome. Anyone who lived in Detroit
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Saturday brings a big day on the baseball calendar, at least in our neck of the woods. That’s when the 2022 international signing period opens, meaning hundreds of players outside the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will be able to ink their first contracts and begin their journeys in professional baseball. MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez
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