Detroit Tigers shortstop Javier Osorio is considered one of the most advanced players in his international class, and one scout says he’s the best among his position group. The 16-year-old Venezuelan has power potential because of his bat speed. His athleticism and above-average arm strength could keep him at shortstop for the long haul. “My bat
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Rogers Hornsby’s decision to spend his baseball-less winters staring out the window and waiting for spring may have made sense in the 1930s, but it doesn’t quite hold up these days. After all, there’s been about 100 years of filmmaking advances since the Hall of Fame second baseman uttered those words. For us 21st-century citizens,
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Welcome to Fifth Third Field, a neighborhood-defining ballpark located in Toledo’s Warehouse District. The city’s rich baseball history collides with a top-of-the-line modern-day ballpark experience, resulting in one of the most unique and vibrant gameday atmospheres in Minor League Baseball. Toledo Mud Hens (Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers since 1987)Established: 1965League: Triple-A East (Triple-A
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Detroit Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes is four wins from becoming a champion for Caribes de Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League. His team faces Navegantes del Magallanes in the best-of-seven championship series, which begins Tuesday. If seven games are needed, the series will conclude Jan. 25. To get here, five teams played 16 games in the round-robin semifinals. The results: Caribes
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By TC Zencka | January 17, 2022 at 10:44am CDT Left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano has announced his retirement, agent Mike Maulini tells Robert Murray of FanSided. Liriano debuted in 2005 with the Twins as a 21-year-old, and he last toed the rubber with the Pirates in 2019. All in all, Liriano appeared in 14 big-league
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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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Clayton Campbell Jr. wants to become the first New Zealand-born player to make his MLB debut. “I’m going to be that first one,” Campbell said Dec. 21 from his home near Sydney, Australia, where he has lived since 2009. The Detroit Tigers signed Campbell on Dec. 10 for a $125,000 bonus as an international free agent.
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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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The Detroit Tigers made their big splash in 2022 international signing period, which began Saturday, by signing 16-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Javier Osorio. Osorio, who turns 17 in late March, signed for a $2.2 million bonus, a source with knowledge of the situation told the Free Press. The right-handed hitter ranks No. 13 on MLB Pipeline’s top 50 international
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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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