Another new feature for Motor City Bengals in 2021 is that we are kicking off our first-ever Detroit Tigers Prospect Week that will run from March 8 to March 14. The official schedule of articles will be dropping on Monday morning.
We toy with Cleveland Indians fans about their lack of outfield depth and the ownership’s unwillingness to address their needs in the grass. Heck, the fans do it to themselves. But the Detroit Tigers were running into some of the same issues just a short time ago. Names like Jason Krizan, Jacob Robson, and Danny…
Daniel Norris famously lives out of a 1978 Volkswagen bus, but what many fans do not know about him is he appears to have carved himself a role in the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen. When Norris was traded to the Detroit Tigers as part of the David Price deal, he was projected as a middle-of-the-rotation starting…
Last week we had a bit of fun with Detroit Tigers prospect Spencer Torkelson and his can-related finger injury. But new details about this important story have emerged, from the mouth of the man himself:
It was a difficult year for Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart in 2020. His numbers took a step back across the board and now there are significant questions about his future. The upcoming season is a pivotal one for Stewart and will go a long way in determining his future with the organization.
With Grapefruit League action underway, and the long awaited return of Dan Dickerson’s dulcet tones to the airwaves—many of us are still waiting for MLB to actually permit us to watch our favorite teams—the spring ritual has arrived. In that spirit, we’re joined on this episode by David Laurila of FanGraphs.com. Laurila has written for
While the circumstances were unprecedented and difficult for all parties involved, in the end, the Detroit Tigers 2020 draft class was pretty well received. That’s as it should be when you’re picking first overall and have a compensation round pick in the mix as well, but while Spencer Torkelson was considered a no-brainer by many,
Could there be another power-hitting outfielder on the horizon? According to a report from the New York Post, the Detroit Tigers were one of nearly a dozen teams to attend the showcase of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes recently. Cespedes, 35, is coming off a limited 2020 as he recovered from a crazy wild boar incident in…
We all know the drill. Don’t get too excited about spring training. For the past three seasons, that’s been pretty easy for fans of the Detroit Tigers. However, as the better prospects are beginning to make their presence felt, and the 2021 roster is fortified with a decent selection of veteran players and reclamation projects,
Time: 1:05 p.m.Place: LECOM Park, Bradenton, Fla.Media: MLB.TV (Pirates’ feed), Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Casey Mize vs. RHP J.T. Brubaker Spencer Torkelson, Riley Greene and Dillon Dingler on today’s travel roster for Tigers, who face the Pirates at 1:05 in Bradenton. Casey Mize gets the start. pic.twitter.com/VXlVZrzoQY — Jason Beck (@beckjason) March 2, 2021
Yesterday we looked at three Statcast standouts from the first Detroit Tigers spring training game of the season. We won’t be doing this for every game…but it’s kind of fun when the young players and prospects are in camp, so let’s give it another whirl!
Detroit Tigers prospect Alex Faedo had probably heard the whispers in college from those worried that his herky-jerky three-quarter slot may end up leading to injury. Despite some efforts by the team and Faedo to clean things up with his motion, that forecast by the draft and college baseball gurus, unfortunately, became a reality in…
As a Rule 5 draft pick, with limited experience in the upper minors, Akil Baddoo faces an uphill battle to make the 26 man roster. But, for a rebuilding team looking to add depth and talent, the Detroit Tigers have every intention of giving him a chance to stick.
The Detroit Tigers have been remarkably consistent over the past four seasons. The team has posted winning percentages of .395, .395, and .397 in three of those seasons, the only outlier being their .292 percentage in 2019. The Tigers sunk to the bottom of baseball in 2017 and have failed to improve since then. Tigers’
Though a tad bit over-long and sanitized for the family-friendly Disney crowd, The Rookie is a surprisingly effective dramatic effort. The film is buoyed by Dennis Quaid’s considerable talent, a strong supporting cast, believable baseball sequences, and just enough realness to take off the typical saccharine Disney shine.
Manager A.J. Hinch wasted no time in seeing what type of arms he has in the Detroit Tigers bullpen in today’s 5-4 loss to the Yankees down in Tampa. Let’s take a look at how they did. Funkhouser started the game for the Detroit Tigers and pitched just one inning, allowing a pair of walks…
And for a subset of particularly nerdy Detroit Tigers fans, yesterday was fun for another reason: Pitch-tracking nerds, note that we now have tracking data for NINE spring training venues, up from two (Jupiter & Salt River Fields) last year. New additions: DET, MIN, NYM, NYY, PHI, PIT & TOR. Enjoy! (cc: @MLBPitchClass) https://t.co/B4gh0i2mp8
Time: 1:05 p.m.Place: George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla.Media: MLB.TV (Yankees’ feed), Tigers Radio NetworkPitching Matchup: RHP Kyle Funkhouser vs. LHP Gerrit Cole Pitching lineup today in Tampa:Kyle FunkhouserGreg SotoBeau BurrowsZack Hess–Also available, Ethan DeCaster, Jason Foley, Andrew Moore, Wladimir Pinto, Logan Shore — Chris McCosky (@cmccosky) March 1, 2021 Yankees lineup today vs. the
For many prospects, the cancelled 2020 minor league season was a lost year of development that could have major negative career implications. Minor league contraction may force some aggressive promotions, while the levels of access to quality training have varied wildly from player to player with MLB’s developmental pipeline shut down for much of the