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Enough prognostication. Time to bake in some actual results. This is the second round of the Rookie Power Rankings, a top 10 as voted on by MLB Pipeline writers that takes a snapshot of the current favorites to win Rookie of the Year Awards in 2021. This edition allows the Pipeline team to incorporate performance
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DETROIT — Snow coated the outfield at Comerica Park as Tigers players and coaches arrived Wednesday morning for their split doubleheader against the Pirates. It was still topping the shrubs beyond center field as Michael Fulmer threw the day’s first pitch in 40-degree weather, creating an interesting backdrop for hitters. Zack Short didn’t care. “He
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Niko Goodrum sounded almost resigned in Spring Training when he talked about the value of defense versus hitting in his return to a super-utility role. “What it boils down to, if we’re speaking facts, is about hitting,” Goodrum said in March. “It’s not about whether I can do the defense. That’s all understood. It’s just
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Spencer Turnbull might have missed the Opening Day snowstorm in Detroit while dealing with what he confirmed Tuesday was COVID-19, but Mother Nature was kind enough to save a few flurries for his season debut on Wednesday against the Pirates. “I checked the weather, and it was like [an] 80 percent chance of snow [and
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The MLB Draft is still three months away, but our experts, Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, are set to release an updated and expanded Draft Top 150 later this week. While they won’t give the order away in advance, they did offer a sneak preview on the latest Pipeline Podcast. Guided by host Jason Ratliff,
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With rain falling, snow on the radar and a gametime temperature predicted in the low 30s, the Pirates-Tigesr series opener at Comerica Park on Tuesday was postponed. The teams will now participate in a split doubleheader on Wednesday. Michael Fulmer, Tuesday’s scheduled starter for Detroit, will now pitch Game 1, which begins at 2:10 p.m.
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It’s still early in the 2021 season, but some of the numbers we’re seeing are definitely real. MLB.com’s beat reporters sat down to figure out which ones to trust. For all 30 clubs, these are the stat lines that are a real indicator of what’s to come over the course of the year. Here’s one
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A pair of former top prospects and another well on his way took their turns in the spotlight Saturday. The trio did not disappoint. Tristan McKenzie struck out seven over five innings while Dane Dunning and Dean Kremer — squaring off against each other — combined to allow a run over 10 2/3 innings with
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The look on Casey Mize‘s face as he watched Matt Olson’s first-inning home run soar 438 feet out to right field summed up the pitch as well as his outing Saturday. The Tigers’ right-hander had the A’s slugger in an 0-2 count, couldn’t get him to chase splitters out of the zone, then left a
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Nobody in American League history had a higher OPS through his first eight Major League games than Akil Baddoo. Nobody expected the Tigers rookie and Rule 5 revelation to keep up that record pace. Baddoo’s season is going to be a series of adjustments as he experiences his first extended stretch of baseball since Class
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The Tigers placed starting right fielder Nomar Mazara on the 10-day injured list with a left abdominal strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Joe Jiménez from the taxi squad on Thursday. Mazara was injured following a swing in Wednesday’s win at Houston. “Putting him on the injured list was more of a reaction to the type
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Velocity, velocity, velocity. It’s all the rage these days. But pitching is an art, and what makes it so isn’t just the reading of the radar gun. It’s what else you can add to the mix. Bob Gibson and Randy Johnson had the slider. Sandy Koufax and Clayton Kershaw leaned on the curveball. Trevor Hoffman’s
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HOUSTON — The last time Michael Fulmer won a game, he beat a Minnesota Twins lineup that had his current teammate Robbie Grossman in it. That was three years — and two surgeries — ago. The last time the Tigers scored six runs in three consecutive road games, they were making a late-season charge to
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