A Long Summers Day

History /

Ed Summers’ name is rarely mentioned among great hurlers in Tigers history.  Verlander, Newhouser, and Lolich?  Sure.  But Summers never gets a mention.  

Perhaps the fact that he pitched for the Detroiters long ago in the early 1900’s is one reason why.  Or maybe it’s because he pitched for only five seasons in the Old English D.

Three Questions for the Tigers in September

Last Call Blog /

For teams out of contention for a postseason spot, September can be a grind.  Simply knocking games off the schedule can become a focus if you are not careful. Yet, for a Tigers team in transition, the final month of the season still has value.  Organizations are constantly evaluating, regardless of position in the standings. Like all …

Victor Alcántara Has Mastered His Control Issues

Last Call Blog /

The Tigers recent road trip to the West Coast provided a glimpse of what a playoff contender’s bullpen looks like.  And it’s pretty impressive.  The Oakland A’s have elbowed their way into the postseason picture not with a dominating rotation, but rather a hard-throwing, door-slamming bullpen. The Tigers got a steady dose of Lou Trivino, Jeurys Familia, …

The Tigers Rebuild Continues With Fiers Trade

Last Call Blog /

Forging relationships is something that organically happens in the game of baseball.  When you spend seven months of the year with a group of individuals, you automatically become joined at the hip. Mike Fiers is no different.  The right-hander was dealt to the Oakland Athletics on Monday ending a short-lived tenure with the Tigers, but …

Ty Tyson: Detroit’s Original Voice of Summer

History /

For twenty-two years, Ty Cobb roamed the outfield grass for the Detroit Tigers, carving out a Hall of Fame career that produced double-digit batting titles.  The Georgia Peach was synonymous with Tigers baseball in the early 1900’s and he was certainly the city’s most famous “Ty”.

But in the early 20’s, one season after Cobb left the Tigers for the Philadelphia Athletics, a new Ty was on the scene in Detroit.  This one carried a microphone instead of a bat 

Cleat Sheet-July 28, 2018

Cleat Sheet /

The Cleat Sheet is a CliffsNotes collection of in-depth statistical tidbits about current Tigers players.  Follow @InsideEdgeScout and @fangraphs on twitter for more statistical notes. Tigers hitters have chased 47% of pitches out of the strike zone with two strikes this season.  That is the highest percentage in the major leagues. Left-handed batters are hitting only …

Brady Policelli: The Prospect You’ve Never Heard Of

The Minor Leagues /

On a warm Monday afternoon in Davenport, Iowa, the leadoff man for the Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps is a catcher who leads his team in stolen bases – an odd combination. He’s also an infielder and outfielder, but on this day, he’s behind the plate. He’s also third on his team in home runs and extra-base hits. It’s about time you’re introduced to Tigers minor leaguer Brady Policelli.