Why Jeimer Candelario’s June Struggles Are Not Concerning

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Jeimer Candelario watched his first inning drive off Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle clear the left field wall at Great American Ballpark on Wednesday and must have reveled in the feeling of rounding the bases once again.  It had been a while since he was rewarded for a positive at-bat. It has been miserable June for Candelario, to …

The Secret to Blaine Hardy’s Revival

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The 2018 Detroit Tigers continue to surprise people.  From the seasoned fan to the casual observer. On any given night, the Tigers lineup or rotation can feature some less-than-household-names.  Those names, however, are becoming more familiar to Tigers fans. Niko Goodrum?  Check.  John Hicks?  Yep, heard of him.  Grayson Greiner?  Sure, he’s the catching prospect. This …

Cleat Sheet-June 19, 2018

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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. Nicholas Castellanos has 13 home runs on breaking balls since the All-Star break last year.  That’s the fourth most in the major leagues.  Castellanos is also hitting .414 vs left-handed pitching …

Cleat Sheet-May 21, 2018

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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 struck out in only 15% of plate appearances against left-handed pitching over the last month. Jose Iglesias has swung and missed only 10% of the time against right-handed …

A Pair of Detroit Prep Stars Have Big League Dreams

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The June amateur draft always represents hope for both major league organizations and the budding players they draft. Since 1965, when Rick Monday was taken with the first pick by the Kansas City Athletics, the MLB amateur draft has always signaled the beginning of major league dreams for countless numbers of amateur players across the …

Cleat Sheet-May 3, 2018

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The Cleat Sheet is a CliffsNotes collection of in-depth statistical tidbits about current Tigers players.  Follow @InsideEdgeScoutand @fangraphs on twitter for more statistical notes. The Tigers offense entered the Royals series drawing only 88 walks on the season, the second lowest total in the American League behind only Seattle.  So, it stands to reason that …