Jordan Zimmermann’s Transition is off to a Good Start

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When the Detroit Tigers signed Jordan Zimmermann to a free agent contract prior to the 2016 season, fans and front office personnel alike looked at the right-hander as a rotation centerpiece for the next five years.  A decorated career with the Washington Nationals produced two All-Star appearances and a no-hitter for Zimmermann. The investment looked …

Top Pick Casey Mize Begins His Tigers Journey

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With the top overall pick in this year’s June Amateur Draft, the Tigers feel they landed a difference maker in Auburn right-hander Casey Mize.  Mize officially inked a reported $7.5 million deal with the club this week, and after making the rounds at Comerica Park, one could only come away impressed with the newest Tiger.

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 …