Cleat Sheet-May 21, 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 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 Player Perspective on the Tigers’ Choices at Number One

The Minor Leagues /

A scout’s job is important and thankless. A scout has to spend multiple weeks on the road away from their families. In today’s day and age, they also have to battle against the computers disagreeing with them in their office.  There’s another subgroup of observers who rarely have their opinions heard on prospects: the players …

Bless You Boys: The Tigers Last Title

History /

When it comes to the Detroit Tigers, there is one phrase that just about every fan recognizes and relates to the team. Some recognize the phrase because they lived through it and others because of stories they’ve been told.

A Pair of Detroit Prep Stars Have Big League Dreams

Last Call Blog /

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

Cleat Sheet /

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 …

One of the Tigers Top Prospects is Turning Heads

The Minor Leagues /

Striking out nine batters in just three innings is an incredible accomplishment. Having done it twice in one week is downright shocking. Enter Matt Manning, the Tigers No. 2 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The 20-year old right-hander turned heads across Minor League Baseball when he struck out the sides in the first, second, and …