The last time the Tigers had a third round pick from Tulane on their roster, it was 2005. A middle infielder by the name of Tony Giarratano debuted in the big leagues at age 22 for the Tigers. A lifetime .301 hitter in the minor leagues, Giarratano appeared in only 15 games for the Tigers and hit only .143. He was never heard from again. The Tigers have bigger plans for another third rounder out of Tulane name Jake Rogers.Continue Reading
Every season, Matthew Boyd’s name was seemingly at the top of the list among breakout candidates in the American League. Yet, until this season, Boyd’s numbers were rather pedestrian.Continue Reading
Recently, Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera raised some eyebrows when he blamed his lack of power this season on a less-than-fierce array of bats behind him in the club’s offensively challenged lineup.Continue Reading
Most Tigers fans know that Billy Martin was famous for his fiery personality as Tigers manager in the 1970’s . He was also know for possessing a short fuse and lack of patience during a losing streak.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
He blends in quietly in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. Most rookies try to be seen and not heard, and Victor Reyes is no different. Although the 2018 Tigers are a …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 batContinue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading