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 …

Inside the Numbers: The 1968 Detroit Tigers

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Numbers and baseball are inextricably connected. We measure greatness in this game based on a certain set of numbers. That may seem like an oversimplification, but it is true. Let’s play a little game: I will list a number and you tell me the player associated with the number.

The 10 Greatest Detroit Tigers Teams of All-Time

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There is no question that the Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied histories in all of Major League Baseball. Not only have they won four World Championships since their inaugural season in 1901 but they have also had some great teams that came up just short of raising a trophy.

Life after ‘1-1’; Five Potential Tigers Draftees After the First Round

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The Detroit Tigers are embarking on their most important draft in recent team history. From all indications, their first overall pick will be used on Auburn pitcher Casey Mize, who has posted some of the best numbers of any pitcher in College Baseball this season. Mize will be expected to reach the big leagues in …

The 1985 Detroit Tigers: Why They Couldn’t Repeat

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Many times in athletics, ascending to the top of the mountain can take a lot out of individual players and a team as a whole. One team very familiar with that exact scenario is the 1985 Detroit Tigers. That team was charged with the monumental task of defending its title in a very competitive American League East.