Team Strengths: The Tigers boast the maximum beginning pitching depth in the branch outside of the Indians. Matt Boyd and Jordan Zimmermann hovered around league average this past year, also Michael Fulmer is one of the American League’s best when healthy. Tyson Ross is coming from a bounceback year when he revealed he could still be a fine starter. The No. 5 spot is unsettled, but having four ordinary or better starters sets Detroit apart.
Team Weaknesses: Underrated standout Nicholas Castellanos has been Detroit’s only above-average hitter a year ago, even though Niko Goodrum and Christin Stewart revealed promise late in this season. With this lack of offensive talent, the Tigers scored the fifth-fewest runs in MLB and had the fourth-lowest OPS.
What They Did About It: The Tigers have adopted a reconstruct, so few moves were created. Miguel Cabrera was in the midst of a bounceback year this past year prior to a ruptured biceps tendon ended his year, so his return would buoy the crime somewhat. However, even if that happens and Stewart and Goodrum reveal they are for real, there will be a good deal of holes in the Tigers lineup.
Last Outlook: The Tigers beginning pitching makes a step forward potential after successive 64-98 seasons, but a different top-10 draft pick appears probable in 2020.