40-man org chart

Where did these Tigers come from?

Last updated: 12/19/2012

Organizational trees can be a nice way of quickly seeing how a team was built. What players were signed as free agents? Who was drafted, and in what round? Who was traded, and who was traded for them? Each limb contains a player's history with the organization and any related players.

By the way, credit goes to Bill Ferris at the Detroit Tigers Weblog for the first draft of the tree. We're just keeping it up to date here at BYB.

Tigers 40-man roster

  • P Al Alburquerque (FA, 2011)
  • C Alex Avila (Draft, 2008, Rd. 5)
  • P Duane Below (Draft 2006, Rd. 19)
  • P Joaquin Benoit (FA, 2011)
  • OF Quintin Berry (FA, 2012)
  • OF Brennan Boesch (Draft, 2006, Rd. 3)
  • IF Miguel Cabrera (Trade, Marlins, 2008)
    • OF Cameron Maybin (2005 Rd 1)
    • P Andrew Miller (2006 Rd 1)
    • P Burke Badenhop (2005 Rd 19)
    • P Dallas Trahern (2004 Rd 34)
    • P Eulogio De La Cruz (Am FA 2001)
    • C Mike Rabelo (2001 Rd 4)
  • C Ramon Cabrera
  • P Phil Coke (3-team Trade, Yankees, 2010)
    • OF Curtis Granderson (Draft, 2002, Rd 3)
    • P Edwin Jackson (Trade, Rays, 2009)
      • OF Matt Joyce (Draft, 2005, Rd 12)
  • P Casey Crosby (Draft, 2007, Rd. 5)
  • P Darin Downs (FA, 2012)
  • OF Andy Dirks (Draft, 2008, Rd. 8)
  • P Octavio Dotel (FA, 2012)
  • P Doug Fister (Trade w/ David Pauley, Seattle, 2011)
    • P Charlie Furbush (Draft, 2007, Rd. 5)
    • IF Francisco Martinez (Am. FA, 2009)
    • OF Casper Wells (Draft, 2005 Rd 14)
    • P Chase Ruffin (Draft, 2010, Rd. 1)
  • IF Prince Fielder (FA, 2012)
  • OF Avisail Garcia (Am. FA, 2009)
  • C Bryan Holaday (Draft, 2006, Rd. 10)
  • 2B Omar Infante (Trade, Florida Marlins, 2012)
    C Rob Brantly (Draft 2010, Rd. 3)
    P Brian Flynn (Draft, 2011, Rd. 7)
    P Jacob Turner (Draft, 2009, Rd. 1)
  • OF Torii Hunter (FA, 2013)
  • OF Austin Jackson (3-team Trade, Yankees, 2010)
    • OF Curtis Granderson (Draft, 2002, Rd. 3)
    • P Edwin Jackson (Trade, Rays, 2009)
      • OF Matt Joyce (Draft 2005, Rd. 12)
  • P Kyle Lobstein (Rule 5 Draft, 2012)
  • IF Dixon Machado
  • P Luis Marte (Am. FA, 2005)
  • C/DH Victor Martinez (FA, 2010)
  • P Melvin Mercedes
  • P Jose Ortega (Am. FA, 2005)
  • SS Jhonny Peralta (Trade, Indians, 2010)
    • P Giovanni Soto (Draft, 2009, Rd. 21)
  • C Brayan Pena (FA, 2013)
  • IF Hernan Perez (Am. FA, 2007)
  • P Rick Porcello (Draft, 2007, Rd 1)
  • P Luke Putkonen (Draft, 2007, Rd. 10)
  • P Bruce Rondon
  • IF Ramon Santiago (FA, 2006, originally Am. FA, 1998)
  • P Anibal Sanchez (Trade, Florida Marlins, 2012, resigned 2013)
    C Rob Brantly (Draft 2010, Rd. 3)
    P Brian Flynn (Draft, 2011, Rd. 7)
    P Jacob Turner (Draft, 2009, Rd. 1)
  • P Max Scherzer (3-team Trade, Diamondbacks, 2010)
    • OF Curtis Granderson (Draft, 2002, Rd. 3)
    • P Edwin Jackson (Trade, Rays, 2009)
      • OF Matt Joyce (Draft 2005, Rd. 12)
  • P Drew Smyly (Draft, 2010, Rd. 2)
  • P Justin Verlander (Draft, 2004 Rd 1)
  • P Brayan Villarreal (Am. FA, 2006)
  • P Adam Wilk (Draft, 2009, Rd. 11)
  • IF Danny Worth (Draft, 2007, Rd. 2)
  • Notes:

    pitchers, position players

    These dates and types of acquisition are listed for how and when each player first came to the team. For example, Magglio Ordonez was first signed in 2005. Jhonny Peralta arrived via trade in 2010 before re-signing as a free agent. For players who either signed as a free agent or were acquired by trade, I listed the year as the first season they played for the Tigers.

    Amateur free agents are internationally signed free agents, as the First-Year Player Draft only applies to players from Canada and the USA or its possessions (for example, Puerto Rico)

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