With just 25 games left in the regular season, the playoff picture is starting to clear up. If you've been under a rock for the last three months, I have bad news for you: the Tigers aren't in it. But, quite a few former Tigers are.
Devon Travis - Travis has had a fantastic, if injury-riddled, rookie year for the Blue Jays. In just 238 plate appearances, he's tallied 2.3 fWAR due to a 136 wRC+ and positive defensive and baserunning marks. Toronto will hope to get him back for the playoffs, and he'll be a valuable, cost-controlled piece for the star-studded and expensive Jays for years to come.
David Price - Does this name ring a bell? Price has been dominant in seven starts so far with Toronto, accumulating 1.8 fWAR with a 2.15 ERA and 2.33 FIP. His strikeouts are even up a little from earlier this season: 10.37 K/9 and 2.15 BB/9. He's the ace the Blue Jays paid for.
Ezequiel Carerra - Carerra was forced into heavy playing time earlier this season due to injuries, but he was then optioned to Triple-A after GM Alex Anthopoulous traded for Ben Revere. Since then he's back on the major league roster where he's contributed a small (though larger than expected) part.
Yoenis Cespedes - Toronto has to be very happy with the returns they've seen from David Price, but the Mets (and the media) are undoubtedly ecstatic over the show Cespedes has put on in Queens. A ridiculous .669 slugging-percentage has led to a wRC+ of 180, and combined with continued positive defensive marks, over just 159 plate-appearances, he's been worth 2.6 fWAR, which is second on the team OVER THE WHOLE SEASON. He's been the swagger the Mets have needed.
Curtis Granderson - Granderson has reemerged with the Mets this year, posting 4.3 fWAR. He's now strictly a platoon option (wRC+ is over 100 points higher against righties than lefties), but as a lefty he still has the opportunity for plenty of playing time.
Joba Chamberlain - In case you didn't know, the best bullpen in baseball now features Joba Chamberlain. He's given up two runs in one inning, however.
Jhonny Peralta - Often hitting cleanup for the best team in baseball, Peralta's $53M contract has been a good investment for the Cardinals. His 108 wRC+ and 2.2 fWAR don't jump off the page, but Fangraphs likes his work defensively, and he's been a massive improvement over Pete Kozma at the plate.
Joakim Soria - The third of the Tigers' trade chips traded this summer, Soria's second half with the Pirates after being acquired at the deadline in 2015 has gone better than his second half with the Tigers after being acquired at the deadline in 2014. He's posted 8.36 K/9 and 3.86 BB/9 for the Bucs en route to a 3.86 ERA and 2.57 FIP.
Quintin Berry - If you didn't know Berry is now on the Cubs. He's been overshadowed by fellow September call-up Javier Baez, but if Joe Maddon and the Cubs' forward-thinking front office wanted a designated runner for the Wild Card game, he'd be the guy.
Austin Jackson - Traded in August, Jackson has been better in Chicago than he was in Seattle, albeit in only 20 plate-appearances. His on-base percentage is up to .350, and with a 106 wRC+, he'll be starting against lefties.
Prince Fielder - Many are mentioning Fielder for comeback player of the year, but his fWAR (1.5) suggests that the Rangers are in line for a wild card spot more because of others' contributions. His average (.310) and on-base percentage (.381) are very strong, but his power is down significantly.
Omar Infante - As good as the Royals have been, Infante has been just as bad. He's been the fourth-worst hitter per fWAR, and the absolute worst hitter per wRC+. Trade deadline acquisition Ben Zobrist figures to man second base regularly in the playoffs. Infante may go down as Dave Dobrowski's greatest non-signing.