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Detroit Tigers Analysis

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Michael Fulmer is still evolving in his new role

He still has some construction cones around him, but the big right-hander has had a successful season in the midst of a lot of changes.

Jeimer Candelario has made the leap

The Tigers’ third baseman is red hot since the All-Star break and his place in the club’s future deserves some consideration.

Quiet hot stove brings the Tigers immediate future into sharp relief

If you aren’t selling, and you aren’t buying, you better have a good third path in mind.

Matt Manning’s new slider is a difference maker

The rookie righthander still has plenty to work on, but the biggest piece of the puzzle has come together in record time.

Matthew Boyd’s early count aggression has powered a strong start

Boyd has some regression coming, but there are good reasons to believe he won’t come unglued again.

Casey Mize has been a victim of his own mistakes

No, it’s not time to panic, but the results thus far have been decidedly underwhelming.

Where has Tarik Skubal’s spin gone?

The big lefty’s fastball spin rate has dropped substantially this year, and he’s going to have to adjust.

Michael Fulmer pitched well on Sunday but is still the odd man out

The right-hander has scuffled trying to reinvent himself but took at step forward this weekend.

Matt Manning, Alex Lange optioned to minor league camp

With two weeks left in spring camp, several battles for the final rotation spots are coming into focus

Roundtable: Who is your pick for Tigers 2021 Rookie of the Year?

The BYB staff considers which of the Tigers youngsters will make the biggest impact.

Renato Núñez could fit a role in the Tigers’ lineup for a few seasons

The 26-year-old slugger won’t be a free agent until 2025.

Baddoo rakes, Mize struggles again in loss to the Phillies

The Tigers appear to have made a fine Rule 5 selection in OF Akil Baddoo

Say hello to Matt Manning’s new little friend

Detroit’s highly-heralded pitching prospect already had a lot going for him, but his newest pitch could be a difference-maker.

Keys to look for in the Detroit Tigers spring camp

There’s a lot of noise in spring training results, but there are also some signals to watch for.

Tarik Skubal’s new pitch could be the key to a big season

After an electric debut in 2020, Skubal is working on a splitter to carry him to the next level.

Tigers ink Julio Teheran to a minor league deal

A day after adding depth with former starter Wily Peralta, the Tigers continue raiding the bargain bin.

The Tigers need to call on Trevor Story

With Nolan Arenado traded, Story is available until word of an extension with the Rockies is announced.

Who’s on first?

Detroit Tigers’ infield puzzle remains unsolved.

Spencer Turnbull and seam-shifted wake

Statcast’s new spin direction leaderboard sheds some light on Turnbull’s distinctive pair of fastballs.

Matt Shoemaker could add a little depth to the Tigers pitching staff

The veteran has fought through injury after injury in recent years, but remains effective when he’s healthy.

New Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman showed signs of a breakout in 2020

Underlying metrics suggest he can keep it going in Detroit.

Tigers select prep shortstop Jordan Lawlar in new mock draft

Baseball America has Detroit taking a prep shortstop with massive upside.

Michael Brantley could make this a respectable offense in 2021

If the Tigers are going to pay for just one bat, Brantley is probably the best we could hope for.

2020 Player Review: Tyler Alexander was a pleasant surprise

The left-handed farmhand proved to be a valuable piece of the Tigers’ 2020 pitching staff.

Michael Wacha might provide some insurance to the Tigers 2021 rotation

The longtime Cardinals starter has struggled in recent years but showed modest signs of resurgence in 2020.

Rick Porcello could fit the Tigers eye in free agency

Kid Rick is gone, but Man Rick might be a target the Tigers pursue this offseason.

Garrett Richards is the epitome of a risk-reward free agent

The Statcast darling has spent years in the wilderness with elbow trouble. Could the Tigers be the one to reap the rewards?

Looking back at Al Avila’s Rule 5 Draft selections

The Rule 5 draft rarely yields meaningful MLB contributors, but the Tigers general manager has squeezed some value from the event.

2020 Player Review: Spencer Turnbull was the Tigers’ starting stud this summer

The Red Bull gave Detroit wings in the starting rotation this summer, emerging as the de facto ace.

Tigers tender contracts to all candidates at the non-tender deadline

As expected, the Tigers front office kept all their arbitration eligible players on board.

Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario could help the Tigers offense

The Twins have him on unrestricted waivers, but thus far no one is biting. Should the Tigers get involved?

Niko Goodrum went from starting shortstop to non tender candidate

Contracts must be tendered by December 2nd to arbitration eligible players

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