Comerica Park is known for its massive outfield that swallows up well-hit batted balls, but then why do Tigers hitters do better at home than they do on the road, every single year? We have a theory, and it’s a big advantage for hitters.
For the first time in several years, the Tigers will go to Spring Training without a win-now urgency. The anticipation in Lakeland, Fla., will revolve as much around prospects as it does around returning veterans.
The call to Matthew Boyd came over the holidays while he was doing his workouts. It came from Chris Bosio, the new Tigers pitching coach, and he was introducing himself. Considering the video work Bosio had put in on Boyd, he already knew a lot about the lefty.
Alex Wilson has filled virtually every role possible in the Tigers’ bullpen over the last few years, from part-time closer in 2015 and then on to long reliever to spot starter to setup man. As the Tigers embark on their rebuild, the versatile right-hander will spend Spring Training trying to crack the rotation.
Putting together MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list is a team effort. Needless to say, there isn’t 100 percent agreement right out of the gate and, as a result, some favorites who might be on an individual list don’t make the final 100.
Alex Faedo’s first pitches as a pro will be in a Tigers uniform during Spring Training. Detroit’s top pick from the 2017 Draft was one of 22 players invited to Major League camp, the team announced Tuesday.
Four years have passed since Nicholas Castellanos broke into the big leagues with the Tigers, a highly-touted prospect with Detroit roots. As he talked with reporters at TigerFest on Saturday at Comerica Park, it might be the most comfortable the 25-year-old has seemed in his role here.
Travis Wood will get a chance to compete for a roster spot for the Tigers, as the club announced on Monday that they’ve signed the veteran left-hander to a one-year, Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
While new manager Ron Gardenhire impressed fans, the passion of the fans at Saturday’s TigerFest also made a big impression. The stars that became household names in Detroit over the years were either gone or not in attendance this weekend, and the faces in their place were young. But even with a potential year of […]
As the Tigers embark on a rebuilding project built around pitching, they got a reminder just how much potential they have. Four Tigers starting pitching prospects landed on MLB Pipeline’s latest rankings of the Top 100 prospects across baseball.
Friday was one day not to go through the drive-thru window or the automated teller machine at the Comerica Bank in this Detroit suburb.
Jordan Zimmermann is already expecting to undergo another nerve block injection in Spring Training, the treatment he has had the last couple years to address the neck issues that have hampered him almost throughout his Tigers tenure. But the neck injection isn’t a sign that the neck issues have returned.