Born: May 19, 1977
Drafted: 2nd Round, 57th Overall, 1998 (Tigers)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Inge has had an interesting career. He was considered a strong prospect coming up with the Tigers as a catcher, mainly on the strength of his glove. When he reached the majors, he struggled to lock down the catching job for three years, thanks to problems at the plate. Detroit eventually acquired Ivan Rodriguez to catch and moved Inge to third, and he responded with a three-year stretch in his age 27-29 seasons in which he was roughly average as a hitter. After that, he struggled at the plate, but managed to keep a regular or semi-regular job in the majors for another six years despite subpar hitting.
Inge’s profile as a hitter has remained consistent. He has decent, sometimes solid, power and ha...