TDSS Roundtable: Guessing the Detroit Tigers’ ALDS Rotation

The Detroit Tigers open the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday. How will the starting rotation shape up? And will there be any surprises on the 25-man roster? 1. How should Detroit set its rotation for the ALDS? Max DeMara: The Tigers should start with Max Scherzer, then go to David Price and finally have Justin Verlander. It should be locked in stone, because that...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.155: Tigers at Royals

Yesterday’s 3-2 victory had a bit of everything going, turning points and momentum shifts all over the place, the baseball gods frowning upon first one and then the other team. It was really something. Good thing the Tigers won, or I’d be sickened by it and unable to speak of it. It scher was a maxtastically pitched game (Zer Kommissar was in town) on both sides of the shields...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers have lots of hidden talents

DETROIT -- The Tigers have all kinds of athletic abilities, but there are quite a few of them that have some unexpected talents. Rookie Kyle Ryan, a native of Auburndale, Fla., has an impressive one. "I hunt anything from squirrels to gators," Ryan said. "We obviously kill it, take it to the processor and they skin it for us. We do a neutral trade. They get the hide...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

McCann, Moya among those likely to join Tigers when rosters expand

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Detroit Tigers very likely will call up six minor leaguers when rosters are allowed to expand on Sept. 1. Four of them should be current Toledo Mud Hens who have been up with the Tigers in 2013 or 2014: middle infielder Hernan Perez, outfielder Tyler Collins, right-handed reliever Justin Miller and one of two other right-handed relievers, Melvin Mercedes or Evan...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up Miller, demote Collins

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will be going with an extra bullpen pitcher and one less player on the bench for the "short-term" future. Hard-throwing, right-handed reliever Justin Miller, who had been closing for Toledo, was called up from the Mud Hens before Friday night's game with the Los Angeles Angels. Outfielder Tyler Collins, who was batting .143 with 14 at-bats...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.13: LAA at Det

Tigers made a move today to replenish a worn out bullpen, by bringing up righty Justin Miller from Toledo and sending down Tyler Collins. Since they have 10 games left on this home stand, and Collins has to stay down for 10 days, Miller should get a nice audition before the Tigers have to think about making another move. 1. Kinsler, 2B 2. Hunter, RF 3. Cabrera, 1B 4. Martinez, DH...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brad Ausmus Wins Two Challenges in Detroit Tigers’ Game vs. Kansas City

Brad Ausmus is off to a pretty good start with MLB’s new replay system. The Detroit Tigers’ rookie manager challenged a pair of calls Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals — both on close plays at first — and successfully won, resulting in the initial decisions being overturned. Ausmus first asked the umpires to review a play in the sixth inning, when Tyler Collins was...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers notes: Sanchez ready for his Thursday start

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez didn't expect to miss his first start of the season after developing shoulder inflammation late in spring training, and he won't. Sanchez is scheduled to start Thursday afternoon's series finale with the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. When asked Wednesday morning if he was 100 percent, Sanchez smiled and said...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A first taste of Opening Day at Comerica Park

DETROIT -- Opening Day is an event unmatched in Detroit. For four Tigers, it will be a first -- and unforgettable -- experience. Nick Castellanos, Evan Reed and Luke Putkonen have already made their major-league debuts, but they've never experienced Opening Day with the Tigers. "I remember my first Opening Day, and I remember how excited guys were throughout my career when...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Tyler Collins making a big push

The Detroit Tigers have been met with uncertainty this spring due to injuries to expected starters Jose Iglesias and Andy Dirks. While the majority of the focus, and rightfully so, has surrounded what to do at shortstop, one players has been emerging as the potential 5th outfielder. That guy is Tyler Collins. Collins, 23, is a 5’11’’, 215 lb. bruiser with a lot of athleticism...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Tyler Collins, Fighting for Opening Day Roster Spot, Hits 2-Run Homer

With Andy Dirks out of the lineup for the next couple of months, the Detroit Tigers find themselves searching for someone to pair with Rajai Davis in a left-field platoon. Could Tyler Collins be the answer? He continued to state his case for a shot with a two-run homer on Tuesday against the New York Mets. Your browser does not support iframes. That is the second home run of the...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 is do or die for the Detroit Tigers

This isn’t going to sit well with a lot of you and I’m prepared to get bashed. If you do not feel like reading about how bleak the Tigers near-future can look, then move along. The Tigers window to win a World Series is next year, and then it’s temporarily closed. Let me explain, come 2015, everything changes. And it’s something a lot of people aren’t thinking about. Here...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 Minor League Preview: Detroit Tigers

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (27) | 2012 (22) | 2011 (25) | 2010 (27) | 2009 (28) 2012 Affiliate Records MLB: [93-69] AL Central AAA: [61-83] International League – Toledo AA: [76-66] Eastern League – Erie A+: [64-68] Florida State League – Lakeland A: [69-70] Midwest League – West Michigan A(ss):  [33-42] New York-Penn League — Connecticut...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

A Minor Review of 2013: Tigers

There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009. The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Sleepers: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

During my 2011-12 Top 15 prospects lists (in other words, prior to the 2012 season) I added a 16th player to each list by identifying a sleeper, or potential breakout star. Looking back more than a year later, I am still quite pleased with the picks – although I had more than a few misses with my collection of hits. Prospecting writing is, after all, about trying to be right more...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers 5, Nationals 1

The Detroit Tigers rallied for four runs off Rafael Soriano in the seventh inning and beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 Monday. Given a 1-0 lead, Soriano allowed five hits and a walk, retiring just two batters. Detroit went ahead on RBI singles by Prince Fielder, Alex Avila, Omar Infante and Ramon Santiago. Tyler Collins added a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Washington starter Jordan...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers 3, Mets 2

Max Scherzer struck out six in 2 2-3 hitless innings Friday and the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets 3-2. Scherzer walked three. He was taken out after retiring the first two batters in the third inning. Mets starter Dillon Gee allowed one hit in four innings. He gave up one run. Tigers minor leaguer Tyler Collins hit a solo home run to break a tie in the eighth. The...
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March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

This bullpen-catcher-looking outfielder helped win a Spring Training game for the Tigers

 This is Tyler Collins, I think. I have no idea. I've never actually seen him before. All I know is he isn't the the R&B singer. In the Tigers' 2013 spring training opener, Collins broke up a no hitter in the eighth inning with a triple, hit a double in the ninth, and also made a diving catch. He's one of the Tigers' top hitting prospects and he promises...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Tigers start off Spring Training with 2-1 victory

The Tigers officially kicked off Spring Training on Friday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. Rick Porcello would have the duties of toeing the mound for the Tigers in the first exhibition game of the year with longtime veteran Tim Hudson opposing him for the Braves. Porcello — who is fighting for the fifth spot in the Tigers’ rotation — looked good over his two innings...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Catching Up

Hello Friends - This PED stuff is really interesting to me. My reaction to the latest reports on Biogenesis was a far cry from the disappointment that I had to similar reports in the (way) past. At this point in time, I’m surprised there weren’t more people on the list. Or any Tigers for that matter (well, none on the big league club, prospect Cesar Carillo was linked). If you...
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February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Reviewing the AL Sleeper Prospects of 2012

One of the more enjoyable parts of the annual Top 15 prospects lists that I do at FanGraphs is unearthing and writing about new, unpolished prospect gems. As a result, I added an extra player to each Top 15 list during the pre-2012 series and highlighted a “sleeper prospect” that did not make it into the featured group. The minor league regular season ends in less than a month...
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August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Prospect Stock Market

The minor league season is now well underway with a plethora of high-level performances by intriguing names from triple-A all the way down to low-A. Below is just a snapshot highlighting five strong starts to the season. Tony Cingrani, LHP, Cincinnati Reds Current Level: A+ 2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th Current Value: Holding Steady It’s not easy jumping from short-season...
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April 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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