Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hasn’t received the best production from the team’s bench this season. Luckily, there are a number of players who could help the team.
Detroit Tigers bench players haven’t exactly lit the world on fire this season.
While Aviles and Wilson’s batting averages aren’t anything to write home about, the numbers actually get worse. Tyler Collins managed a .100 batting average in 20 plate appearances, while Andrew Romine has managed a .063 batting average in 20 plate appearances.
Sadly, there are no typos there. Those are the players’ actual batting averages. This is all without mentioning James McCann, who has posted a mere .125 average in 52 plate appearances.
Luckily, help could be on the way—that is, if the Tigers make the right roster move.
Quality players hit the waiver wire nearly on a regular basis.
Detroit clearly needs bench help. Steven Moya has gotten off to an encouraging start with two doubles, a triple and an RBI in four games. However, more help is needed. The Tigers aren’t going to make much noise if the team’s bench is comprised of hitters with batting averages hovering around .100.
Here are three players that could help the Detroit Tigers.