Detroit Tigers: Potential Outfield Additions

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May 22, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) celebrates a win over the Tampa Bay Rays with his teammates at Comerica Park. The Tigers defeated the Rays 9-4. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports
May 22, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) celebrates a win over the Tampa Bay Rays with his teammates at Comerica Park. The Tigers defeated the Rays 9-4. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 29, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (31) hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (31) hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /

Oswaldo Arcia

Arcia is perhaps the easiest to acquire of all the players on this list. That’s mainly because, per MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, he was recently designated for assignment. However, that doesn’t mean he isn’t a fit as a potential depth piece.

At only 25-years-old, Arcia still has the potential to be a contributor to a Major League team. He certainly flashed that potential in 2013 and 2014.

During his rookie campaign in 2013, the former Twin hit .251 with a .304 on-base percentage, drove in 43 runs and scored 34. He also added 17 doubles, 14 home runs, two triples and a stolen base in 97 games.

The 2014 season saw the outfielder make some serious strides in the power department. While his batting average dropped to .231, the player’s on-base percentage stayed around the same mark, coming in at and even .300. Arcia mashed 20 home runs and drove in 57 runs in 103 games, raising his slugging percentage and OPS in the process.

Things haven’t gone as well for the former Twin over the past two seasons as he’s appeared in only 51 games since the start of the 2015 campaign. However, the potential remains. He may not turn into another J.D. in terms of making an impact, but Arcia could benefit from a change of scenery.

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