Detroit Tigers players have put up some fine individual seasons so far in 2016. However, only one Detroit player made the All-Star team this season—Miguel Cabrera. Ian Kinsler could join him via the Final Vote.
Detroit Tigers players generally tend to go to the All-Star Game in droves. With an offense that is consistently one of baseball’s best and a pitching staff that has featured multiple Cy Young winners, the Tigers usually send a number of players to the event.
This year is apparently different.
Despite a roster featuring many standout performers, the only Tigers player locked into a roster spot for the All-Star Game is Miguel Cabrera. Miggy didn’t snag a starting spot, but he made it as a reserve. With no Detroit players starting, here’s the full American League bench and pitching staff.
Designated hitter: Edwin Encarnacion.
Here’s an in-depth look at the omissions.