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Sep 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57) and left fielder Justin Upton (8) celebrate a victory against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Tigers defeated the Braves 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57) and left fielder Justin Upton (8) celebrate a victory against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Tigers defeated the Braves 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 15, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Casey McGehee (31) hits a single in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

9. Casey McGehee

WAR: -0.5

OPS: .500

wRC+: 33

wOBA: .225

ISO: .011

Casey McGehee has put together some excellent Major League seasons in the past.

In 2010 as Milwaukee’s starting third baseman, the veteran hit .281 with 104 RBI and 62 extra-base hits. He also drove in 76 runs for Miami while hitting .287 in 2014.

He wasn’t able to find that kind of form in Detroit.

Brought in as a veteran depth piece in case of an injury to Nick Castellanos or Miguel Cabrera, McGehee was called up when Castellanos went down in early August.

The early returns were positive, as the third baseman hit .324 in his first eight games. Despite just one extra-base hits and a singular RBI, the former Brewer was at least getting on base.

Over the course of the rest of the season, McGehee would hit just .175. Of course, this was partly because of a .213 BABIP, but the infielder managed a 33 wRC+ number, which ranked behind the likes of Aviles, Anthony Gose and Daniel Norris.

McGehee would eventually lose playing time to both Erick Aybar and JaCoby Jones down the stretch. His -0.5 WAR was the second-lowest number on the team. The veteran’s ISO was a mere .011.

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