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Detroit Tigers: Predicting 2020 Tigers Roster

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Aug 31, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) and center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) and right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) run to swarm Tyler Collins (not pictured) after his sacrifice fly to score Jones defeats the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 31, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) and center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) and right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) run to swarm Tyler Collins (not pictured) after his sacrifice fly to score Jones defeats the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 20, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman JaCoby Jones (40) and first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Tigers won 8-1. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers fans will see a different roster in 2017 as the team looks to get younger and more cost-efficient. With some veteran pieces on the move, here’s a look at Detroit’s potential roster in 2020.

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila is going to make some changes this offseason—this much is true.

Salary-shedding trades are likely on the horizon. Because of this, the team will have a different look next season. With players like J.D. Martinez and Francisco Rodriguez potentially on the move, it will be worth watching to see which veteran pieces are retained.

The Tigers are clearly aiming for a more financially sustainable, long-term product on the field.

As it stands, that future will likely include the likes of Michael Fulmer, Nick Castellanos, Bruce Rondon and Daniel Norris.

Detroit’s roster does have a veteran-laded roster, with the likes of Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez all on payroll. However, the team’s young players have done an excellent job in stepping up in the last year.

With the likes of Fulmer, Castellanos, Rondon, Norris, Matt Boyd and Kyle Ryan establishing themselves at the Major League level, the future is bright.

In addition to those players, top prospects like Joe Jimenez, Christin Stewart, and Matt Manning will all make their own big league debuts in the coming seasons.

Here’s a position-by position breakdown at what the Detroit Tigers lineup will look like during the 2020 season.

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