Detroit Tigers: Three Winners From Cameron Maybin Trade

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Aug 31, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) hits a double in the ninth inning against 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 center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) hits a double in the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 16, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Cameron Maybin (4) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila kicked off the offseason on Thursday by trading center fielder Cameron Maybin to the Angels. Here are three winners from the trade.

Detroit Tigers fans will see a new starting center fielder come Opening Day. Following the trade of previous starter Cameron Maybin to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, change is coming at the position.

While Detroit isn’t the deepest team in Major League Baseball, they do have plenty of options to replace the outgoing Maybin.

JaCoby Jones, Tyler Collins and Anthony Gose are all candidates to fill in. Additionally, both Justin Upton and Andrew Romine proved they could handle center field duties on a limited basis.

The Tigers will, no doubt, miss Maybin’s bat in the lineup.

In 94 games for Detroit, the fleet of foot center fielder hit .315 with a solid .383 on-base percentage. He also continued his career trend of being a threat on the bases, with 15 steals and a 2.5 BsR.

While none of his potential in-house replacements bring the same skill set to the table, there is plenty to like about the decision to deal Maybin to Los Angeles.

Here are three winners from the Cameron Maybin trade.

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