Detroit Tigers: Breaking Down All 22 Non-Roster Invitees
First Base/Corner Outfield Options
Positions: First Base andLeft Field
Career WAR: 0.5
A former 50th round selection in the 2007 draft by Anaheim, the first baseman went on to appear in 130 games with the Halos in parts of four seasons.
In a somewhat similar fashion to Ryan, Navarro brings value on defense.
He’s posted a 2.7 UZR and a 14.0 UZR/150 at first base. Additionally, his UZR and UZR/150 numbers in left field come in at 1.7 and 10.3 respectively.
Splitting time with Seattle and St. Louis’ respective Triple-A clubs last season, Navarro hit .275 with a .704 OPS. He also chipped in with 68 runs scored, 48 RBI and 26 extra-base hits.
Positions: First Base and Left Field
Career WAR: 0.6
After appearing in parts of three seasons with the San Francisco Giants, Brett Pill signed in Korea with the Kia Tigers.
In three seasons, the first baseman hit over .300 with at least 19 home runs and 10 stolen bases. Pill’s best year came in 2015 when he appeared in 143 games for the Korean Baseball Organization club.
During the 2015 campaign, the former Giant hit .3255 with a .372 on-base percentage, a .517 slugging percentage and an .889 OPS.
The 30-year-old also added 101 RBI, 81 runs scored, 35 doubles, 22 home runs and 14 stolen bases.