Detroit Tigers: Now more than ever, team needs starting pitching depth
Luckily, as the season progresses, useful players will be hitting the waiver wire as teams make roster moves.
Daniel Wright was designated for assignment by the Angels recently, and started nine games in the past two years for Anaheim on Cincinnati.
His career numbers won’t overwhelm (5.84 ERA in 57 Major League innings, 4.65 ERA in 475.2 minor league innings). However, he does have some experience.
Another pitcher who was recently designated for assignment who could be a better fit is Mike Bolsinger.
A 29-year-old with 215 career frames of Major League work, Bolsinger has made 11 starts in the past two years for Toronto and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Most of his career success came in the 2015 campaign with the Dodgers. During that year, the right-hander broke out with a 1.1 WAR, a 3.62 ERA, a 3.91 FIP and a 3.82 xFIP in 109.1 innings (21 starts) for Los Angeles.
He also struck out 8.07 batters per nine innings while logging a 1.363 WHIP.
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Whether it be Wright, Bolsinger or someone else, the Detroit Tigers need more rotation depth. In a perfect world, whoever they find will come in and post numbers similar to Bolsinger’s during the 2015 season.