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Detroit Tigers: Predicting 2020 Opening Day roster

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Mikie Mahtook #15 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers, Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers, Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers and Jeimer Candelario #46 of the Detroit Tigers after hitting a walk-off single in the ninth inning to drive in Candelario and defeat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 at Comerica Park on September 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Mikie Mahtook #15 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers, Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers, Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers and Jeimer Candelario #46 of the Detroit Tigers after hitting a walk-off single in the ninth inning to drive in Candelario and defeat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 at Comerica Park on September 15, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – APRIL 11: Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers greets Mikie Mahtook #15 of the Detroit Tigers and JaCoby Jones #40 of the Detroit Tigers as they celebrate a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 11, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Outfielders: Mikie Mahtook, Christin Stewart, Mike Gerber and JaCoby Jones

As it stands, Daz Cameron and or Derek Hill could be ready at some point in 2020, if not earlier.

That being said, an outfield quartet of Mikie Mahtook, Christin Stewart, Mike Gerber and JaCoby Jones has plenty of upside.

Mahtook has been one of Detroit’s few bright spots this season, and should stick in the outfield long term thanks to his ability to impact that game at the plate, on the base paths and in the field.

Joining him in the outfield mix as early as next season should be Christin Stewart and Mike Gerber.

Christin Stewart

Stewart figures to hit alongside Cabrera and Candelario in the heart of the Detroit Tigers’ future lineup.

Armed with massive power from the left side and a penchant for drawing walks, the former first-round pick could be the Tigers’ next great slugging outfielder.

Mike Gerber

Not quite the slugger Stewart is, Gerber is probably more similar to Mahtook in the sense that he contributes in multiple facets of the game.

The 25-year-old reached Triple-A this season, filling out the stat sheet in the process.

In 432 plate appearances, Gerber hit turned in an .869 OPS, 69 runs scored, 50 RBI, 26 doubles, 14 home runs, 10 stolen bases and three triples.

JaCoby Jones

Jones will likely be on the team by the time 2020 rolls around. However his role obviously remains to be seen.

If he can hit more, the outfielder is a surefire starter thanks to his defensive and base running ability.

However, if Jones continues to struggle at the plate, he could still play a part as a defensive replacement or pinch runner late in games.

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