Detroit Tigers: Three players to watch in series against Kansas City Royals
Detroit Tigers players kick off a series against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Here are three players to watch during the three-game set.
Detroit Tigers fans will see the team hit the road for the final six games of 2017.
The Tigers will end the year in Minnesota against the surprising Twins, but before that the team stops in Kansas City for three games.
As it stands, the Royals are out of the playoff picture. Kansas City is currently six games back of Minnesota for the second Wild Card place.
Now, the two teams will face off in a series that will matter little where the postseason is concerned.
Still, Detroit’s games aren’t unimportant at this point.
The Tigers are in the running for the first-overall pick in next year’s draft.
Adding a number-one overall pick to a farm system that also boasts the likes of Franklin Perez, Alex Faedo, Matt Manning, Isaac Paredes, Daz Cameron and Christin Stewart would give Detroit an excellent core to contend for postseason berths and pennants in the future.
Even a pick in the top three or five would do wonders in hastening Detroit’s rebuild.
Regardless of the outcomes of this week’s series in Kansas City, here are three Detroit Tigers players to watch against the Royals.