Elsewhere, the Tigers have a number of talented relievers who could be turn into key contributors if they can start to figure things out.
Most prominent among them is Joe Jimenez.
Jimenez has the potential to be a shutdown, late-inning reliever.
After dominating hitter sin the minors, Jimenez made his Major League debut in 2017. While he didn’t exactly light the world on fire (4.81 SIERA, 4.26 walks allowed per nine innings in 19 frames), there were some encouraging signs in terms of missing bats.
Only four Detroit relievers had a higher swinging strike percentage than Jimenez’ 11.8 number.
Even if just two of the aforementioned group start to figure things out and become dependable relief options, the Tigers will be in decent place.
Combine said relievers with Shane Greene, Alex Wilson, Daniel Stumpf and a veteran, place holder signing from the free agent market like Tony Watson or Luke Gregerson and Detroit’s bullpen may just be a strength.