Detroit Tigers: A look at the 2018 outfield

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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 30: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers watches the flight of a third inning solo homerun against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 30, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 30: Nicholas Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers watches the flight of a third inning solo homerun against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 30, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 30: Nicholas Castellanos
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 30: Nicholas Castellanos /

The Detroit Tigers saw a lot of change in their outfield during the 2017 season. The 2018 outfield will feature some familiar faces, and some new and exciting ones as well.

The Detroit Tigers went into the 2017 season with an outfield that consisted of Tyler Collins, JaCoby Jones, Mikie Mahtook, J.D Martinez and Justin Upton.

Collins, Martinez and Upton are all gone. Andrew Romine, who started 44 games in the outfield last season, is gone as well.

Needless to say, the 2018 outfield is going to look much different than in years past.

Still, there should be plenty to look forward to with this new group roaming the grass at Comerica Park.

Can Mikie Mahtook sustain his unexpected success from last season? Will Nicholas Castellanos be able to handle right field defensively? Is Jacoby Jones for real? Who the heck is Victor Reyes, and will the Tigers regret taking him first overall in the Rule 5 draft?

Those are just a few of the questions surrounding Detroit’s outfield heading into 2018.

While we cannot answer many of those questions here at Motor City Bengals, we can give you an idea of who will make the opening day roster in the outfield, and who might see their chance later in the season.

Let’s have a look:

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