Detroit Tigers: PECOTA Rankings Unfavorable To Tigers

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 06: Starting pitcher Daniel Norris
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 06: Starting pitcher Daniel Norris /

Here at the Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.

The Detroit Tigers aren’t going to have a pretty season if Baseball Prospectus’s PECOTA Rankings are to be believed. Baseball Prospectus’s projection system isn’t impressed by the Tigers pitching staff as Evan Woodbery of points out.

As well, PECOTA projects the Tigers to be the third-worst team in Major League Baseball this season.  Over at Call To The Pen, Benjamin Chase breaks down the top ten rookie eligible prospects for the Detroit Tigers in 2018.

Jason Beck, of, is reporting that the Tigers are eager to see Alex Faedo pitch in spring training. According to Beck, Faedo hasn’t pitched since the College World Series.

Per Beck:

"“Alex was a case that I was asked to call, because he’s new to the organization,” Bosio said at TigerFest a week and a half ago, “and we were just making that we were on the same page as far as his throwing program and his workouts. I was very impressed."

Our own Jim Kramer believes that Matt Boyd will be a hinge to The Tigers success (or failure) in 2018. Mike Gilpatrick also believes that the Tigers should take a chance and bring back J.D. Martinez.

Tim Lincecum is reportedly holding a showcase for MLB Teams in the coming weeks. Over at SB Nations’, Bless You Boys thinks the Tigers should sign him. We agree with that.  Spring Training is coming up so be sure to get the updated Olde English D for your Tigers Gear.

Next: Tigers Should Sign J.D. Martinez is projecting Miguel Cabrera to be the best fantasy player for the Tigers in the 2018 season. The Tigers added utility man Ronny Rodriguez during the off-season. He may just be the kind of bargain player the team needs, according to Anthony Fenech.

The Tigers still have veterans they can trade away, which means Shane Greene may not have much time left in the Olde English D. We shared our thoughts earlier in the offseason.