Detroit Tigers: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: JaCoby Jones #21 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates while rounding third base after hitting a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 during game one of a doubleheader at Comerica Park on April 20, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 20: JaCoby Jones #21 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates while rounding third base after hitting a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to defeat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 during game one of a doubleheader at Comerica Park on April 20, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers have been hit with the injury bug lately, but that hasn’t stopped from hitters from coming up and making an impact.

Hot Hitters

Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera is currently on the ten-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Despite that Miggy has a .404 batting average over the last thirty days. He’s had 52 at-bats where’s he’s brought in nine runs and hit two home runs. The 35-year old posted his worst season with the Tigers last year and he worked hard during the off-season to ensure there wouldn’t be a repeat. So far the off-season hard work is paying off.

Behind Miggy is Nicholas Castellanos who’s posted a .344 batting average over the last thirty days. In 96 at-bats he’s had twelve runs, three home runs, and 33 hits.  The third hot hitter for the Detroit Tigers has been catcher James McCann. Over the last month, McCann has posted a .338 batting average. The Tigers catcher has seen 74 at-bats, eight runs and hit three home runs over the last thirty days.

Not So Hot Hitters

Mike Gerber has posted the lowest batting average for Tigers hitters in the last thirty days. He’s posted a .000 batting average-although he’s only had three at-bats so we can give him a pass. Left Fielder Victor Reyes has been more disappointing in that span. Over fifteen games and eighteen at-bats Reyes has posted a .111 batting average. He’s struck four times and managed to have just two hits.

The second not so hot hitter is Tigers second baseman Dixon Machado who’s posted a .200 batting average in 85 at-bats. Over the last thirty days, he’s struck out thirteen times and managed to get just seventeen hits.  Our third not so hot hitter is Tigers first baseman Niko Goodrum who’s posted a .205 batting average over the last thirty days. Sixteen strikeouts and just eight hits have contributed to his poor month.

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The Tigers have seen their fair share of injuries lately and there have been lately of call-ups from Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers have managed to over just below the .500 record mark despite the injury bug. Playing bad teams early on has been a factor in the Tigers being scrappy despite injuries.