With the 2018 season coming to a close, we are providing year-end grades to each Detroit Tigers player who donned the Olde English D in 2018.
The Detroit Tigers completed the first year of what looks to be a multi-year rebuilding process. While the team was hard to watch at times, there is still plenty to evaluate from this season as we look ahead to the next few years.
As with any team, there were a lot of excellent performances, surprise performances, and of course disappointing performances. Here at Motor City Bengals, we are going to be evaluating each player who suited up for the Detroit Tigers this season. We will analyze how they performed, what their future holds in the Motor City, and we will provide them a grade.
Note: the grade will be relative to what was expected of them. So a player who performed well above expectations may earn a B or an A, even if their actual season numbers are not that elite. If you disagree, feel free to drop us a comment. We would love to have discussions about these!
We have discussed a fair number of positional players so far, including Victor Reyes (here), Niko Goodrum (here), and Jim Adduci (here). Now, we turn our attention to one of the Tigers prospects Dawel Lugo.
Lugo was considered to be the top prospect acquired in the trade which sent J.D Martinez to Arizona. Lugo was part of the September call-ups and it looked like he wasn’t ready yet for big league play. His short stint in the bigs made him look like a below average defender.
He’s only twenty-three so there is still plenty of time for him to develop into an average player. For the time being though, he’ll be best served to develop his skills with the Mud Hens.