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Detroit Tigers: Leonys Martin showed a much improved 2018

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TORONTO, ON - JULY 1: Leonys Martin #12 of the Detroit Tigers is unable to hold on to a line drive to center field and cannot make the catch in the fourth inning during MLB game action as Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a single at Rogers Centre on July 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 1: Leonys Martin #12 of the Detroit Tigers is unable to hold on to a line drive to center field and cannot make the catch in the fourth inning during MLB game action as Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a single at Rogers Centre on July 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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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!

The Tigers had a crowded outfield during the 2018 season.  Players in the outfield included Christin Stewart (reviewed here),  Jacoby Jones (here), and Nicholas Castellanos (here).

The next player we are taking a look at is another member of that crowded outfield Leonys Martin. Martin posted a much improved 2018 despite missing time due to a hamstring injury.

Leonys Martin

Martin’s stint with the Tigers was short-lived. However, during that time he posted a .251/.321/.409 slash line with 9 HR, 7 stolen bases, and 29 RBIs. The Tigers traded Martin to the Indians shortly before the trade deadline in a deal which netted the Tigers an SS prospect and an RHP prospect.

Grade: B

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Check back here daily for more player grades! And if you’d like to discuss any grades, please leave us a comment on our Facebook or Twitter page.

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