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What the Detroit Tigers’ 2022 roster looks like entering ’20-21 offseason

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Jeimer Candelario #42 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of game two of a doubleheader at Comerica Park on August 29, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The day honoring Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled for August 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to Friday's postponed game, Robinson will be honored during todays game. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
Jeimer Candelario #42 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning of game two of a doubleheader at Comerica Park on August 29, 2020, in Detroit, Michigan. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The day honoring Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled for August 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to Friday's postponed game, Robinson will be honored during todays game. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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Gregory Soto of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Comerica Park on July 31, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Reds 7-2. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

Projected Detroit Tigers 2022 bullpen

RP –Beau Burrows (RHP)

RP — Jose Cisnero (RHP)

RP — Buck Farmer (RHP)

RP — Alex Faedo (RHP)

RP — Bryan Garcia (RHP)

RP — Joe Jimenez (RHP)

RP — Gregory Soto (LHP)

RP — Joey Wentz (LHP)

This actually continues the trend of the starting pitching relatively well.

The Tigers just have a lot of quality arms in the system. They have the potential to put together a pretty nice bullpen, mixing some quality and experience and a couple of interesting southpaws, too.

As we said earlier, this is just an exercise in roster-building. Someone on this list is going to progress, and one or two players might take a step back. That’s just the way it works. And frankly, that would be for the best, wouldn’t it?

In reality, maybe two, three, four of these players start the year in the minors due to some veteran signings.

A few quick notes on the list:

Joey Wentz is rather on the edge, but we’ve included him here because he’s a prospect of a little acclaim in the system and a left-hander, so it works well for the exercise of knowing what the Tigers might have.

Alex Faedo is a player who a lot had penciled into the rotation from the day he was drafted, but he hasn’t quite progressed and you’re going to need some good arms in the rotation, too. Maybe he finds his natural fit there.

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