What the Detroit Tigers’ 2022 roster looks like entering ’20-21 offseason
Projected Detroit Tigers’ 2022 bench
C — Random veteran
INF — Isaac Paredes
Util — Niko Goodrum
OF — Daz Cameron
There’s really no one in the system worth considering as a backup catcher. In reality, if Rogers is the starter they’ll have to find one. And if Rogers is the backup it’s because they found a starter.
Because we could find no home for Paredes in the starting lineup and he’s shown at least a little ability to move around the diamond so far in his minor league career, we’ve got him penciled in coming off the bench here.
The same can be said of Niko Goodrum, who’ll be in his second year of arbitration. Infield, outfield, you name it. Coming off the bench doesn’t mean he lacks value. Winning teams need players like Goodrum to really be the glue that can hold things together.
Cameron is another of those prospects who has sort of fizzled with time. His OPS across two seasons in Triple-A is a rather disheartening .691. His time in Detroit wasn’t really all that much better. So this is another roster spot that you can kind of project going to someone getting bumped out of the current starting lineup or to a crafty veteran.