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Detroit Tigers: Future Award Winners

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 07: (L-R) Prince Fielder #28, Alex Avila #13, and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers accept the Silver Slugger Award for their performance in 2010. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - APRIL 07: (L-R) Prince Fielder #28, Alex Avila #13, and Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers accept the Silver Slugger Award for their performance in 2010. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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A look into the future to see which Detroit Tigers players will win a major award.

If Major League Baseball gave an award for the quietest off-season, there would be about 25 contenders this year. Surprisingly enough, the Tigers wouldn’t be among them, as their signings of Robbie Grossman, José Ureña, and five minor-league free agents place Detroit among the most active teams in baseball.

But apart from San Diego’s big splash last week, things have been pretty boring overall. So let’s use this lull to stare at the clouds a bit and dream about future success.

The Detroit Tigers never took home the ultimate prize during their competitive run from 2006-2016, but they did see plenty of award winners. During that run Detroit had more than 40 All-Stars and saw players win 14 Silver Sluggers, 8 Gold Gloves, 3 MVPs, 2 Rookie of the Year Awards, 2 Cy Youngs, and even a Reliever of the Year Award.

With talent comes success, and vice versa, so instead of projecting when the team may compete again, let’s have some fun and dream about the players who might lead the Tigers back to the playoffs. We’ll skip ahead a decade and then “look back” at winners of six major awards, beginning with Silver Slugger and Gold Glove. Hit the jump to see our winners.

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