5 Detroit Tigers Among MLBTR Top Trade Candidates

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DETROIT, MI – MAY 14: Robbie Grossman #8 of the Detroit Tigers during an at-bat against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on May 14, 2021, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers trade deadline candidates

26. Robbie Grossman

There’s no argument that Robbie Grossman has been the Tigers’ best-position player this season. One of the very few above-average hitters on the roster, Grossman regularly puts together quality at-bats, plays good defense, and is clearly committed to winning.

Grossman is the type of player that can come in and make any team better. His nearly 16% walk rate is a career-high and his strong batted ball statistics back up his strong results this season.

Grossman is under contract at an affordable $5 million next year. As outfield injuries continue to mount across the league, it wouldn’t be surprising to see someone pay a good price for Grossman.

Honorable Mention: Jonathan Schoop

Schoop may have been close to getting cut as recently as two weeks ago, but his bat has started to perk up. It’s well-known that Schoop is streaky, and he was good for 1.3 bWAR in the shortened 2020 season. There are worse options for teams looking to fill a veteran bench role.