Detroit Tigers: 2021 first half grades. There is progress

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The Detroit Tigers are progressing under manager A.J. Hinch and his coaching staff. Let’s break down the first half of the season.

The Detroit Tigers start the second half of the season at 40-51. They came into the All-Star break looking tired as the bullpen in Minnesota coughed up leads in all four games in the series. But overall, despite being eleven games under .500, the Tigers have been entertaining to watch.

Manager A.J. Hinch has not been afraid to try out various lineups and use Toledo as much as possible to get the best results possible based on the limited depth the Tigers currently have. As a result of Hinch and the work of pitching coach Chris Fetter, names you did not expect to contribute, have, and continue to be key pieces.

Even the roster move announced this morning was one indication that Hinch will continue to churn over the roster for results.

Before we look at the various parts of the roster, let’s take a look at how many moves exactly the Tigers have done since the season began.

Detroit Tigers injuries and key call-ups

There are three key transactions we will circle back to shortly that have made this season much more fun to watch. We also saw departures in the coaching staff as Jose Cruz Jr and Chip Hale both accepted jobs to run their alma maters.

So without further ado, let’s break down the Detroit Tigers roster by starting pitching, bullpen, outfield, infield, and bench.

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