5 Reasons Not to Worry about The Detroit Tigers

Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario flies out against White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito during the first inning on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Comerica Park.
Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario flies out against White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito during the first inning on Friday, April 8, 2022, at Comerica Park. /
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The Detroit Tigers will improve when Jeimer Candelario gets hot

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May 28, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario (46) hits an RBI single during the third inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

At this point in his career Jeimer Candelario is an established major league player with a proven track record. He’s only 28, and he’s coming off a season in which he produced 3.8 WAR and tied for the MLB lead with 42 doubles. Hitters like that don’t just fall off the map. He will improve on his .188 batting average to start this season.

The past two seasons he has hit .291 and .271. There is no doubt in my mind his average will improve this year as the season continues. With his improved bat, plus Greene returning, and a typical weather-induced warm up from Miguel Cabrera, the offense will only improve as the temperatures heat up in Detroit.

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