3 Detroit Tigers players who'll be better in 2023 and 2 who won't

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2 players that won't be better: 2B Jonathan Schoop

I've gone back and forth on this one as well. In fact, I wrote a piece a while back where I compared both Schoop and Baez to see which one I thought had aibetter chance of bouncing back, and the conclusion I came too at the time was that Schoop had a higher chance simply because there's no way way he can be that bad again.

He had a 58 wRC+, which was the worst in all of baseball. At age 31, there's a possibility of him being completely cooked. However, he does have a history of being bad one year only to bounce back the following year.

I just don't see that happening this time around. He was just so pitifully awful last season. He may put up better numbers than he did in 2022, but it won't be by much.

If he hasn't figured it out by Memorial Day, I think there's a strong chance the Detroit Tigers just DFA him. They have plenty of younger infielders they can give his at-bats to.

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