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

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INF Ryan Kreidler

I've never been very high on Kreidler, even when he was mashing in the minors in 2021. I thought he struck out too much and didn't walk enough for the big league level. During his cup of coffee in 2022, my fears came to fruition, although it was just 84 plate appearances. But he was pretty bad in those 84 PAs.

He hit just .178 with a 38 wRC+ during the month of September and part of October. It is possible that he was still being effected by the hand injury he suffered last season, but I think this is just who he is as a hitter. He's just not very good.

Despite what I think, it sure sounds like the Tigers are going to give him every opportunity to succeed (or fail). He's going to get a lot of ABs in 2023, for better or worse.

He may just be 25 and still largely unproven, but I'm just not a Ryan Kreidler guy. I'm more than happy to proven wrong, though.

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