3 Detroit Tigers who won't make the Opening Day roster but will contribute a lot in 2023
RHP Beau Brieske
Full disclosure: I think there's still a chance Brieske makes the roster. His stuff has looked really so far this spring. I just don't know what his role would be.
Obviously he was a starter last season, but the Tigers have using him as kind of a multi-inning reliever this spring. His numbers are inflated thanks to one rough outing, but again, the stuff has been there. His fastball has been 95-97 with life consistently.
Another hurdle to Brieske making the team is another pitcher being used in that multi-inning role, and that's Garrett Hill. Not only is he probably Brieske's biggest competition, but Hill has looked better doing it. He's seen a velo increase and has been experimenting with a new curveball.
In no way is this section a slight on Brieske. I still think he has a lot of potential. I just simply think there isn't any room for him at the moment. With that being said, there's always going to movement in the pitching staff. Injuries are a certainty. Brieske will get his chance.