3 reasons to be excited about the Tigers and 2 reasons to temper expectations

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2. Players are improving

Scott Harris said this past offseason said he wanted the Tigers to be somewhere where players can come and get better. So far, that has been the case. Look no further than Zack McKinstry.

McKinstry had no track record when the Tigers acquired right before the season started. His first two weeks were a trainwreck. He looked like he was going to be DFA'd. Now, he's one of the best hitters in baseball, and that's not an exaggeration.

Since April 15, McKinstry ranks third in all of baseball in on-base percentage, sixth in wRC+, and seventh in WAR. What a find by Harris, and all the credit in the world to McKinstry for working to improve.

He's not the only one. Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson are getting better. Akil Baddoo is figuring things out. Eduardo Rodriguez and Michael Lorenzen are pitching some of the best baseball of their respective careers. So many players have gotten better this season and it's very encouraging.