Detroit Tigers: 1 trade candidate from every MLB team to consider

We went through every MLB team to identify one player for the Detroit Tigers to consider trading for from each one.
Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches batting practice during spring training
Tigers president of baseball operations Scott Harris watches batting practice during spring training / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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NL East

Atlanta Braves: Vaughn Grissom

The Tigers were rumored to be interested in Grissom around the trade deadline. He's just 22 years old still and has showed some promise. They would have to find a position for him since shortstop is probably out of the cards for multiple reasons, but he's athletic enough to where that shouldn't be too much of an issue.

Miami Marlins: A.J. Puk

Another lefty bullpen target, Puk is coming off his best year in terms of fWAR (0.9). He struck out over 12 per nine had a walks per nine just north of 2, a career low. The home runs were high, which explains the somewhat elevated 3.97 ERA, but the stuff is clearly there. Puk would be a great lefty option in the Tigers bullpen.

New York Mets: Pete Alonso

Alonso is probably the biggest name on this list. Admittedly, there weren't very many good options on the Mets, so we're going with someone who is rumored to be on the move.

Alonso has two years on control left. His fielding isn't great, but he's better than Tork right now. Obviously, the bat is what you would be acquiring him for. Just imagine him and Tork in the same lineup. Now that's some serious thump.

Philadelphia Phillies: Johan Rojas

Rojas is a young outfielder who had a 1.4 fWAR in just 59 games for the Phillies this season. He has a high-contact approach and plays outstanding defense. He doesn't hit for a lot of power, but he's proven to be useful during his short time in the big leagues.

Washington Nationals: Lane Thomas

The Nats are another team that don't have a good roster, so finding a trade candidate here was difficult. We went with Thomas because he's coming a solid season in which he hit 28 home runs with a 109 wRC+ and a 2.7 fWAR.

It seems like he's sold out for more power over the last couple of years. He used to walk a lot more than he does now. He's got two more years of team control left. If the Nats are willing to move him, Scott Harris should give Mike Rizzo a call.