Personally, I've always kinda liked Zack Short. He's scrappy, has sneaky power, and plays a solid second base. But the fact of the matter is that he's just not a good major league player.
He's good coming off the bench as a pinch-hitter. He has an OPS over 1.000 after coming into the game late. He's actually hitting .315 with runners in scoring position this year as well. He's had some clutch moments this year.
But the Tigers can do better. The overall numbers have never been good. He strikes out a ton.
Could the Tigers do a heck of a lot worse than Zack Short? They can, and have. But that can also do a lot better. Much like McKinstry, there are plenty of other players that deserve a shot over him.