Detroit Tigers: 4 players who won't be on the roster by the end of the 2023 season
2B Jonathan Schoop
Schoop will not be wearing the old English D by season's end, one way or another. Whether he struggles out of the gate and gets DFA'd or he hits well and gets traded, Schoop, like E-rod, is almost a certainty to be off this roster at some point this season.
One of the reasons for this is that the Tigers have a lot of young infielders that need a look. Ryan Kreidler, Andre Lipcius, and even Wenceel Perez all need some at-bats. They can't have a 31-year-old Schoop clogging up the middle infield.
He did lose a ton of weight this offseason, so he's trying to be in better shape, which will hopefully translate to some better results on the field. It would be nice to see him get back to pre-2022 form. He was one of the best hitters on the team the previous two seasons.
It would also be nice to get an asset in return for him, though it probably wouldn't be much. Second baseman in their early 30s who could hit for some power aren't exactly in high demand. But it would be better than losing him for nothing. Hopefully Schoop can put last year behind him and have a good 2023.