Detroit Tigers: 4 recently non-tendered free agents to consider

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1B Luke Voit

Speaking of potential first base contingency plans, Voit has been on three teams in the past two years. He *also* had a breakout 2020 season in which he led the majors in home runs and finished ninth in AL MVP voting.

He was traded to the Padres in the 2021 offseason, then traded to the Nationals as part of the Juan Soto deal at the 2022 trade deadline. In 2022, he slashed .226/.308/.402 with 22 home runs and a 102 wRC+.

Voit has a career walk rate of 10.2%, but also a career strikeout rate of 28.5%. If there's one thing he does well, it's hit the ball hard. He's got a career hard-hit rate of 44.7%. Last season he was in the 94th percentile for barrel rate according to Baseball Savant.

You're not going to get much out of him defensively. He's been a DH much of the time anyway the past few years. But ideally he wouldn't play very much, so you wouldn't have to worry about it.

Voit could also be a nice backup plan should Tork continue to struggle. He'll strikeout a good bit, but he'll also provide some power. I think the trade-off could be worth it.