Detroit Tigers: 5 reasons to be excited about the 2023 season
Reason #3: Seeing some new faces with the Detroit Tigers
The 2023 season may be a bit tough to watch at times, but as the regular season gets underway, there are some new faces in Detroit Tigers' uniforms. The fans can look forward to watching some of the team's new players as they get underway.
One of the more exciting off-season additions was right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen. He's expected to join the team's rotation and be a solid addition to the team's pitching staff during the 2023 season. Here's an analysis on Lorenzen after he signed.
Third baseman prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy could become a player to watch if he breaks camp with the team. He may not be on the roster as things stand and is fighting for a spot, but with the third base spot open, the Tigers could bring him north when they leave spring ball.
Malloy is arguably the best of the younger prospect players that the team brought in this off-season and will be someone for fans to be excited about. He's got tools on both sides of the ball and could be a potential answer at third base for the Tigers.
Nick Maton has been having a great spring and might beat out Malloy due to the fact Maton is on the roster. But Nick Maton's looking to prove himself and put himself in contention for the third base role, but also bring versatility to the team's lineup in 2023.
Left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve is also expected to play a role in the team's bullpen. He's a non-roster invitee, so he has to be added to the 40-man roster, but he could very well be someone for fans to get eyes on in his Tigers debut with upside as a left-handed strike thrower from the bullpen.