Detroit Tigers all-time best starting lineup based on WAR

Here's what the Detroit Tigers starting lineup would look like based on the highest WAR at each position.
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7. Bill Freehan, C, 44.8 fWAR

The best catcher in Tigers history according to most (including us), Freehan was arguably the most integral member of the 1968 World Series team. He had a 7-WAR season and hit 25 home runs, finishing as the MVP runner-up to his teammate, Denny McClain.

Freehan had several other great seasons. He was an 11-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glover. He is one of the most beloved Tigers ever for a reasons.

Lance Parrish was another option here, but Freehan simply had more WAR, which is the whole point of this. He bats seventh in this order.