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2017 Detroit Tigers season

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2017 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record64–98 (.395)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Christopher Ilitch; Ilitch family trust
General manager(s)Al Avila
Manager(s)Brad Ausmus
Local televisionFox Sports Detroit
(Mario Impemba, Rod Allen, Kirk Gibson)
Local radioDetroit Tigers Radio Network
(Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2017 Detroit Tigers season was the team's 117th season. This was the team's fourth and final year under manager Brad Ausmus. This was the first season without owner Mike Ilitch, who bought the team in 1992 and died on February 10, 2017.[1] The Tigers 2017 uniform features a "Mr. I" patch to honor him, the grounds crew wrote "Mr. I" in the outfield of Comerica Park, and he was also honored during a ceremony at the Tigers home opener on April 7.[2][3][4]

On September 12, the Tigers were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season.[5] On September 22, the Tigers announced manager Brad Ausmus will not return in 2018.[6] The team finished last in the AL Central, last in the league and tied with the San Francisco Giants for the worst record in MLB at 64–98, the team's lowest win total since 2003. Because the Tigers held a tiebreaker over the Giants, they will pick first in the 2018 MLB draft.

This was ace pitcher Justin Verlander's last season with the Tigers. He had been with the team since 2005. He was traded to the Houston Astros on August 31. Verlander was the last remaining member of the 2006 American League Champion team.

Roster moves

Coaching staff

  • On October 5, the Tigers announced that they will exercise their 2017 option on manager Brad Ausmus.[7]
  • On October 8, it was announced hitting coach Wally Joyner will not return for 2017.[8]
  • On October 20, the Tigers named Lloyd McClendon hitting coach. McClendon is in his second stint on the Tigers coaching staff, after serving as the Tigers' hitting coach from 2007 to 2013. The Tigers also named longtime hitting coach of the Toledo Mud Hens, Leon Durham, assistant hitting coach, succeeding David Newhan.[9]

Signings

Releases

Trades

Spring training

The Tigers ended spring training with a 14–21 win–loss record, excluding two tie games that did not count toward the standings. Their .400 winning percentage was the joint-worst (along with Toronto) among American League teams in pre-season.[29]

Season standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630 49–32 53–28
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525 17 41–40 44–37
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 22 43–38 37–44
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 35 39–42 28–53
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 38 34–47 30–51

Record against opponents

2017 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 10–9 4–3 1–6 3–4 1–5 3–3 2–4 2–5 7–12 4–3 4–2 8–11 6–1 12–7 8–12
Boston 9–10 6–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 5–2 8–11 3–4 3–3 11–8 5–1 13–6 16–4
Chicago 3–4 1–6 6–13 10–9 4–2 10–9 3–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 4–3 3–3 6–14
Cleveland 6–1 3–4 13–6 13–6 5–1 12–7 6–0 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–14
Detroit 4–3 4–3 9–10 6–13 3–4 8–11 3–4 8–11 3–3 1–5 1–6 2–5 1–5 3–3 8–12
Houston 5–1 4–3 2–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 12–7 5–1 5–2 12–7 14–5 3–4 12–7 4–3 15–5
Kansas City 3–3 4–2 9–10 7–12 11–8 4–3 6–1 8–11 2–5 3–3 5–2 4–3 1–6 3–3 9–11
Los Angeles 4–2 4–2 4–3 0–6 4–3 7–12 1–6 2–5 4–2 12–7 11–7 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 5–2 2–5 12–7 7–12 11–8 1–5 11–8 5–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 13–7
New York 12–7 11–8 4–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 12–7 3–3 9–10 15–5
Oakland 3–4 4–3 5–1 4–3 5–1 7–12 3–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 7–12 2–5 10–9 2–5 7–13
Seattle 2–4 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–1 5–14 2–5 7–12 4–3 2–5 12–7 5–1 11–8 1–6 12–8
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 3–3 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 7–12 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–10 11–9
Texas 1–6 1–5 3–4 1–6 5–1 7–12 6–1 11–8 3–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 4–2 3–4 14–6
Toronto 7–12 6–13 3–3 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–4 3–4 10–9 5–2 6–1 10–9 4–3 9–11


Season highlights

Team accomplishments

  • On April 16, the Tigers established a franchise record by hitting at least one home run in each of the team's first 12 games of the season.[30] The streak was extended to 13 games on April 18, before the Tigers went homerless on April 19. It was the second-longest streak in Major League history, one shy of the record set by the 2002 Cleveland Indians at 14 games.[31]
  • On April 25, the Tigers scored 19 runs in the game, it marked the first time the team has scored 13 or more runs in consecutive games since 1993. The Tigers' 19 runs, including nine-runs in the fifth inning, were the most in a game since 2008. The Tigers recorded 24 hits, while the Seattle Mariners recorded 16 hits, as the 40 combined hits broke the Comerica Park record for most hits in a nine-inning game. The Tigers were two runs shy of its franchise record, and four hits shy of its most hits in a game.[32][33]
  • On May 20, the Tigers hit three consecutive home runs in an inning for the first time since 2013.[34]
  • On September 8, the Tigers turned their first triple play since 2001.[35]

Individual accomplishments

Hitting

  • On April 4, JaCoby Jones became the first Tigers rookie to hit a home run on Opening Day since Kirk Gibson in 1980, and the first Tiger to record his first Major League home run on Opening Day since John Sullivan in 1965.[36]
  • On April 11, James McCann hit his third home run of the season, becoming the first Tigers catcher in franchise history to hit three home runs in the first seven games of the season.[37]
  • On April 19, Nicholas Castellanos hit two triples in the game, becoming the first Tigers player to do so since Austin Jackson in 2012.[38]
  • On May 18, J. D. Martinez became the first Major League player since 1999 to record eight or more hits and eight or more walks in his first 24 plate appearances in a season.[39]
  • On June 2, Miguel Cabrera recorded his 1,000th career extra-base hit, becoming the 39th player in Major League history to reach the milestone.[40]
  • On July 7, Víctor Martínez recorded his 2,000th career hit, becoming the ninth active player to reach the milestone.[41]
  • On July 18, Nicholas Castellanos hit a single, triple and two home runs in the game, becoming the fourth Tigers player to do since 1913, and the first Tigers player to do so since Dmitri Young in 2003.[42]
  • On July 20, Miguel Cabrera recorded his 1,600th career RBI, becoming the 36th player in Major League history to reach the milestone.[43]
  • On August 6, Nicholas Castellanos recorded his 500th career hit.[44]
  • On September 29, Nicholas Castellanos recorded his 100th RBI of the season. He became the sixth player in Tigers history to record 10 or more triples, 25 or more home runs and 100 or more RBIs in a season, and the first player to do so since Al Kaline in 1956.[45]

Pitching

Defensive

All-Stars

The Tigers sent two players to the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer was named to the All-Star Game, but did not participate due to pitching on Sunday, so his teammate outfielder Justin Upton took his place on the American League roster.[53][54]

Game Log

2017 Game Log: 64–98 (Home: 34–47; Away: 30–51)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Tigers team member

Detailed records

Roster

2017 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Jim Adduci 29 83 14 20 6 2 1 10 .241 1
Alex Avila+ 77 219 30 60 11 0 11 32 .274 0
Miguel Cabrera 130 469 50 117 22 0 16 60 .249 0
Jeimer Candelario+ 27 94 16 31 7 0 2 13 .330 0
Nicholas Castellanos 157 614 73 167 36 10 26 101 .272 4
Tyler Collins 49 150 18 29 4 1 5 14 .193 0
Matt den Dekker 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 .143 0
John Hicks 60 173 25 46 10 0 6 22 .266 2
Bryan Holaday 13 29 1 7 2 0 0 2 .241 0
José Iglesias 130 463 56 118 33 1 6 54 .255 7
JaCoby Jones 56 141 14 24 3 1 3 13 .170 6
Ian Kinsler 139 551 90 130 25 3 22 52 .236 14
Dixon Machado 73 166 17 43 5 1 1 11 .259 1
Mikie Mahtook 109 348 50 96 15 6 12 38 .276 6
J. D. Martinez+ 57 200 38 61 13 2 16 39 .305 2
Víctor Martínez 107 392 38 100 16 0 10 47 .255 0
James McCann 106 352 39 89 14 2 13 49 .253 1
Efren Navarro 23 61 9 14 1 1 2 2 .230 0
Alex Presley 71 245 30 77 10 3 3 20 .314 5
Andrew Romine 124 318 45 74 17 2 4 25 .233 6
Justin Upton+ 125 459 81 128 37 0 28 94 .279 10

+Totals with Tigers only.

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Starters

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Chad Bell 0 3 6.93 28 4 0 62⅓ 49 48 31 57
Matthew Boyd 6 11 5.27 26 25 0 135 84 79 53 110
Buck Farmer 5 5 6.75 11 11 0 48 38 36 20 49
Michael Fulmer 10 12 3.83 25 25 0 164⅔ 80 70 40 114
Myles Jaye 1 2 12.08 5 2 0 12⅔ 18 17 10 4
Artie Lewicki 0 1 6.10 4 1 0 10⅓ 8 7 4 6
Daniel Norris 5 8 5.31 22 18 0 101⅔ 64 60 44 86
Aníbal Sánchez 3 7 6.41 28 17 0 105⅓ 81 75 29 104
Drew VerHagen 0 3 5.77 24 2 0 34⅓ 22 22 9 25
Justin Verlander+ 10 8 3.82 28 28 0 172 76 73 67 176
Jordan Zimmermann 8 13 6.08 29 29 0 160 111 108 44 103

+Totals with Tigers only.

Bullpen

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Victor Alcántara 0 0 8.59 6 0 0 7⅓ 7 7 4 5
William Cuevas 0 0 108.00 1 0 0 4 4 0 1
Jeff Ferrell 0 0 6.75 11 0 0 9⅓ 7 7 5 6
Shane Greene 4 3 2.66 71 0 9 67⅔ 21 20 34 73
Blaine Hardy 1 0 5.94 35 0 0 33⅓ 24 22 13 28
Joe Jiménez 0 2 12.32 24 0 0 19 28 26 9 17
Jairo Labourt 0 0 4.50 6 0 0 6 3 3 7 4
Arcenio León 0 0 12.15 6 0 0 6⅔ 9 9 6 2
Edward Mujica 0 0 9.95 5 0 0 6⅓ 7 7 0 7
Zac Reininger 0 0 7.45 10 0 0 9⅔ 8 8 3 5
Francisco Rodríguez 2 5 7.82 28 0 7 25⅓ 23 22 11 23
Bruce Rondón 1 3 10.91 21 0 1 15⅔ 19 19 10 22
Kyle Ryan 0 0 7.94 8 0 0 5⅔ 5 5 7 1
Warwick Saupold 3 2 4.88 45 0 0 62⅔ 36 34 31 44
Daniel Stumpf 0 1 3.82 55 0 0 37⅔ 16 16 15 33
Alex Wilson 2 5 4.50 66 0 2 66 34 30 15 42
Justin Wilson+ 3 4 2.68 42 0 13 40⅓ 12 12 16 55

+Totals with Tigers only.

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Mike Rojas
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Lance Parrish
A-Advanced Lakeland Flying Tigers Florida State League Andrew Graham
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Mike Rabelo
A-Short Season Connecticut Tigers New York–Penn League Gerald Laird
Rookie GCL Tigers East Gulf Coast League Jesus Garces
Rookie GCL Tigers West Gulf Coast League Rafael Gil

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