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Projecting the Detroit Tigers 2022 Opening Day starting lineup


With the Tigers recently signing free agent SS Javier Baez to a 6-year, $140 million deal so we thought it would be fun to take a stab at what the 2022 Opening Day lineup will look like.

This is a fluid situation but here is how I think the lineup would look if Tigers manager AJ Hinch had to put it together today.

1. Akil Baddoo – LF

2. Jonathan Schoop – 1B

3. Miguel Cabrera – DH

4. Javier Báez , SS

5. Jeimer Candelario, 3B

6. Robbie Grossman, RF

7. Isaac Paredes, 2B

8. Tucker Barnhart, C

9. Victor Reyes, CF

*Note: I could see Miggy finally getting moved out of the three-hole in favor of Candelario or Grossman but for now, I am leaving him there.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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