Inside the Article:
The Detroit Tigers' 2022 season was marred by underperformance and injuries, ending with a disappointing record of 66-96. The Steamer Projection from Fangraphs predicts a similarly bleak season for the Tigers, projecting a 72-90 record, a six-game increase from last year.
Why it Matters:
- The Tigers ended 2022 with a losing record and are not projected to improve much in the upcoming season.
- Steamer is widely regarded as one of the most accurate predictors in the industry.
2023 Detroit Tigers by the numbers:
- Steamer projects the Tigers for a 72-90 record, a six-game increase from 2022.
- No Tigers player is projected to have a batting average above .300. Though a number as above or around league average in wRC+
- Seven Tigers players are projected to have double-digit home runs, with Javy Baez leading the way with 22.
- No Tigers pitcher is projected to have a winning record. Only seven total are projected to have a FIP below 4.00
- Alex Lange is projected to be the best pitcher on the staff, and the de facto closer with 22 saves after the trade of Gregory Soto.
The Bottom Line:
The Detroit Tigers' 2022 season was a disappointment and the Steamer Projection predicts a similarly bleak season for the team in 2023. However, it's important to remember that these projections are just predictions and the team will have to prove themselves on the field.