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1996 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 53-109 .327
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 783-1103 -320
Roster Continuity 50.27% 27/28
Manager(s): Buddy Bell
General Manager: Randy Smith
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Payroll: $ 21,941,000 23/28
Attendance: 1,168,610 27/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Seth Greisinger (#6) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Glenn Ezell
Bullpen Coach: Fred Kendall
First Base Coach: Ron Oester
Hitting Coach: Larry Herndon
Pitching Coach: Jon Matlack
Pitching Coach: Rick Adair
Third Base Coach: Terry Francona

#1 Draft Picks

Phil Nevin (#1), Tony Clark (#2), Mark Lewis (#2), Eddie Williams (#4), Gregg Olson (#4), C.J. Nitkowski (#9), Todd Van Poppel (#14), Greg Gohr (#21), Travis Fryman (#30), Brian Williams (#31), Justin Thompson (#32), Trever Miller (#41)
American League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1996 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    49Scott AldredP6-4228L-L281990DET: 1986-16-411MLB--
    7Brad AusmusC5-11195R-R271993NYA: 1987-48-1152MLB--
    39,12Kimera BarteeCF6-0200R-R231996BAL: 1993-14-399MLB--
    29Danny BautistaRF-LF5-11170R-R241993Not draftedMLB--
    33Raul CasanovaC6-0221B-R231996NYN: 1990-8-226MLB--
    15Andujar CedenoSS6-1168R-R261990Not draftedMLB--
    33Mike ChristopherP6-5206R-R321991NYA: 1985-7-181MLB--
    17Tony Clark1B6-7245B-R241995DET: 1990-1-2MLB--
    41Fausto CruzSS-2B5-10165R-R241994Not draftedMLB--
    34John CummingsP6-3200L-L271993SEA: 1990-8-215MLB--
    9Chad CurtisCF-LF5-10185R-R271992CAL: 1989-45-1157MLB--
    9Damion Easley2B5-11185R-R261992CAL: 1988-30-767MLB--
    43Joey EischenP6-1200L-L261994TEX: 1989-4-92MLB--
    52John FarrellP6-4210R-R331987CLE: 1984-2-32MLB--
    45Cecil Fielder1B6-3240R-R321985KCA: 1982-4-67MLB--
    12John FlahertyC6-1200R-R281992BOS: 1988-25-641MLB--
    24Travis Fryman3B-SS6-1195R-R271990DET: 1987-1-30MLB--
    34Greg GohrP6-3205R-R281993DET: 1989-1-21MLB--
    35Chris GomezSS6-1195R-R251993DET: 1992-3-84MLB--
    8Phil Hiatt3B-RF6-3200R-R271993KCA: 1990-8-234MLB--
    4Bobby HigginsonLF-RF5-11195L-R251995DET: 1992-12-336MLB--
    7Tim Hyers1B-OF6-1185L-L241994TOR: 1990-2-71MLB--
    57Greg KeagleP6-2195R-R251996SDN: 1993-6-170MLB--
    14Mark Lewis2B-3B6-1195R-R261991CLE: 1988-1-2MLB--
    43,51Richie LewisP5-10175R-R301992MON: 1987-2-44MLB--
    32Jose LimaP6-2205R-R231994Not draftedMLB--
    40Felipe LiraP6-0170R-R241995Not draftedMLB--
    15Brian MaxcyP6-1170R-R251995DET: 1992-20-560MLB--
    43Jeff McCurryP6-6220R-R261995PIT: 1990-14-376MLB--
    37Trever MillerP6-4195R-L231996DET: 1991-1-41MLB--
    38Brian MoehlerP6-3235R-R241996DET: 1993-6-165MLB--
    27Mike MyersP6-4214L-L271995SFN: 1990-4-122MLB--
    12Phil Nevin3B-1B6-2231R-R251995HOU: 1992-1-1MLB--
    30Melvin NievesRF-LF6-2220B-R241992Not draftedMLB--
    48C.J. NitkowskiP6-3205L-L231995CIN: 1994-1-9MLB-Free Agent
    28Omar OlivaresP6-0205R-R281990Not draftedMLB--
    37Gregg OlsonP6-4208R-R291988BAL: 1988-1-4MLB--
    8Mark ParentC6-5245R-R341986SDN: 1979-4-92MLB--
    42Shannon Penn2B-LF5-10160B-R261995TEX: 1988-58-1350MLB--
    36Curtis PrideLF-RF5-11195L-R271993NYN: 1986-10-258MLB--
    49A.J. SagerP6-4220R-R311994SDN: 1988-10-240MLB--
    38Bob ScanlanP6-4220R-R291991PHI: 1984-25-636MLB--
    21Ruben SierraRF6-1200B-R301986Not draftedMLB--
    15Duane SingletonCF-LF6-1170L-R231995MIL: 1990-5-142MLB--
    46Clint SodowskyP6-4200L-R231995DET: 1991-9-244MLB--
    22Justin ThompsonP6-4215L-L231996DET: 1991-1-32MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R381977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    42Tom UrbaniP6-1190L-L281993SLN: 1990-13-357MLB--
    59Todd Van PoppelP6-5210R-R241991OAK: 1990-1-14MLB--
    42,52Randy VeresP6-3210R-R301989MIL: 1985-1-2MLB--
    21Mike WalkerP6-1195R-R291988CLE: 1986-2-27MLB--
    26Brian WilliamsP6-2195R-R271991HOU: 1990-1-31MLB--
    20Eddie Williams1B-3B6-0210R-R311986NYN: 1983-1-4MLB--

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