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2008 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 74-88 .457
Rank: 5th in American League Central
Run Differential: 821-857 -36
Roster Continuity 70.22% 10/30
Manager(s): Jim Leyland
General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Comerica Park
Payroll: $ 137,685,196 3/30
Attendance: 3,202,654 8/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ryan Perry (#21) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Rafael Belliard
Bullpen Coach: Jeff Jones
First Base Coach: Andy Van Slyke
Hitting Coach: Lloyd McClendon
Pitching Coach: Chuck Hernandez
Third Base Coach: Gene Lamont

#1 Draft Picks

Justin Verlander (#2), Jason Grilli (#4), Gary Sheffield (#6), Bobby Seay (#12), Chris Lambert (#19), Jeremy Bonderman (#26), Todd Jones (#27), Casey Fossum (#48)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8974.546--
8875.5401.0
8181.5007.5
7587.46313.5
7488.45714.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Miguel Cabrera1B25   61685180
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1271056126360916.292.349.537886.245.338.3102.2516.6331684
14Placido Polanco2B32   58090178
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58713543624414.307.350.417767.110.181.3191.2372.5242629
30Magglio OrdonezRF34   56172178
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103155376320627.317.376.494870.176.264.3341.4326.7277623
28Curtis GrandersonCF27   553112155
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661247111131117.280.365.494859.213.356.3161.5625.1273629
8Edgar RenteriaSS32   50369136
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55633764012519.270.317.382699.111.191.2901.7350.3192547
9Carlos Guillen3B32   42068120
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54936067332411.286.376.436812.150.307.3171.1242.0183489
3Gary SheffieldDH39   4185294
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57925883530119.225.326.400726.175.330.2371.4322.0167482
15Brandon IngeC-3B31   3474171
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5143439482544.205.303.369672.164.291.2442.1931.5128407
33Marcus ThamesLF31   3165076
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5603249500026.241.292.516808.275.342.2583.9612.6163342
7Ivan RodriguezC36   3023389
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3261195221329.295.338.417755.123.202.3402.7460.4126328
20Matt JoyceLF23   2424061
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3302316520023.252.339.492831.240.360.2932.1020.2119277
25Ryan RaburnLF-RF27   1822643
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2031164901102.236.298.368666.132.231.3023.0645.567199
39Ramon SantiagoSS-2B28   1243035
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1810221750501.282.411.460871.177.363.3010.7731.057156
36Clete ThomasLF-CF24   116733
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920142611201.284.366.405771.121.259.3601.86116.047133
19Jeff Larish3B-DH25   1041227
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162273400002.260.306.375681.115.183.3684.8652.039111
19Jacque JonesLF33   791013
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50181810022.165.244.253497.089.177.1942.2579.02090
52Dusty RyanC23   44614
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70051300010.318.380.500880.182.295.4002.6022.02250
57Dane SardinhaC29   4427
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030041100101.159.229.205434.045.136.2122.75--949
26Mike Hessman3B30   2768
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7002920000.296.387.8891276.593.667.2314.505.42431
27Brent ClevlenLF24   2445
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0001003800100.208.296.208504.000.125.3132.67--528
46Michael HollimonSS26   2346
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2001600010.261.280.565845.304.348.2946.0023.01325
35Justin VerlanderP25   5000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
29Nate RobertsonP30   4000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
73Eddie BonineP27   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
58Armando GalarragaP26   2200000003100100.000.600.000600.0001.500.0000.33--06
38Jeremy BondermanP25   1000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
32Freddy DolsiP25   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
37Kenny RogersP43   1000000000100100.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
Batting Totals167856418211529293412007806331572107644233044144.271.336.444780.173.280.3011.8828.225046287
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
35Justin Verlander25   11174.8433331000201.0195119108188716363141.408.730.813.907.301.87
58Armando Galarraga26   1373.7230280000178.2152837428611266061.197.641.413.076.342.07
37Kenny Rogers43   9135.6930300000173.22121181102271824191.6310.971.143.674.241.15
29Nate Robertson30   7116.3432280010168.221812411926621085021.6611.611.383.305.751.74
31Zach Miner26   854.2745130030118.011860561046624061.399.000.763.514.731.35
45Aquilino Lopez33   413.534800018078.2863331922616121.379.801.032.516.952.77
38Jeremy Bonderman25   344.311212000071.1753934936441031.569.511.144.565.581.22
44Bobby Seay30   124.506000014056.1592828425583021.509.480.644.029.322.32
32Freddy Dolsi25   153.944200013247.2502121328294131.639.380.565.255.441.04
59Todd Jones40   414.9345000371841.2503023518144041.6210.711.073.863.000.78
49Casey Fossum30   315.71310009041.1442626418281031.519.660.883.956.151.56
56Fernando Rodney27   064.9538000251340.1342222330493031.607.650.686.7511.031.63
73Eddie Bonine27   215.3355000026.23619163590021.5212.001.001.673.001.80
21Dontrelle Willis26   029.3887000024.0182525435185112.216.751.5013.136.750.51
54Joel Zumaya23   023.52210005123.124139322226002.009.391.178.618.611.00
50Clay Rapada27   304.29250003021.1191110014151011.578.140.006.006.431.07
40Chris Lambert25   125.5783001020.231181337150021.8113.291.293.006.432.14
41Gary Glover31   114.50180005020.122111044150001.309.901.801.806.753.75
52Denny Bautista25   013.32160003019.01577114101001.537.110.476.634.740.71
48Kyle Farnsworth32   116.75160005016.027141245180002.0015.192.252.8110.133.60
34Freddy Garcia31   114.2033000015.0118736120011.136.601.803.607.202.00
49Jason Grilli31   013.2190004013.2125517101001.367.710.644.506.431.43
53Francis Beltran28   104.85110004013.013773691001.469.002.084.156.231.50
41Francisco Cruceta26   035.25130008011.21387210113001.929.751.507.508.251.10
40Yorman Bazardo23   0024.003000303.07880530004.0021.000.0015.009.000.60
Batting Totals74884.91602162101613414451541857788172644991657641.519.601.074.016.171.54
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ivan RodriguezC817064474448.9926.26
Brandon IngeC6049337033041.0007.36
Dane SardinhaC17122109811.9928.63
Dusty RyanC15122995001.0007.67
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Miguel Cabrera1B14312041117739116.9928.90
Carlos Guillen1B2416214211222.9878.50
Marcus Thames1B9413410101.0007.68
Jeff Larish1B838413091.00010.42
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Placido Polanco2B14112013233748100.9895.22
Ramon Santiago2B2111730360131.0005.08
Ryan Raburn2B161182734512.9244.65
Michael Hollimon2B2832001.0005.63
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carlos Guillen3B89749681951415.9493.16
Brandon Inge3B513243880114.9923.28
Ryan Raburn3B187981431.8802.51
Miguel Cabrera3B14116153054.9003.49
Mike Hessman3B127072013.9643.47
Jeff Larish3B1283101721.9312.93
Ramon Santiago3B6212320.7142.14
Michael Hollimon3B2210001.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Edgar RenteriaSS13811731973651691.9724.31
Ramon SantiagoSS332274570315.9754.56
Michael HollimonSS64411212.9292.66
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marcus ThamesLF73488120351.9612.27
Matt JoyceLF6040994230.9702.11
Ryan RaburnLF3012729210.9692.20
Clete ThomasLF2513940421.9572.85
Jacque JonesLF2317238110.9752.04
Brent ClevlenLF1039161001.0003.92
Gary SheffieldLF647130001.0002.49
Carlos GuillenLF21760001.0003.18
Brandon IngeLF260000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Curtis GrandersonCF1401188366541.9892.81
Clete ThomasCF1611240020.9523.21
Brandon IngeCF1394262001.0002.68
Ryan RaburnCF630120001.0003.60
Brent ClevlenCF32160001.0002.57
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Magglio OrdonezRF1351144220850.9791.79
Matt JoyceRF2516142010.9772.35
Ryan RaburnRF228422010.9572.36
Marcus ThamesRF72580001.0002.88
Clete ThomasRF32280001.0003.27
Brent ClevlenRF1910001.0001.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bobby SeayP605627001.0001.45
Aquilino LopezP487850001.0000.58
Todd JonesP454125001.0001.54
Zach MinerP45118517021.0001.68
Freddy DolsiP424714001.0000.96
Fernando RodneyP384042001.0001.35
Justin VerlanderP3320172421.9391.39
Nate RobertsonP3216882011.9661.50
Casey FossumP314115001.0001.32
Armando GalarragaP30178131122.9231.21
Kenny RogersP301732650111.9873.95
Clay RapadaP25213520.8003.43
Joel ZumayaP212301001.0000.39
Gary GloverP18203010.7501.35
Denny BautistaP161911001.0000.95
Kyle FarnsworthP16160000.0000.00
Francisco CrucetaP131102001.0001.64
Jeremy BondermanP12716912.9371.90
Francis BeltranP111310001.0000.69
Jason GrilliP91332011.0003.46
Chris LambertP82013001.0001.80
Dontrelle WillisP82402001.0000.75
Eddie BonineP5262312.8331.73
Yorman BazardoP3302001.0006.00
Freddy GarciaP31501001.0000.60
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gary SheffieldDH106.0000.00
Marcus ThamesDH13.0000.00
Jeff LarishDH11.0000.00
Magglio OrdonezDH10.0000.00
Miguel CabreraDH6.0000.00
Carlos GuillenDH4.0000.00
Matt JoyceDH2.0000.00
Jacque JonesDH1.0000.00


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