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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
  • 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 2008 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    52Denny BautistaP6-5170R-R252004Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    40Yorman BazardoP6-2170R-R232005Not draftedMLBHouston Astros
    53Francis BeltranP6-5220R-R282002Not draftedMLBDetroit Tigers
    38Jeremy BondermanP6-0210R-R252003OAK: 2001-1-26MLB-Free Agent
    73Eddie BonineP6-5205R-R272008SDN: 2003-23-671MLB-Free Agent
    24Miguel Cabrera3B6-2218R-R252003Not draftedMLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    27Brent ClevlenOF6-2190R-R242006DET: 2002-2-49MLB-Free Agent
    41Francisco CrucetaP6-2173R-R262004Not draftedMLBDetroit Tigers
    32Freddy DolsiP6-0160R-R252008Not draftedMLBChicago White Sox
    48Kyle FarnsworthP6-4215R-R321999CHN: 1994-47-1290MLBHouston AstrosMinors
    49Casey FossumP6-1160B-L302001BOS: 1999-1-48MLBBaltimore Orioles
    58Armando GalarragaP6-3170R-R262007Not draftedMLB-Retired
    34Freddy GarciaP6-4235R-R311999Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    41Gary GloverP6-5205R-R311999TOR: 1994-15-427MLB-Free Agent
    28Curtis GrandersonCF-LF6-1180L-R272004DET: 2002-3-80MLBNew York MetsMLB-Active
    49Jason GrilliP6-4185R-R312000SFN: 1997-1-4MLBToronto Blue JaysMLB-Active
    9Carlos Guillen2B6-1180B-R321998Not draftedMLBSeattle Mariners
    26Mike Hessman1B6-5215R-R302003ATL: 1996-15-452MLB-Free Agent
    46Michael Hollimon3B-LF6-1185B-R262008DET: 2005-16-480MLB-Free Agent
    15Brandon Inge2B-3B5-11185R-R312001DET: 1998-2-57MLB-Free Agent
    19Jacque JonesLF-RF5-10176L-L331999MIN: 1996-2-37MLBChicago Cubs
    59Todd JonesP6-3230L-R401993HOU: 1989-1-27MLBDetroit Tigers
    20Matt JoyceRF-LF6-2185L-R232008DET: 2005-12-360MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLB-Active
    40Chris LambertP6-1205R-R252008SLN: 2004-1-19MLBDetroit Tigers
    19Jeff LarishRF-OF6-2195L-R252008DET: 2005-5-150MLB-Free Agent
    45Aquilino LopezP6-3165R-R332003Not draftedMLBDetroit Tigers
    31Zach MinerP6-3190R-R262006ATL: 2000-4-106MLB-Free Agent
    30Magglio OrdonezRF6-0200R-R341997Not draftedMLB-Retired
    14Placido Polanco3B5-10168R-R321998SLN: 1994-19-530MLB-Free Agent
    25Ryan RaburnRF6-0180R-R272004DET: 2001-5-147MLBColorado RockiesMLB-Active
    50Clay RapadaP6-5180R-L272007UDFAMLB-Free Agent
    8Edgar RenteriaSS6-1180R-R321996Not draftedMLB-Retired
    29Nate RobertsonP6-2215L-R302002FLO: 1999-5-146MLB-Free Agent
    56Fernando RodneyP5-11170R-R272002Not draftedMLBMiami MarlinsMLB-Active
    7Ivan RodriguezC5-9205R-R361991Not draftedMLBWashington Nationals
    37Kenny RogersP6-1205L-L431989TEX: 1982-39-816MLBDetroit Tigers
    52Dusty RyanC6-4230R-R232008DET: 2003-48-1405MLBSan Diego Padres
    39Ramon Santiago2B-SS5-11150B-R282002Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    57Dane SardinhaC5-11215R-R292003CIN: 2000-2-46MLBPhiladelphia Phillies
    44Bobby SeayP6-2221L-L302001CHA: 1996-1-12MLBDetroit Tigers
    3Gary SheffieldRF-OF5-11205R-R391988MIL: 1986-1-6MLBDetroit Tigers
    33Marcus ThamesLF6-2205R-R312002NYA: 1996-30-899MLBLos Angeles Dodgers
    36Clete ThomasCF5-11205L-R242008DET: 2005-6-180MLB-Free Agent
    35Justin VerlanderP6-5200R-R252005DET: 2004-1-2MLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    21Dontrelle WillisP6-4250L-L262003CHN: 2000-8-223MLB-Retired
    54Joel ZumayaP6-3210R-R232006DET: 2002-11-320MLB-Free Agent

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