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About Tyler Germain - RotoBaller

I'm a lifelong Tigers fan living in West Michigan, and a staunch supporter of bat-flips.

Tyler Germain - RotoBaller has written 48 articles so far, you can find them below.


The 2018 MLB season was one in which stolen base numbers were down across the board, from 2,527 total steals in 2017 to 2,474 this year. Even the league's most prolific thieves were affected, as the highest individual stolen base total in 2017 was 60, while 45 was tops in all of baseball this year.... Read More

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias posted Thursday on Instagram a farewell to the organization, and sources report that it is "increasingly unlikely" that the Tigers will pursue a reunion with the free agent. Manager Ron Gardenhire reiterated the team's intentions of pursuing more affordable pieces wherever possible as the Tigers are in the midst of... Read More

The start of Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Christin Stewart's tenure in the outfield continues to impress. In Thursday's contest, the recent call-up launched two homers and had six RBI to help propel the Tigers to victory. Stewart's two bombs came in his first two at-bats. The first was a two-run shot, and the second was of... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (knee) was diagnosed with a meniscus tear, ruling him out for the rest of the season. It was initially thought that surgery would be imminent, but sources now say that Fulmer will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. If Andrews confirms the initial diagnosis, Fulmer... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Christin Stewart continues to impress at the MLB level, logging three hits in Sunday's win against Cleveland. Stewart has now appeared in seven games for the Tigers after a productive year at Triple-A Toledo. In those seven games, he's reached base safely 11 times (seven hits and four walks), good enough... Read More

Shane Greene Reaches 30 Saves

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene tossed a rocky inning on Sunday, allowing a run on three hits, but it was still good enough to get the job done and secure the victory for his team while earning his 30th save of the season. Greene has had an ultimately disappointing year with an unsightly 5.07 ERA.... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos has been on a tear for the last 30 games, hitting .325/.398/.530 with five homers. In his last seven games the numbers are even gawdier: .417/.500/.667 with a homer and six RBI. That alone is enough to say that Castellanos is a must-start player, but coupled with his career numbers... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has had a bit of an issue keeping the ball inside the yard this season, and Tuesday night's contest against the Houston Astros was a prime example of that. Zimmermann allowed three homers in the game, two of which were two-run blasts, as the Tigers fell to the reigning... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder and No. 6 prospect Christin Stewart was called up on Sunday and made his first start on Tuesday, notching his first career hit at the MLB level off former Tiger Justin Verlander. On Wednesday, Stewart was back in the starting lineup again and continued to show why he's so highly touted. Stewart... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder and recent call-up Christin Stewart made his first start on Monday and wasted no time logging his first MLB hit, a sixth-inning single off Justin Verlander. Stewart is among the top prospects in the Tigers' organization and mashed Triple-A pitching all season, putting together a .263/.363/.488 line with 23 homers, 21 doubles,... Read More

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos had two hits on Monday, his second straight multi-hit game and his third such effort in the last five games. Castellanos has been churning out hits for about a month now, working to a .342 average over his last 30 games with four homers and 20 RBI to boot.... Read More

Detroit Tigers pitching prospects Matt Manning and Beau Burrows have finished up their minor league season at Double-A Erie, and traveled to Chicago on Wednesday to throw bullpen sessions for Tigers pitching coach Rick Anderson. Manning and Burrows are the Nos. 3 and 5 prospects in the Tigers organization, respectively, and both players are giving... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (shin) was tagged with a comebacker in his last start on Tuesday and was listed as day-to-day, but he's not expected to miss his next start. That appearance will come on Sunday in an interleague matchup with the Cardinals. Fulmer had pitched well in his shortened outing on Tuesday,... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will look to get back on track Wednesday against the White Sox after falling victim to the long ball in his last start. Zimmermann actually had a no-hitter going through five innings, but then issued three home runs in the sixth before exiting. Zimmermann has a 4.66 ERA in... Read More

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Sandy Baez fired two scoreless innings on Tuesday against the White Sox, extending his scoreless streak to 6 1/3 innings on the year. Having appeared in just two games since his promotion, Baez is wasting no time making an impression. He's pitched multiple innings in both games and has allowed just... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Dawel Lugo hit his second double since his recent call-up against the White Sox on Tuesday and drove in two runs for good measure. Lugo now has nine hits in his first 24 at-bats with the big club after spending the bulk of the season at Triple-A Toledo. At that level,... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene earned his 28th save of the season on the road Thursday, shutting out the Yankees with a perfect inning to secure the victory. The Tigers took the lead in the top of the inning with back-to-back homers off Dellin Betances, and Greene sealed the deal in the bottom half. Despite... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Niko Goodrum launched his 14th homer of the year on Thursday, a game-winning blast off Dellin Betances in the top of the ninth inning. The homer came on the heels of a two-run shot from Victor Martinez that tied the game and put the cap on a comeback win for the... Read More

Victor Martinez Homers Twice

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez provided some excitement for the scuffling Tiger offense on Thursday, clubbing two homers to lead the team to victory. The veteran DH, who will retire at season's end, took J. A. Happ deep in the fifth inning for a two-run blast, then did the same thing to Dellin Betances... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer was absolutely lit up by the Royals on Wednesday, lasting just 3 2/3 innings and allowing seven earned runs. Most notable for Fulmer was the fact that seven of the eight hits he allowed went for extra bases: two homers, two triples, and three doubles. It was the most... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd tossed six innings against the Royals on Tuesday, and five of those innings were pretty darn good. The problem for Boyd was the one bad inning, a five-run frame in the third inning. Boyd allowed a single and a walk through the first two innings before the outburst, and... Read More

Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (hamstring) made his first start in two weeks Tuesday against Jakob Junis and the Kansas City Royals. The young outfielder wasted no time in making an impact in his return to the lineup, taking Junis deep for a solo homer, giving him nine total on the year. Jones has... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos had two hits Thursday, including his 19th home run of the season, to continue a hot-hitting stretch that has now extended to two full weeks. Over his last 15 games, Castellanos is batting .356/.415/.627 with four homers and 13 RBI. Castellanos had been tanking hard after the All Star Break,... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has struggled for much of the 2018 season, but turned in a solid performance on Thursday. The young southpaw threw six innings against the White Sox, keeping them off the scoreboard while scattering six hits and six strikeouts and issuing just one walk. Boyd is, at best, a streaming... Read More

Detroit Tigers pitcher Artie Lewicki (elbow) will miss the remainder of the 2018 season and all of 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, the team announced today. Lewicki has spent time this season at both Triple-A Toledo and at the Major League level, and posted a 4.89 ERA and 1.60 WHIP with 30 strikeouts in... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos knocked his 35th double of the season Wednesday, and singled twice more, in a losing battle to the Cubs. Fresh off AL Player of the Week honors, Castellanos is continuing to hit and work toward breaking out of a slump that has plagued him since the All Star break. The... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (oblique) will make his return to the starting rotation on Friday as the Tigers take on the White Sox. It will be his first start since he went on the disabled list with an oblique strain July 20. Fulmer has been up and down this season, stumbling to a... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Shane Greene pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday to help the Tigers hold on against the Cubs, recording his 27th save in the process. The reliever walked one and struck out one, but ultimately escaped unscathed. The save followed strong performances all around by Tiger pitchers, including Jordan Zimmermann's one-run outing... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann turned in a solid effort on Tuesday against the Cubs, lasting six innings while allowing just one run on seven hits and five strikeouts. Zimmermann was coming off a rough outing in his previous start, where he gave up six runs in just five innings. This was a nice... Read More

Detroit Tigers right fielder Nicholas Castellanos took home American League Player of the Week honors for the past week, and he'll look to keep going strong against the Cubs as the two teams square off on Tuesday. Over the past week, Castellanos went 11-for-28 with two homers and 10 RBI, becoming the first Tiger player... Read More

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