MLB Insider Lists Four Tigers Most Likely to Be Traded at the Deadline

MLB insider lists the four Detroit Tigers most likely to be traded at the deadline.
MLB insider lists the four Detroit Tigers most likely to be traded at the deadline. / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Detroit Tigers have not been able to find any sort of consistent success during the 2022 MLB season. Detroit sits in fourth place in the AL Central standings with a disappointing 24-37 record.

This also means Detroit must face the harsh reality of acting as sellers for the league's August Trade Deadline. ESPN insider Bradford Doolittle recently reported on the current state of all 30 teams heading into trade season, and named the four Tigers players most likely to be dealt by the first week of August.

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Doolittle listed the four veteran Tigers due for upcoming free agency as these most likely trade candidates, including pitchers Michael Pineda and Michael Fulmer, catcher Tucker Barnhart and right fielder Robbie Grossman.

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Fulmer is the youngest of this quartet at age 29, and has been enjoying another stellar campaign in the bullpen. The one-time All-Star owns a 2.35 ERA across 23.0 innings pitched.

Pineda was off to a feverish start himself in Detroit's rotation, before going down with an injury. The former All-Star pitched to a 3.22 ERA and 1.075 WHIP across his first five starts.

Neither Barnhart nor Grossman is putting together a splashy year at the plate, but the pair bring veteran experience and above-average fielding at their positions. Contending teams might be able to acquire one of the duo for relatively cheap, which goes a long way during trade season.

To no surprise, the Tigers are viewed as longshots in FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds. Detroit holds just +75000 odds to win the 2022 World Series.

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