Detroit Tigers Expected to Show More Improvement in 2024

Detroit Tigers Expected to Show More Improvement in 2024

This year, gamblers are undecided when it comes to the 2024 future market prospects of the Detroit Tigers. The AL Central is bad enough to win. In turn, the Tigers made a decent baseball betting odds effort at self-improvement in the offseason. Of course, for Detroit, it has seven years of losing. Rock bottom was reached in 2019 when the Tigers went 47-114, and there has been a slow climb since then. Last year, the Tigers were three games under .500. Yet they flirted for a while in the pathetic American League Central before running out of steam.

2024 Detroit Tigers

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2024 Detroit Tigers Manager

Manager AJ Hinch is best known for winning the 2017 World Series with the Houston Astros. But he was also part of the infamous sign-stealing scandal. Hinch has a career online betting record of 772-704.

2024 Detroit Tigers Key Players

In 2023, 1B Spencer Torkelson produced 88 runs, 24 doubles, 31 home runs, and 94 runs batted in. In turn, he posted a .233 MLB odds average and a .759 OPS.

RHP Kenta Maeda arrives from the AL Central Division rival Minnesota Twins, where he pitched from 2020 to 2023. Last year, he was 6-8 with a 4.23 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.

RHP Alex Lange is the Detroit closer. Last year, Lange saved 27 games in 40 opportunities with a record of 7-5 and a 3.68 ERA and 1.33 WHIP.

2024 Detroit Tigers Offseason Moves

Key offseason acquisitions: RHP Kenta Maeda, RHP Jack Flaherty, RHP Shelby Miller, LHP Andrew Chafin, and OF Mark Canha

Key offseason departures: DH Miguel Cabrera, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, and RHP José Cisnero

Following a surprising second-place finish and their most wins (78) since 2016, the Tigers are drawing attention. Starting with the long-awaited shift from rebuilding to contending.

Namely, Eduardo Rodriguez’s departure took a big chunk out of the rotation. Still, the Tigers added reasonably priced veterans Kenta Maeda and Jack Flaherty to their starter mix. Additionally, Detroit boosted the bullpen with Andrew Chafin and Shelby Miller.

Signing top prospect Colt Keith to a pre-debut extension was a smart bet on his future upside. Also it likely means he’ll be in the Opening Day lineup.

Detroit has done a solid job building pitching depth around breakout candidate Tarik Skubal. Still, Mark Canha was the lone addition to a lineup that ranked 28th in runs scored last year. Thus, they will be relying heavily on young talent like Riley Greene, Spencer Torkelson, and Keith to carry them to respectability on offense.

Detroit ranks 21st for MLB payroll.

2024 Detroit Tigers Recap

In sum, for 2023, the Detroit Tigers had a record of 78-84 and finished 2nd in the American League Central Division. Offensively, Detroit ranked 28th for runs scored, 27th for batting average, 28th for OPS, 25th for home runs, and 26th for stolen bases. While defensively, Detroit ranked 17th for earned run average, 9th for WHIP, 22nd for strikeouts, 26th for quality starts, 27th for fewest errors, and 17th for bullpen ERA. Detroit was +1464 on the moneyline and +658 on the run line.

Last season, the Tigers gave gamblers occasional value and a good profit on the run line and money line. Thus, betting action will be attracted to a Tigers team that is finally showing signs of improvement.

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