Detroit Tigers: A simulation of the 2020 season as it would have been

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Detroit Tigers
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Shockingly, Harold Castro would turn heads in the 2020 simulation for the Detroit Tigers and was the team’s all-star representative.

By far one of the most impressive stat lines from the simulation was Harold Castro, who made the American League all-star team. He would play in 144 games with a .269/.296/.403 slash line while hitting fifteen home runs and notching 67 RBI on the year.

The Tigers traded for Sanó, who was in the Home Run Derby and would finish the season with fifty longballs while hitting .268/.356/.563 with 120 RBI in 158 games for the Tigers. Tomás, the other acquisition, would only play in seventy games where he hit .217/.269/.350 with seven home runs and twenty-six RBI on the year.

Niko Goodrum played in 140 games on the season where he hit .224/.311/.376 with sixteen home runs and forty-eight RBI on the year, coming to his own at shortstop, playing some games at first base, and seeing time in the outfield sporadically as well.

As expected in real life, Miguel Cabrera had a bounce-back season in the simulation as well. He would play in 149 games, avoiding injuries, hitting .313/.383/.457 with nineteen home runs and sixty RBI. Rogers would get called up after the Romine trade, catching eighty-nine games, hitting .224/.276/.316 with six home runs and twenty-seven RBI for the Tigers.

Jeimer Candelario would hit .249/.314/.395 with twelve home runs and 39 RBI on the season, not seeing Dawel Lugo hit the big leagues much. Candelario found his way into the lineup for 105 games, with Isaac Paredes getting the call-up and seeing some time here and there at the hot corner.

In the outfield, Christin Stewart was manning left field where he hit .244/.332/.394 hitting sixteen home runs and driving in 45 RBI over 118 games. In centerfield, it was Victor Reyes who played in 148 games while hitting .245/.291/.366 with eight home runs and thirty-nine RBI while stealing sixteen bases. He was also in the running for a gold glove award in centerfield.

Cameron Maybin got the majority of looks in right field, playing in 138 games where he hit 255/.334/.436 while hitting fifteen home runs, managing 62 RBI, and swiping twenty-four bags. Travis Demeritte would find his way into the lineup in seventy-four games where he posted a .227/.299/.324 with three homers and twenty-six RBI, still posing an issue with plate discipline.