Detroit Tigers: 3 players to trade during the 2020 season

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The Detroit Tigers recruited a tandem with CJ Cron and Jonathan Schoop and both could find themselves on the trade block this season, take a look at Cron first.

The first thought that comes to mind when looking at the Detroit Tigers signing of CJ Cron is; overrated. Looking further into the signing, it was kind of a bargain for a first baseman who can split time with Miguel Cabrera and possibly become trade bait.

The thirty-year-old signed a one-year deal worth $6.1 million to play first base as a right-handed power threat. That is saying the least, Cron has always been rated a little higher than he should have because of a recent power surge.

After four years with the Los Angeles Angels being a .260ish hitter with 16 home runs, he would get designated for assignment and end up with the Tampa Bay Rays. He would show the beginning of this power surge here, hitting .253/.323/.493 with 30 home runs and 74 RBI.

That was in the 2018 season; after that, he would sign with the Minnesota Twins, where he continued showing power in 2019. He would go on to hit .253/.311/.469 with 25 home runs and 78 RBI for the Twins.

Now with the Tigers, if he could continue this power surge, he may be a late addition down the line for a team looking to add a power threat to the lineup. He is no all-star, but can positively contribute to a competitive team’s offense.

If the opportunity presents itself, there is no reason why Avila should not move Cron with hopes of stocking up on prospects, preferably position players. Up next is the other former Twins player who joined the Tigers this offseason.