Franchise All-Time Rosters

Detroit Tigers All-Time Roster

This is the Detroit Tigers all-time roster. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearance. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 100 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 30 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 30 games.


  • Catcher – Bill Freehan

    • Age: 19, 21 – 34
    • Years: 1961, 1963 – 1976
    Bill Freehan
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    113 .339 44.7 1,774 6,900 706 1,591 241 35 200 758 24 626 753 .262 .340 .412 .752

  • First Base – Hank Greenberg

    • Age: 19, 22 – 30, 34 – 35
    • Years: 1930, 1933 – 1941, 1945 – 1946
    Hank Greenberg
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    156 .457 54.1 1,269 5,588 975 1,528 366 69 306 1,200 58 748 771 .319 .412 .616 1.028

  • Second Base – Charlie Gehringer

    • Age: 21 – 39
    • Years: 1924 – 1942
    Charlie Gehringer
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    124 .405 80.6 2,323 10,245 1,775 2,839 574 146 184 1,427 181 1,186 372 .320 .404 .480 .884

  • Third Base – George Kell

    • Age: 23 – 29
    • Years: 1946 – 1952
    George Kell
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    120 .384 22.8 826 3,735 502 1,075 210 35 25 414 34 337 107 .325 .391 .433 .824

  • Shortstop – Alan Trammell

    • Age: 19 – 38
    • Years: 1977 – 1996
    Alan Trammell
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    111 .343 70.4 2,293 9,376 1,231 2,365 412 55 185 1,003 236 850 874 .285 .352 .415 .767

  • Outfield – Ty Cobb

    • Age: 18 – 39
    • Years: 1905 – 1926
    Ty Cobb
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    168 .448 144.7 2,806 12,120 2,086 3,900 665 284 111 1,811 869 1,148 652 .368 .434 .516 .950

  • Outfield – Al Kaline

    • Age: 18 – 39
    • Years: 1953 – 1974
    Al Kaline
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    134 .378 92.5 2,834 11,596 1,622 3,007 498 75 399 1,582 137 1,277 1,020 .297 .376 .480 .855

  • Outfield – Harry Heilmann

    • Age: 19, 21 – 34
    • Years: 1914, 1916 – 1929
    Harry Heilmann
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    145 .427 67.6 1,990 8,394 1,209 2,499 497 145 164 1,446 111 792 498 .342 .410 .518 .928

  • Designated Hitter – Victor Martinez

    • Age: 32, 34 – 38
    • Years: 2011, 2013 – 2017
    Victor Martinez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    118 .347 5.0 836 3,434 373 916 167 0 106 486 4 287 360 .296 .357 .453 .810

  • Starting Pitcher – Hal Newhouser

    • Age: 18 – 32
    • Years: 1939 – 1953
    Hal Newhouser
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    76 59.1 460 373 200 148 3.07 2,944 212 33 19 1,181 1,033 1,227 1,770 5.4 1.313

  • Starting Pitcher – Justin Verlander

    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 2005 – 2017
    Justin Verlander
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    82 55.0 380 380 183 114 3.49 2,511 23 7 0 1,057 975 766 2,373 8.5 1.191

  • Starting Pitcher – Tommy Bridges

    • Age: 23 – 36, 38 – 39
    • Years: 1930 – 1943, 1945 – 1946
    Tommy Bridges
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    79 52.5 424 362 194 138 3.57 2,826.1 200 33 10 1,321 1,122 1,192 1,674 5.3 1.368

  • Starting Pitcher – Dizzy Trout

    • Age: 24 – 37
    • Years: 1939 – 1952
    Dizzy Trout
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    79 45.2 493 305 161 153 3.20 2,591.2 156 28 37 1,101 922 978 1,199 4.2 1.344

  • Starting Pitcher – Mickey Lolich

    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1963 – 1975
    Mickey Lolich
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    96 47.5 508 459 207 175 3.45 3,361.2 190 39 9 1,415 1,289 1,014 2,679 7.2 1.222

  • Relief Pitcher – Doug Brocail

    • Age: 30 – 33
    • Years: 1997 – 2000
    Doug Brocail
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    60 7.3 240 0 17 14 3.06 273.1 0 0 4 102 93 93 234 7.7 1.211

  • Relief Pitcher – Joaquin Benoit

    • Age: 33 – 35
    • Years: 2011 – 2013
    Joaquin Benoit
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    70 5.0 205 0 13 7 2.89 199 0 0 28 68 64 61 220 9.9 1.075

  • Closer – John Hiller

    • Age: 22 – 27, 29 – 37
    • Years: 1965 – 1970, 1972 – 1980
    John Hiller
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    74 31.2 545 43 87 76 2.83 1,242 13 6 125 438 391 535 1,036 7.5 1.268

    Bench

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