Pre-Series Notes: All eyes on Gabby as the Blue Jays’ top prospect is set to debut in Detroit

The Blue Jays will wrap up their quest through the Central Division this weekend with a three-game series against the Tigers in Detroit.

They aren’t quite Royals-level bad, but the Tigers are bad, as they own a 23-33 record and a run differential that indicates they could be doing even worse.
Supposedly a young team on the rise, the Tigers were active in free agency this winter, signing starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and shortstop Javier Baez to multi-year deals that were supposed to help them be competitive. So much for that! Rodriguez has a 4.38 ERA and is currently injured while Baez is slashing a .200/.235/.309 line.
The interesting thing about the Tigers is that their pitching is actually solid, as they have a 3.61 team ERA, the issue is that they can’t score any runs. Detroit ranks dead last in baseball in runs per game by a wide margin with 2.82, while the Oakland A’s, the second-worst team at scoring runs, is scoring 3.24 runs per game.
Detroit’s leader in home runs is Jonathan Scoop, who has a .566 OPS through 55 games, which tells you all you need to know about their offence.
But enough about the Tigers! This weekend is all about Gabri …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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