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2012 Detroit Tigers

Roster (40-man)

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88-74, Finished 1st in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Leyland (88-74)
GM: David Dombrowski, Farm Dir: Dan Lunetta, Scouting Dir: David Chadd
Scored 726 runs, Allowed 670 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Comerica Park · Attendance: 3,028,033 (5th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 105, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 104


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2011 / 2013 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Al Alburquerque 26 R R 6' 0" 195 Jun 10, 1986 2 8 0 0 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $495,000
Alex Avila 25 L R 5' 11" 210 Jan 29, 1987 4 116 107 116 113 0 113 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2.4 $510,000
Jeff Baker 31 R R 6' 2" 220 Jun 21, 1981 8 15 11 15 15 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 11 12 0 3 0 -0.3
Collin Balester 26 R R 6' 5" 200 Jun 6, 1986 5 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $485,000
Duane Below 26 L L 6' 3" 220 Nov 15, 1985 2 27 1 1 27 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $482,000
Joaquin Benoit 34 R R 6' 3" 220 Jul 26, 1977 11 73 0 3 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 $5,500,000
Quintin Berry 27 L L 6' 0" 175 Nov 21, 1984 1st 94 70 94 87 0 0 0 0 0 0 64 22 5 91 4 9 6 0.4
Brennan Boesch 27 L L 6' 4" 235 Apr 12, 1985 3 132 123 132 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 121 9 8 0 -1.2 $502,500
Miguel Cabrera 29 R R 6' 4" 240 Apr 18, 1983 10 161 161 161 154 0 0 2 0 154 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7.2 $21,000,000 All-Star
Phil Coke 29 L L 6' 1" 210 Jul 19, 1982 5 66 0 3 66 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $1,100,000
Casey Crosby 23 R L 6' 5" 225 Sep 17, 1988 1st 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Andy Dirks 26 L L 6' 0" 195 Jan 24, 1986 2 88 79 88 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 1 24 84 11 8 0 2.2 $485,000
Octavio Dotel 38 R R 6' 0" 230 Nov 25, 1973 14 57 0 1 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 $3,000,000
Darin Downs 27 R L 6' 3" 210 Dec 26, 1984 1st 18 0 0 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Brad Eldred 31 R R 6' 6" 270 Jul 12, 1980 4 5 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 -0.1
Prince Fielder 28 L R 5' 11" 275 May 9, 1984 8 162 162 162 159 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4.7 $23,000,000 All-Star
Doug Fister 28 L R 6' 8" 210 Feb 4, 1984 4 26 26 1 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 $507,500
Avisail Garcia 21 R R 6' 4" 240 Jun 12, 1991 1st 23 11 23 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 18 22 0 4 3 -0.3
Bryan Holaday 24 R R 6' 0" 205 Nov 19, 1987 1st 6 3 6 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Omar Infante 30 R R 5' 11" 195 Dec 26, 1981 11 64 61 64 64 0 0 0 61 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.7 $4,000,000
Brandon Inge 35 R R 5' 11" 190 May 19, 1977 12 9 6 9 7 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 -0.5
Austin Jackson 25 R R 6' 1" 185 Feb 1, 1987 3 137 135 137 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 137 0 1 1 5.4 $500,000
Don Kelly 32 L R 6' 4" 190 Feb 15, 1980 5 75 29 75 68 0 0 8 1 3 0 18 8 35 61 4 4 6 -0.9 $900,000
Gerald Laird 32 R R 6' 1" 230 Nov 13, 1979 10 63 51 63 56 0 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 0.1 $1,000,000
Luis Marte 25 R R 5' 11" 200 Aug 26, 1986 2 13 0 3 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $480,000
Jose Ortega 23 R R 5' 11" 185 Oct 12, 1988 1st 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Jhonny Peralta 30 R R 6' 2" 215 May 28, 1982 10 150 145 150 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.1 $5,500,000
Hernan Perez 21 R R 6' 1" 185 Mar 26, 1991 1st 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.0
Rick Porcello 23 R R 6' 5" 200 Dec 27, 1988 4 31 31 2 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $3,100,000
Luke Putkonen 26 R R 6' 6" 215 May 10, 1986 1st 12 0 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Ryan Raburn 31 R R 6' 0" 185 Apr 17, 1981 7 66 56 66 62 0 0 0 32 0 0 30 0 22 52 2 5 0 -1.9 $2,100,000
Anibal Sanchez 28 R R 6' 0" 205 Feb 27, 1984 7 12 12 0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Ramon Santiago 32 B R 5' 11" 175 Aug 31, 1979 11 93 62 93 89 0 0 0 71 6 20 0 0 0 0 1 9 1 -0.7 $2,100,000
Omir Santos 31 R R 6' 0" 215 Apr 29, 1981 4 3 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Max Scherzer 27 R R 6' 3" 220 Jul 27, 1984 5 32 32 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 $3,750,000
Daniel Schlereth 26 L L 6' 0" 210 May 9, 1986 4 6 0 0 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6 $490,000
Drew Smyly 23 L L 6' 3" 190 Jun 13, 1989 1st 23 18 1 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Clete Thomas 28 L R 5' 11" 200 Nov 14, 1983 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 1 0.0
Jacob Turner 21 R R 6' 5" 215 May 21, 1991 2 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $1,175,000
Jose Valverde 34 R R 6' 4" 265 Mar 24, 1978 10 71 0 4 71 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $9,000,000
Justin Verlander 29 R R 6' 5" 225 Feb 20, 1983 8 33 33 3 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 $20,000,000 All-Star
Brayan Villarreal 25 R R 6' 0" 170 May 10, 1987 2 50 0 3 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3
Thad Weber 27 R R 6' 2" 205 Sep 28, 1984 1st 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Adam Wilk 24 L L 6' 2" 180 Dec 9, 1987 2 3 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Danny Worth 26 R R 6' 1" 185 Sep 30, 1985 3 43 24 43 38 0 0 0 31 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 -0.2 $482,000
Delmon Young 26 R R 6' 3" 240 Sep 14, 1985 7 151 145 151 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 31 118 6 0 -0.9 $6,750,000
Matt Young 29 L R 5' 8" 175 Oct 3, 1982 2 5 1 5 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 2 0 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

2011 / 2013 Roster (40-man)