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2012 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 1st in American League Central
Run Differential: 726-670 + 56
Roster Continuity 75.41% 5/30
Manager(s): Jim Leyland
General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Comerica Park
Payroll: $ 132,300,000 5/30
Attendance: 3,028,033 9/30
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Giants)
Top Draft Pick: Jake Thompson (#91) All picks
Years Active:
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Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Rafael Belliard
Bullpen Coach: Mike Rojas
First Base Coach: Tom Brookens
Hitting Coach: Lloyd McClendon
Pitching Coach: Jeff Jones
Third Base Coach: Gene Lamont

#1 Draft Picks

Delmon Young (#1), Justin Verlander (#2), Prince Fielder (#7), Jacob Turner (#9), Max Scherzer (#11), Daniel Schlereth (#26), Rick Porcello (#27)
American League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2012 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    62Al AlburquerqueP6-0150R-R262011UDFAMLBSalt Lake (AAA) >> Los Angeles AngelsMinors
    13Alex AvilaC5-11210L-R252009DET: 2008-5-163MLBChicago White SoxMLB-Active
    18Jeff BakerLF-1B6-2210R-R312005COL: 2002-4-111MLB-Free Agent
    31Collin BalesterP6-5190R-R262008MON: 2004-4-114MLB-Int
    64Duane BelowP6-2205L-L262011DET: 2006-19-562MLBLas Vegas (AAA) >> New York MetsMinors
    53Joaquin BenoitP6-3205R-R342001Not draftedMLBSeattle MarinersMLB-Active
    52Quintin BerryOF6-1165L-L272012PHI: 2006-5-157MLBSalt Lake (AAA) >> Los Angeles AngelsMinors
    26Brennan BoeschRF6-5185L-L272010DET: 2006-3-82MLBPawtucket (AAA) >> Boston Red Sox7-day DL
    24Miguel Cabrera3B6-2218R-R292003Not draftedMLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    40Phil CokeP6-1210L-L292008NYA: 2002-26-786MLBScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) >> New York YankeesMinors
    45Casey CrosbyP6-5200R-L232012DET: 2007-5-181MLB-Free Agent
    12Andy DirksLF6-0195L-L262011DET: 2008-8-253MLB-Free Agent
    20Octavio DotelP6-0175R-R361999UDFAMLB-Retired
    38Darin DownsP6-3176R-L272012CHN: 2003-5-133MLB-Free Agent
    34Brad Eldred1B6-5245R-R312005PIT: 2002-6-163MLB-Int
    28Prince Fielder1B5-11280L-R282005MIL: 2002-1-7MLBTexas RangersMLB-Active
    58Doug FisterP6-8185L-R282009SEA: 2006-7-201MLBHouston AstrosMLB-Active
    34Avisail GarciaCF-RF6-3190R-R212012Not draftedMLBChicago White SoxMLB-Active
    50Bryan HoladayC5-11190R-R242012DET: 2010-6-193MLBTexas RangersMLB-Active
    4Omar Infante2B5-9150R-R302002Not draftedMLBKansas City RoyalsMLB-Active
    15Brandon Inge2B-3B5-11185R-R352001DET: 1998-2-57MLB-Free Agent
    14Austin JacksonCF6-1185R-R252010NYA: 2005-8-259MLBChicago White SoxMLB-Active
    32Don KellyLF-CF6-4190L-R322007DET: 2001-8-237MLBNew Orleans (AAA) >> Miami MarlinsMinors
    9Gerald LairdC6-2195R-R322003OAK: 1998-2-45MLB-Free Agent
    49Luis MarteP5-11170R-R252011Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    56Jose OrtegaP5-11165R-R232012Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    27Jhonny PeraltaSS6-1185R-R302003Not draftedMLBPeoria (A) >> St. Louis CardinalsMinors (40)
    52Hernan Perez2B6-0160R-R212012Not draftedMLBMilwaukee BrewersMLB-Active
    48Rick PorcelloP6-5195R-R232009DET: 2007-1-27MLBBoston Red SoxMLB-Active
    36Luke PutkonenP6-6200R-R262012DET: 2007-3-121MLB-Free Agent
    25Ryan RaburnRF6-0180R-R312004DET: 2001-5-147MLBColorado RockiesMLB-Active
    19Anibal SanchezP6-0180R-R282006Not draftedMLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    39Ramon Santiago2B-SS5-11150B-R322002Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    18Omir SantosC6-1200R-R312008NYA: 2001-21-635MLBCleveland IndiansMinors
    37Max ScherzerP6-3190R-R272008ARI: 2006-1-11MLBWashington NationalsMLB-Active
    55Daniel SchlerethP6-0210L-L262009ARI: 2008-1-26MLBNew Hampshire (AA) >> Toronto Blue JaysMinors
    33Drew SmylyP6-3190L-L232012DET: 2010-2-68MLBTampa Bay RaysMLB-Active
    36Clete ThomasCF5-11205L-R282008DET: 2005-6-180MLB-Free Agent
    50Jacob TurnerP6-4205R-R212011DET: 2009-1-9MLBCharlotte (AAA) >> Chicago White SoxMinors
    46Jose ValverdeP6-4220R-R322003UDFAMLB-Restricted List
    35Justin VerlanderP6-5200R-R292005DET: 2004-1-2MLBDetroit TigersMLB-Active
    60Brayan VillarrealP6-0170R-R252011Not draftedMLBMinnesota TwinsMinors
    54Thad WeberP6-2205R-R272012DET: 2008-16-493MLBToledo (AAA) >> Detroit TigersMinors
    57Adam WilkP6-2175L-L242011DET: 2009-11-330MLBDurham (AAA) >> Tampa Bay RaysMinors
    29Danny Worth3B-2B6-1180R-R262010DET: 2007-2-91MLBFresno (AAA) >> Houston AstrosMinors
    21Delmon YoungRF6-2200R-R262006TBA: 2003-1-1MLB-Free Agent
    38Matt YoungOF5-8175L-R292011Not draftedMLB-Free Agent

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