Archive for the '2009 Player Profiles' Category

February 24, 2009

2009 Player Profile: Armando Galarraga

Armando Galarraga #58 Height: 6′ 4″ | Weight: 180 2008 Stats: 13-7, 3.73 On April 15, 2008, the Tigers summoned Armando Galarraga from Toledo for what most presumed was a short-term stint for the rookie right-hander. He made his Tigers debut on April 16 in Cleveland – a period when the Tigers desperately needed wins […]

February 23, 2009

2009 Player Profile: Edwin Jackson

Edwin Jackson #36 Height: 6′ 3″ | Weight: 210 2008 Stats: 14-11, 4.42 ERA When the Tigers traded Matt Joyce to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jackson, Detroit fans scratched their heads – and not only because Joyce appeared to have a future in the Tigers outfield. Jackson is an unknown quantity outside of the […]

February 22, 2009

2009 Player Profile: Jeremy Bonderman

Jeremy Bonderman #38 Height: 6′ 2″ | Weight: 220 2008 Stats: 3-4, 4.29 ERA It seems that every season baseball experts predict that it will be the year that Jeremy Bonderman finally emerges as an ace, discovers an effective third pitch, and challenges for the Cy Young Award. The 2008 season was no different but […]

February 21, 2009

2009 Player Profile: Nate Robertson

The results of our most recent poll indicate that loyal Daily Fungo readers would prefer Dontrelle Willis (43%), Zach Miner (38%) or perhaps even Felipe Lira as the Tigers’ fifth starter over Nate Robertson (19%). Nevertheless, we want to continue our series of player profiles today with The Nater for two reasons — actually three, […]

February 20, 2009

2009 Player Profile: Justin Verlander

This is the first in a series of player profiles of the 2009 Tigers. I’ve developed them for each of the position players and the starting rotation — at least some of the pitchers in contention for a rotation spot — and will roll them out over the next week. We kick things off with […]

January 24, 2009

Meet Brandon Lyon

Whenever I watched Brandon Lyon pitch for the Diamondbacks the past couple of seasons, my immediate reaction was always he’s a younger Todd Jones. Fact is, he throws harder than Jones — which can’t hurt — but no one is going to confuse him with Joe Nathan. Last season wasn’t a pleasant one for the […]