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Oct 15, 2021

2021 MLB Tigers Season Wrapup

By: Brian Hennessy

CLEMSON, S.C. – A total of 12 former Tigers played in the major leagues in 2021, including rookies Charlie Barnes, Seth Beer, Paul Campbell, Brody Koerner and Spencer Strider. MLB veterans Jeremy Beasley, Steven Duggar, Mike Freeman, Dominic Leone, Brad Miller, Eli White and Steve Wilkerson also saw action in the majors in 2021.

Barnes (2015-17) made his MLB debut with the Minnesota Twins on July 17 and pitched 38.0 innings over nine appearances (eight starts) in 2021.

Beasley (2017) pitched in his second MLB season in 2021, including his first with the Toronto Blue Jays. He totaled 13 strikeouts and allowed only seven hits in 9.1 innings pitched over eight relief appearances in 2021.

Beer (2016-18) made his MLB debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sept. 10 and hit a pinch-hit homer in his first career game at Seattle. On the season, he was 4-for-9 (.444) with a homer, double, three RBIs and a walk in five games.

Campbell (2015-17) made his MLB debut with the Miami Marlins on April 3 and totaled 26 strikeouts in 26.2 innings pitched over 16 appearances (one start) in 2021.

Duggar (2013-15) played in his fourth MLB season, all with the San Francisco Giants, in 2021 and played in the playoffs with fellow former Tiger Dominic Leone. He hit .257 with eight homers, 14 doubles, five triples, 35 RBIs, 45 runs and seven steals in 107 games.

Freeman (2008-10) played in his sixth MLB season and first with the Cincinnati Reds in 2021, when he played 37 games.

Koerner (2013-15) made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees on Aug. 3. He allowed two hits and one run in 3.0 innings pitched over two relief outings in 2021.

Leone (2010-12) pitched in his eighth MLB season and first with the San Francisco Giants in 2021, when he joined fellow former Tiger Steven Duggar on the playoff roster. In 2021, he had a 1.51 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 53.2 innings pitched over 57 appearances (four starts).

Miller (2009-11) played in his ninth MLB season and second with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2021. He totaled 20 homers, 49 RBIs and 53 runs in 140 games in 2021.

Strider (2018-20) made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 1. He allowed one run on two hits in 2.1 innings pitched over two relief appearances in 2021.

White (2014-16) played in his second MLB season, both with the Texas Rangers, in 2021. He totaled six homers, 15 RBIs, 26 runs and four steals in 64 games.

Wilkerson (2011-14) played in his third MLB season, all with the Baltimore Orioles, in 2021, when he played 30 games.

Every Tiger team from 1974 to 2020 had at least one future major leaguer on its roster.