To date, Major League Baseball’s worst lose is 52-106 Baltimore Orioles – and the Tigers are set to beat it, reminding baseball followers of the last time they held this record in 2003 with a 43-119 loss.
But this 2019 loss at least could be a big win for 2020. Because as the losers, the Detroit Tigers secured the first overall pick in the 2020 MLB draft.
That being said, it’s not the first time they got off losing with this sweet deal: they previously drafted Justin Verlander, without much success from it, and in 2018, they took right-handed pitcher Casey Mize out of Auburn. But according to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, “Next year’s Draft has the potential for an elite hitter to go first.” The Tigers have had such a low run score in the league that even their own Miguel Cabrera, a notable first-baser, was put on this season as a primary hitter. So this draft could help them get out of their most damaging weak spot.
With all but three Tigers players leaving postseason (including Cabrera alongside Buck Farmer and Drew VerHagen), people are ready for a new Detroit Tigers era next season.