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87 Tarik Skubal SP

Detroit Tigers

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September 27, 2020 11:48 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Fans six in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal (1-4) allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings Sunday to take the loss against the Royals.

Skubal served as the primary pitcher in the regular-season finale, and he began his outing with two scoreless innings. However, he gave up solo home runs to lead off the fourth and fifth innings, which gave the Royals a lead that the Tigers' offense couldn't overcome. The 23-year-old showed promise in his first taste of major-league action in 2020, posting a 5.63 ERA and 37:11 K:BB over 32 innings across eight starts.

September 26, 2020 06:48 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Following opener Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal will pitch out of the bullpen following an opener Sunday against the Royals, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Each of Skubal's first seven MLB appearances have come as a starter, though his workload looks more like that of a multi-inning relief pitcher, as he's averaged less than four innings per appearance. He'll handle a handful of innings Sunday, but it will be Jordan Zimmermann on the hill to start the game.

September 23, 2020 09:52 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: No-decision Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's contest between the Tigers and the Twins. He allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while fanning six across 3.2 innings.

Skubal has failed to complete four innings in four of his seven starts this season, but he has fanned at least six in three of his last four starts. He can't be trusted to pitch deep into games, but Skubal has shown the ability to miss bats and will try to close out the season on a strong note in Detroit's season finale at Kansas City on Sunday.

September 23, 2020 02:32 AM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Strikes out six in short start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal allowed two runs on four hits across 3.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Twins. He walked two and struck out six.

It was a mixed bag for Skubal, as he showed good swing-and-miss stuff but was also taken deep twice. The young lefty was removed in the fourth inning after a single, a walk and a hit batter loaded the bases with two outs. Skubal now has a 6.00 ERA this season, though his 31 strikeouts in just 27 innings offer a glimpse at his upside. The 23-year-old is lined up to pitch the season finale Sunday against the Royals to wrap up his rookie campaign.

September 17, 2020 02:24 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Strong in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal (1-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out eight across six innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Royals.

Skubal was a tough-luck loser, as he was outdueled by Brady Singer. He surrendered a two-run home run to the third batter he faced, but settled in to strike out a career-best eight hitters. That was backed by an impressive 17 swinging strikes, a positive step in the right direction for Skubal. It's been an up and down rookie season for him, as he has a 6.17 ERA but a promising 25:8 K:BB across 23.1 frames. He'll line up to take his next start Tuesday at Minnesota.

September 11, 2020 11:16 AM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Folds against Cards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal (1-2) took the loss in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, surrendering six runs on three hits and four walks over two-plus innings. He struck out three.

The young southpaw unraveled in the third inning, as the first four batters he faced all reached base and Joe Jimenez then allowed all his inherited runners to score after Skubal got the hook. Skubal's ERA jumped over two-and-a-half runs as a result of the debacle, and he'll carry a 7.27 mark with a 17:8 K:BB through 17.1 big-league innings into his next outing Wednesday, at home against the Royals.

September 6, 2020 04:04 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Pitches well in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal pitched six innings of one-run ball but did not factor into the decision in Saturday's loss to the Twins. He allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out six.

Skubal has shown improvement in each one of his four MLB starts. Over his past two outings, the lefty has limited a strong Minnesota lineup to three runs across 11 innings, and Saturday marked his first quality start as a big leaguer. The six strikeouts were also a new career best for Skubal. The 23-year-old will look to build on this positive outing his next time out, which is slated to come during a doubleheader Thursday against the Cardinals.

August 29, 2020 11:32 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Earns first MLB win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal (1-1) allowed two runs over five innings to earn the win in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins. He gave up three hits and no walks while striking out two.

Skubal earned his first MLB win in his third start, and it was easily the young lefty's best performance to date. He had allowed five runs on 10 hits across 4.1 innings coming into Saturday's contest, but he was able to cut down on the number of baserunners he allowed, and he did so against a strong Minnesota lineup. Skubal now has a 6.75 ERA and is scheduled to make his next start Friday against the Twins again.

August 28, 2020 02:28 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Twin bill rained out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal won't start as scheduled Friday as the doubleheader against the Twins was postponed due to weather, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The start of Game 1 had already been delayed, and the prospects of playing for the rest of the day weren't promising, leading to the postponement. A doubleheader will now be scheduled for Saturday, and Skubal will start Game 2, while Matthew Boyd starts in the matinee.

August 28, 2020 02:00 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Starting Friday's matinee
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Skubal will start Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins, Jason Beck of reports.

The 23-year-old was originally slated to start Game 2, but the Tigers decided to make a late change to their rotation plans. Skubal has covered 4.1 innings over his first two starts, allowing five runs on 10 hits with a 6:2 K:BB.

August 24, 2020 06:56 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Strikes out five in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal allowed one earned run on three hits and a walk across 2.1 innings in a no-decision against Cleveland Sunday. He struck out five.

Skubal looked better than he did in his first MLB start, when he was tagged for four runs on seven hits across two innings of work. The lefty still wasn't allowed to go very deep into the game, as the team pulled him after he tossed 69 pitches. Skubal is considered a solid prospect, so Detroit will likely keep him in the rotation moving forward and possibly ramp up his pitch count to build him up for 2021 and beyond. The rookie is lined up to face a strong Minnesota lineup Friday in his next scheduled start.

August 19, 2020 09:08 AM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Rough MLB debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal (0-1) allowed four runs on seven hits across two innings to take the loss Tuesday against the White Sox. He walked one and struck out one.

Skubal should have a bright future in Detroit, but his MLB debut was an outing he'd surely like to forget. It started with a leadoff home run by Tim Anderson followed by two more singles, and the 23-year-old lefty ran into trouble again in the second inning, as he allowed four more hits in the frame. Detroit has now lost seven straight games, and with the Tigers possibly slipping out of contention, Skubal should get a decently long leash as he gets his feet wet in the majors. He figures to make another start Sunday against Cleveland.

August 18, 2020 05:36 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Officially called up for debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal's contract was selected by the Tigers as expected ahead of his scheduled debut Tuesday against the White Sox.

Skubal was dominant at the Double-A level last season, posting a 2.13 ERA and an incredible 48.2 percent strikeout rate over nine starts. He'll be making a big jump to a much higher level of competition, but that level of dominance at the minor-league level suggests he has the chance to succeed right away. He isn't likely to put up big numbers in his debut Tuesday, however, as he's not expected to throw more than 50 pitches.

August 17, 2020 10:56 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Will be on pitch count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal isn't expected to throw more than 50 pitches in his season debut Tuesday against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Skubal has been built up to roughly that number of pitches during his work at the Tigers' secondary site. While an approximately three-inning start isn't all that enticing for fantasy owners, Skubal has a chance to produce strong results on a per-inning basis if his 48.2 percent strikeout rate in nine starts at Double-A Erie last season is any indication. That's of course not a ton of experience in the upper minors, however, and he'll be skipping Triple-A entirely, so there's no guarantee he has immediate success at the big-league level. Detroit is expected to wait until Tuesday to formally add Skubal to its 40-man roster and 28-man active roster.

August 17, 2020 05:44 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Called up for first career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers announced that Skubal will be called up from their alternate training site to make his big-league debut Tuesday against the White Sox, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Both Skubal and Casey Mize will make their debuts this week, with Mize set to start Wednesday. Mize has the greater reputation of the pair, as he was the first overall pick in the 2018 Draft in which Skubal was taken in the ninth round, but Skubal has been the more dominant arm thus far in his professional career. Neither pitcher has reached Triple-A, but Skubal was incredible in his nine starts for Double-A Erie last season, posting a 2.13 ERA that was backed up by an absurd 48.2 percent strikeout rate. It's unclear how close he'll come to that number at a much higher level of competition, as he doesn't have much of note in his repertoire outside of his excellent fastball. The pitch has earned rave reviews from scouts thanks to its combination of movement and velocity, however, and it could continue to carry him as he begins his big-league career.

July 21, 2020 08:44 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Heading to alternate training site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal (undisclosed) was cleared to join the Tigers' 60-player pool and was assigned to the alternate training site.

The 23-year-old has been absent from summer training for undisclosed reasons and was on the injured list, but he's now set to begin working out at the alternate site. Skubal figures to require some time before reaching game readiness, but he was never likely to see the majors early in the season since he's never seen action at the Triple-A level. The left-hander started 2019 at High-A Lakeland but earned a promotion to Double-A Erie, where he posted a 2.13 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 82:18 K:BB over 42.1 innings.

July 10, 2020 12:40 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Heads to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal was placed on the 10-day injured list for undisclosed reasons Friday, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

Privacy concerns prevent the Tigers from specifying whether or not Skubal's absence is due to COVID-19. It's not clear when he's expected back on the field. The promising young lefty could play a role in the majors at some point this season, though he's yet to reach Triple-A and has only made nine Double-A starts.

July 7, 2020 04:40 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Absent from camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal hasn't yet reported to the Tigers' camp for an undisclosed reason, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Pitching coach Rick Anderson said Tuesday that Skubal and Alex Faedo still haven't reported to camp, although he was unable to provide a reason behind their absences. Skubal is listed as part of the Tigers' 60-man roster, but it's unclear whether the team plans to use him in the majors this year. A timeline for the southpaw to report to camp remains to be seen.

June 29, 2020 03:16 AM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Makes 60-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal will be a part of the Tigers' 60-man player pool this season.

Skubal, along with fellow top pitching prospects Casey Mize, Matt Manning and Alex Faedo, made Detroit's 60-man roster. The Tigers are unlikely to rush any of them into MLB action, but they're all now eligible to play in the majors this season. Skubal could potentially play sooner versus later if the team decides to use him as a left-handed weapon out of the bullpen, much like the Brewers have done with Josh Hader the past few seasons.

June 25, 2020 11:08 PM
Tigers' Tarik Skubal: Figures to make taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skubal will likely be on the Tigers' 20-man taxi squad when the regular season gets underway, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Skubal is one of the Tigers' prized pitching prospects, joining Matt Manning and Casey Mize. All three seem destined for the taxi squad, where they'll be able to continue their development in the likely absence of a minor league season. Skubal had a productive 2019 campaign split between High-A and Double-A, working entirely as a starter. The organization likely wants him to remain a starter long term, but the lefty could serve as an effective bullpen weapon sooner versus later if the club wants to go in that direction.

Last 7 Games
09/27@ KCL 1-315.02216
09/22@ MINL 4-53.24226
09/16vs KCL 0-416.04208
09/10@ STLL 2-1212.03643
09/05@ MINL 3-46.02126
08/29vs MINW 4-215.03202
08/23@ CLEW 7-42.13115
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2018ROK-GCL Tigers West 3.02101005120.001.000
2018AFX-West Michigan Whitec 7.130020111150.000.845
2018ASX-Connecticut Tigers 12.040000117280.750.833
2019AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige 80.1151504509719622.581.011
2019AAX-Erie SeaWolves 42.19902308218252.141.021

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Detroit Tigers

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