Kansas City Royals: Making the case, Tigers free agents

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Players who put little to no service time in with the Detroit Tigers this year would not be a good fit for a Kansas City Royals team looking to be more competitive in 2020.

Austin Adams, P

After a two year absence from the major leagues, Austin Adams resurfaced with both the Minnesota Twins and Tigers this season.  Following his first go-round with the Cleveland Indians from 2014-2016 he could be looking to complete an AL Central cycle.  Should the Kansas City Royals jump on this train?

Aside from 2015, Adams has not produced a season with an ERA under 5.00.  He walked more batters than he struck out with Detroit in 14 innings and his AAA numbers were not fantastic either.  It would be best for Dayton Moore to move on from this player.

Verdict: Pass

Bobby Wilson, C

Never a full-time starter in his career, Bobby Wilson has at the most collected 251 plate appearances in a season, this occurring back in 2016.  For the Tigers, Wilson only 15 times and spent the majority of his time in the minor leagues.  He will turn 37 next April and while the Kansas City Royals may need a veteran backstop to spell Salvador Perez more often, Wilson is not the answer.

Verdict: Pass

Logan Kensing, P

Logan Kensing has not played affiliated ball since spending the 2017 season with Detroit’s AAA team.  He did play with the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball in 2018 but his major league career would appear to be over.

Verdict: Pass

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Hector Sanchez, C

This catcher last played in the big leagues for the San Diego Padres in 2017 and was part of the San Francisco Giants team that bested the Kansas City Royals in the 2014 World Series.  After signing in the offseason with Detroit, Hector Sanchez was released by the Toledo Mud Hens before the season ever began.

Verdict: Pass