About a month ago, I wrote a prediction for next year’s Detroit Tigers starting lineup. But my how things change. 

The Tigers are still out of the playoff picture, but are currently playing with no distractions and no worries about choking down the stretch. 

Over their last three series with the Chicago White Sox, the Tigers have gone 6-2, dropping the White Sox to nine games back of the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins.

While some players have dropped off in their performance, others have picked it up and virtually guaranteed starting spots in next year’s team.

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