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Ronny Rodriguez has found his power stroke

The 2019 Tigers offense is not good. They rank in the bottom five in runs (139), home runs (33), slugging percentage (.375) and OPS (.671) and have scored three runs or less in over half of the team’s 40 games.

Those numbers would all look a lot worse without the unexpected breakout of utility infielder Ronny Rodriguez.

Yes, we’re talking about the same Ronny Rodriguez who slashed .220/.256/.335 in 2018 across 62 games; the one who was worth -1.0 WAR and connected on only 12 extra-base hits with 10 walks over 206 plate appearances.