Miguel Cabrera and Curtis Granderson are probably both shoe-ins to be representing Detroit in the All Star Game, but believe it or not, Brandon Inge is the guy who deserves to be in St. Inge is having the season of his life, with a .382 w OBA to go along with some very good defense.Pretty impressive for someone who struggled to find regular work the season prior.Inge reported to spring training early with the pitchers and catchers. Brandon Inge has been released from the Tigers, and Detroit imploded.The sheer fact that Inge kept showing up, that he’s lasted this long in one city despite the astonishing odds, adds to the drama. “My heart will always be in Detroit, 100 percent, forever,” Inge said Thursday. If they’re not, they’ll let you know, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Here's what we know about the 13 Reasons Why heartthrob.He scuffled in his first season to the tune of a -18 UZR per 150 games in his first season at the position, but the following seasons Inge improved to 6, 13, 9 and 8. Being the lesser bat than Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Guillen, Inge was tagged with the super-utility role last season, but was less than super.Spending most of his playing time as Ivan Rodriguez’s backup, he also played third on occasion and even…wait for it…center field.Yep, Inge was the Tigers 2008 Opening Day center fielder while Granderson was on the shelf.When Pudge was traded to the Yankees, Inge took over as the Tigers’ everyday catching job once again, but for the season he posted a .297 w OBA, his worst season since 2003, that fateful year the Tigers lost 119 games.