Where Do Tigers Rank on List of MLB’s Mistake-Prone Teams?

Where Do Tigers Rank on List of MLB’s Mistake-Prone Teams?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Make no mistake about it, the Los Angeles Dodgers have rocked Major League Baseball entering the 2024 season with the signings of Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Even with those stellar additions, though, the Dodgers will need to limit errors on the field.

And that made us wonder: What MLB teams are the most and least error-prone? And where does Michigan’s team, the Detroit Tigers, fall in?

BetMichigan.com – your source for Michigan sports betting - used TeamRankings.com to find the least to most to mistake-prone MLB teams by looking at the average errors per game over the past three seasons. Here are the rankings:

Least to Most Mistake-Prone MLB Teams

These are stats you won’t find on the many fine Michigan sports betting apps.

RankTeamAverage Errors Per Game
1St. Louis Cardinals0.446
2Seattle Mariners0.450
3Houston Astros0.457
4San Diego Padres0.470
5Atlanta Braves0.480
6Baltimore Orioles0.483
7Texas Rangers0.487
8Tampa Bay Rays0.497
9Arizona Diamondbacks0.500
T-10Los Angeles Dodgers0.503
T-10Toronto Blue Jays0.503
12Kansas City Royals0.507
13New York Mets0.513
14Minnesota Twins0.520
15Colorado Rockies0.523
16Philadelphia Phillies0.526
17Milwaukee Brewers0.536
18Cincinnati Reds0.540
T-19Oakland Athletics0.547
T-19Cleveland Guardians0.547
21Los Angeles Angels0.550
22New York Yankees0.560
23Chicago Cubs0.567
24Detroit Tigers0.570
25Pittsburgh Pirates0.583
T-26Miami Marlins0.597
T-26Washington Nationals0.597
T-28Boston Red Sox0.603
T-28Chicago White Sox0.603
30San Francisco Giants0.617


Tigers Need to Clean Up Defense

Since 2021, the Detroit Tigers placed 24th on the 30-team list with average of 0.570 errors per game. Last season, the Tigers (78-84, .481) finished in second place in the American League Central Division, nine games behind champion Minnesota Twins.

That was a 12-game improvement from the 2022 season (66-96), due in large part to a 41-40 road record. The 78 victories were the most for the franchise since posting an 86-75 record in 2016.

The first spring training games for the Tigers is Feb. 24 in Lakeland, Fla., vs. the New York Yankees. Here are Detroit’s latest future odds from ESPN Bet Michigan as of Dec. 22:

The Tigers are tied with fellow AL Central Division resident Cleveland and the Los Angeles Angels at +3000 to win the American League pennant. To win the World Series, the odds are doubled, with Detroit and Cleveland also tied at +6000. Any bets you are considering should come with Michigan sportsbook promos in hand.

Bonus Bets Expire in 7 Days. One New Customer Offer Only. Must be 21+ to participate & present in MI. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-270-7117 for confidential help. Visit BetMGM.com for Terms & Conditions. US promotional offers not available in NY, NV, or Puerto Rico.


Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

Cited by leading media organizations, such as: