Tarik Skubal Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/20/1996 (26)
Tarik Skubal Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Tarik Skubal News
Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal (arm) had flexor tendon surgery on Aug. 17 and continues to progress through the forearm strengthening phase of his rehab program, according to the team. The team hasn't discussed a timetable for Skubal, but a typical return for a pitcher is six to nine months, depending on the extent of the surgery. "I'm going to try to keep it day-by-day," Skubal said in October. "It's just easier that way. It's better for me mentally, too, than to get to a point and be like, 'Well, I'm not back where I'm supposed to be.'" Even if Skubal doesn't have any setbacks this offseason, there's a good chance he won't be ready to begin the 2023 season in Detroit's starting rotation.
Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal (elbow) had successful flexor tendon surgery on Wednesday, according to skipper A.J. Hinch. Skubal's timetable for a return is unknown, but he's already been ruled out for the rest of this year and could possibly be late to begin the 2023 season, depending on how his rehab goes in the offseason. The 25-year-old southpaw had surgery after visiting with a specialist last week. A typical recovery for this type of surgery is around nine months, so fantasy managers should be expecting him to miss the start of next year. Skubal had a career-low 3.52 ERA (2.96 FIP) with a 1.16 WHIP and a 117:32 K:BB in 117 2/3 innings over 21 starts in 2022 before suffering his elbow injury.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal (forearm/elbow) was transferred to the 60-day IL on Friday. While this move appeared likely to end Skubal's season, manager A.J. Hinch made it official when asked about the injury. Hinch also said that the issue, deemed a forearm injury at first, is more related to the elbow area and that the Tigers are "concerned about Tarik. Not good news at all for Skubal, and the hope now is that he can recover over the off-season and be ready to go next year. He is droppable in all redraft leagues.
On a team full of promising rookie performances in fantasy, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal's 2021 season was perhaps the most encouraging of all. The 25-year-old set a Tigers rookie record with 164 strikeouts in 149.1 innings while also pitching to a 4.34 ERA and a 5.09 FIP. His biggest issue was the long ball. The left-hander surrendered 2.11 home runs per nine innings last season, hardly a sustainable number. One of the game's top pitching prospects prior to making his Major League debut, Skubal was limited to three and four-inning starts during the stretch run as the Tigers looked to limit his innings total. With a slightly more regular innings workload this next season, Skubal should be able to rack up more strikeouts. His bat-missing ability and velocity as a left-hander give him immense upside. Plus, the fact that Detroit should be competitive and pushing for a playoff spot next season with an improved lineup only boosts the left-hander's value as it could lead to more pitcher wins. His ADP, per NFBC, is currently 188. If you're looking for a pitcher to draft with significant potential late in drafts, similar to Trevor Rogers last season, Skubal is the pitcher for you.