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Tigers | V-Mart, Maybin out Thursday

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:18:56 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez and OF Cameron Maybin are out of the lineup Thursday, June 23. 3B Nick Castellanos is hitting cleanup, and SS Jose Iglesias hits second. OF Andrew Romine is hitting ninth in center field, and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is playing first and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Castellanos has cooled a bit with a .274-3-8 line this month, but he's a high-end consideration behind Miguel Cabrera. Iglesias is hitting .356 this month, and he has high upside ahead of Miggy. Romine and Salty aren't strong DFS flyers against Adrian Sampson.

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Tigers | No James McCann vs. Seattle

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:42:38 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 22. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: McCann has found a grove with a .286/.321/.551 slash line through 14 starts in June and checks out as potential starter in the majority of seasonal leagues while playing well. After hitting six bombs through his first 12 games of the season, Saltalamacchia has gone 10-for-75 (.133 batting average) with a single home run and a .475 OPS. He is a desperation fantasy option at this point.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez, James McCann out

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:09:33 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez and C James McCann are not in the starting lineup Monday, June 13. SS Mike Aviles draws into the lineup in right field and is batting ninth, while C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is doing the catching and batting seventh against Chicago White Sox SP James Shields.

Fantasy Tip: It's likely just a routine off day for V-Mart and McCann. Aviles has very little power and is extremely limited for fantasy purposes hitting low in the order. Salty is a low-end catching consideration in daily leagues but could be worth a sleeper selection for his power (seven homers) against a pitcher that has struggled to keep the ball in the yard.

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Tigers | Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching Sunday

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:47:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is batting eighth and starting behind the plate against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Sunday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: After a decent start to the 2016 season, Saltalamacchia is in the midst of a 2-for-24 slump over the past four weeks with 13 strikeouts. Avoid him today in all fantasy formats.

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Tigers | James McCann playing lion's share

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:02:06 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is hitting eighth Saturday, June 11, and it's his fifth start in the last six games over C Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Fantasy Tip: The two backstops have split time for much of the season, but McCann seems to have the regular job right now. He's only hitting .176, but the pitching staff must have a comfort level with him. Neither catcher pose much of a threat in fantasy, and McCann isn't a good daily option today against Masahiro Tanaka.

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Tigers | James McCann out of Tuesday lineup

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:54 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not starting Tuesday, June 7, against the Toronto Blue Jays. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is in the lineup and will bat eighth against Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez.

Fantasy Tip: McCann and Saltalamacchia have platooned all season when healthy, so this is a normal night off for McCann. Although Saltalamacchia has seven homers, not much else qualifies him for fantasy value.

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Tigers | Jarrod Saltalamacchia starting vs. Yankees

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:52:21 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Thursday, June 2. C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia and McCann have been splitting time behind the plate of late, but neither are doing much offensively, so there is limited fantasy value here. Saltalamacchia sports an active 9-for-65 slump, and McCann is just 12-for-80 for the season. Neither backstop is anything more than a low-end option in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and AL-only leagues.

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Tigers | James McCann with day off

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:32:36 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 1. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is doing the catching and batting eighth against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Matt Shoemaker.

Fantasy Tip: You can do worse if you're scraping the bottom of the barrel for a cheap catcher, but Salty is hitting just .191 (18-for-94) on the season despite seven home runs and 19 RBI. His chances of returning value are minimal hitting eighth in the order.

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Tigers | Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 10:05:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Jarrod Saltalamacchia will bat eighth and start behind the plate against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn Saturday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Saltalamacchia is batting .294 with six home runs and 17 RBI in 51 at-bats on the road in 2016 but most of this damage was done during the first few weeks of the season, so fantasy owners shouldn't be fooled. He's hitting just .171 (6-for-35) with one home run and four RBI during the month of May and should be avoided in all formats Saturday.

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Tigers | James McCann not starting Tuesday

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:52:13 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann will not start Tuesday, May 24, against the Philadelphia Phillies. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is starting and batting seventh against Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson.

Fantasy Tip: McCann's numbers have been less than perfect at the plate (.194 at home, .149 during May), and he carries little fantasy value even as a starting catcher. Saltalamacchia has become part of a platoon, but he too has slumped horribly. Right now, the Tigers catching situation is terrible and its fantasy value is negligible.

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