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Tigers | Justin Verlander leaves early

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:24:24 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) left his spring start early with a cramp in his right triceps muscle Friday, March 27, but he isn't expected to miss his next start.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers were likely being cautious with Verlander, who wasn't healthy at all for much of the 2014 season. His velocity was up Friday in his outing, which is an encouraging sign that he could rebound from his poor 2014. Many will likely be scared off by Verlander, meaning he could be a bargain in the later rounds of drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Lynn Henning

Tigers | Justin Verlander's velocity up

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:42:18 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander was hitting 95-96 mph regularly with his fastball in the first inning of his outing Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign for Verlander, who wasn't healthy last spring and for much of the 2014 season. A healthy core should go a long way in keeping his fastball strong this year. However, his spring results haven't been impressive. He'll continue to come at a bargain in the later rounds of mixed league drafts, and he's worth taking a chance on to round out your staff.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez hasn't slowed down

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:34:01 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez hit .315 in 123 games last year for the Tigers, and he has continued to spray line drives all over the field this spring. He has moved from left field to right field to make room for OF Yoenis Cespedes.

Fantasy Tip: What everyone wants to know is can Martinez do it again in 2015? His spring results should have you optimistic, but don't overvalue him in fantasy drafts just because of his impressive 2014 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Richard Justice

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez go deep

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:03:31 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (foot, ankle) and DH Victor Martinez (knee) both hit home runs in the spring game Thursday, March 26. Cabrera's home run was a line drive that looked like his swings from two or three years ago. He also nearly homered on a sacrifice fly to right field in the game. Cabrera will take the day off Friday, March 27, before playing in three straight games.

Fantasy Tip: It's great news to see both Miggy and V-Mart go deep in the same game after they were both behind in spring training due to injuries. Cabrera's old line drive stroke is a welcome sight for those that selected him later in the first round of fantasy drafts. If Cabrera stays healthy, he should continue to produce like a first-rounder.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason Beck

Tigers | Victor Martinez has knee soreness

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:39:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) said that he had some soreness in his left knee after the spring game Thursday, March 26, but that it's something he'll have to deal with.

Fantasy Tip: That's not exactly what you want to hear from a player coming off recent knee surgery. This could be something to monitor for V-Mart all season long. Martinez has been a consistent contributor across the board for fantasy owners in his career, and the new risk-reward profile for him could make him a value pick in drafts if he can stay healthy all year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Anthony Fenech

Tigers | Joe Nathan dealing with nail issue

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:37:04 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (finger) was pitching with a thumbnail issue Thursday, March 26, according to Brad Ausmus. Nathan will take the next three days off from pitching.

Fantasy Tip: Nathan's nail issue shouldn't keep him from being ready on opening day. Ausmus also suggested that Nathan doesn't have competition in the closer's role, at least not yet. Nathan still remains on shaky ground in the eyes of fantasy owners as a late-round closing source. If you can, try to handcuff Joakim Soria to the veteran pitcher.

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Tigers | No competition for Joe Nathan

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:32:42 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan has no competition for the closer role heading into the season, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: At age 40, Nathan is losing steam and velocity as the Tigers' closer. Many owners are skeptical of owning him for fear of injury or demotion early in the year. You can't argue with the job security Detroit is giving him to start, though, which makes him worth a late-round pick. Handcuffing him with Joakim Soria would be the ideal situation.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - James Schmehl

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera plays the field

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:59:40 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (foot, ankle) played first base for the first time this spring Wednesday, March 25. He made a diving stop on a hard grounder in the game and went 0-for-2 at the plate. "I'm just glad to back on the field playing first base," Cabrera said. "I can play defense and I want to be back at first. I'm seeing the ball, getting my timing down. It's a good sign."

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($6,300, 12.6% of cap) should be good to go for opening day, and it's a great sign that he looked good on defense today. Despite injury and aging concerns, Miggy remains a first-round pick (later in the round) in 2015 fantasy baseball drafts. You may want to shy away from him in the first week of the season at FantasyScore, though, as he gets his timing down from missing time this spring.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Tigers | David Price beginning contract talks?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:04:35 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price and his agent have started contract talks with the team, but no numbers have been discussed at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Price will start on opening day against the Minnesota Twins. Even at a high FantasyScore salary ($8,100, 16.2% of cap), the matchup against the Twins is favorable and one you should look to take advantage of.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason Beck

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera in at 1B Wednesday

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:18:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (foot) will start at first base in the spring game Wednesday, March 25.

Fantasy Tip: It would be Cabrera's first action in the field this spring, and it's a great sign he is on track to be ready for the season opener. Miggy ($6,300, 12.6% of your cap) is a top player to consider on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez not in first base plans

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:36:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will not play first base anytime soon and is the fourth option at the position "right now," according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Unless Martinez ends up behind the plate, which isn't happening, whether he plays in the field or not is irrelevant for 2015. He is a solid fantasy contributor and worth a selection in the early middle rounds, but make sure not to pay for last year's career-best production. Also, continue to check back for updates on his progress through the rest of the spring.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Anthony Fenech

Tigers | Anthony Gose hot this spring

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:20:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Anthony Gose hit a double in the spring game Sunday, March 22, and he's batting .341 and leads the Grapefruit League in triples with three and is among the leaders in batting average and slugging percentage.

Fantasy Tip: Gose's hot spring has likely at least earned him a partial time share in center field with Rajai Davis to start the 2015 season. Gose also hits left-handed, so that could become a straight platoon. Gose, 24, is a late-round option in deeper mixed leagues for his speed contributions. He'll be much more valuable in AL-only formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Tigers | Joakim Soria perfect this spring

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:18:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joakim Soria hasn't allowed a run in five innings in spring training.

Fantasy Tip: With Joe Nathan's age and velocity concerns well documented, Soria is a popular late-round closer pick as a handcuff to Detroit's encumbent closer. The leash for Nathan might be short, so Soria has a decent chance to take over the ninth-inning duties at some point in 2015 whether it be because of poor performance or injury.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera to DH Tuesday

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:13:10 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (foot, ankle) will serve as the designated hitter in the spring game Tuesday, March 24, and he might be ready to move to first base during games. Cabrera made his Grapefruit League debut Sunday, March 22, and went 1-for-3 with a single and two strikeouts. Manager Brad Ausmus said the chances are better than 50% that Cabrera will be ready for opening day.

Fantasy Tip: While Cabrera may be limited to start the 2015 season, the good news is that he hasn't suffered any setbacks so far this spring. Despite the fact that he's an aging slugger who now has injury concerns, he should be considered in the late part of the first round of fantasy baseball drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera playing Sunday

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:52:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera (ankle, foot) is in the starting lineup for the split squad game against the Washington Nationals Sunday, March 22. Cabrera is serving as the designated hitter in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera could be limited to the role of designated hitter in the first few games but should see time at first base at some point during the start of the regular season. Cabrera should be an option in the first round of most drafts if he is ready for the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech

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Aguasvivas Juaner 1B
Ahearne Pat P
Airoso Kurt OF
Alburquerque Al RP
Alvarado Carlos P
Alvino Billy C
Amezquita Octavio SS
Andujar Billis P
Ardoin Kevin P
Augenstein Bryan RP
Averill Erik P
Avery James P
Avery Xavier OF
Avila Alex C
Baez William P
Baldwin Ancil P
Bale John P
Barnes Justin C
Baxter Jake P
Beattie Eric P
Belfiore Mike RP
Benitez Gabe P
Bernard Wynton OF
Berry Vincent OF
Borchering Bobby 3B
Bouchie Andy C
Bourquin Ronnie 3B
Bowen Joe C
Brackman Mark P
Brown Curtis OF
Bumstead Nathan P
Cabrera Miguel 1B
Cain Nolan P
Carmosino Dominic P
Cassavechia Nick P
Castellanos Nick 3B
Cervenak Mike 3B
Cespedes Yoenis OF
Chamberlain Joba RP
Christman Tim P
Clelland Edward P
Collet Cody C
Collier Tommy P
Collins Tyler OF
Colvin Brooks SS
Conn Tyler P
Cordova Jorge P
Cosme Caonabo INF
Crabtree Tim P
Crichton Erik P
Cruz Jordan OF
Cruz Nelson R. RP
Davis Brad C
Davis Rajai OF
De La Vara Gilbert P
DeLucia Dan P
Diaz Alvaro OF
Dlugach Brent SS
Douglas Brandon INF
Drucker Scot P
Dubee Michael P
Duffey Jack P
Durham Lance 1B
Dyer Shane SP
Eichhorn Kevin P
Encarnacion Jose P
Escobar Elys C
Farmer Buck P
Faulk Kenny P
Feeney Trevor P
Fields Daniel SS
Finefrock Sean P
Finigan P.J. P
Ford Jacob 3B
Foster Jordan OF
Fraser Loren P
Gagnier Drew P
Garcia Ramon P
Gaynor Wade 3B
Gentzler Daniel P
Gerbe Jeff P
Gibson Tyler OF
Gilman Steven P
Gonzalez Eduardo P
Gonzalez Enrique P
Gorzelanny Tom RP
Gose Anthony OF
Graham Andrew C
Graham Jason P
Green Austin P
Green Dean 1B
Greene Shane SP
Greiner Grayson P
Grosse Mike 2B
Gulliver James SS
Guzman Agustin 2B
Hahn Jeffrey P
Hanzawa Troy SS
Hardy Blaine P
Harrigan Brandon C
Harris Brendan INF
Haske Mark SS
Henkel Rob P
Henriquez Oscar P
Hensen Brian P
Hernandez Hector OF
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Hess Andrew P
Hess Kevan P
Hessman Mike INF
Hill Derek OF
Hill Shawn SP
Hodge Kevin P
Holaday Bryan C
Homer Christopher P
Huddleston Robert C
Iglesias Jose SS
Inglin Jeff OF
Jacobsen Tyler P
Jaime Carmelo 2B
James Mike RP
Johnson Gabe C
Johnson Mark J. P
Jones Brandon OF
Kalita Tim P
Karnuth Jason P
Kellogg Micah P
Kenkel Rob P
Ketchner Ryan P
Kibler Jonathan P
Kinsler Ian 2B
Kirkland Kody 3B
Kite Josh P
Konecny Daniel P
Kopp David P
Krizan Jason OF
Krol Ian RP
Krol Noah P
LaLuna Michael P
Lamont Wade 1B
Larez Victor P
Laster Jeremy OF
Lee Joshua 1B
Lemon Marcus 2B
Lennerton Jordan 1B
Leyland Patrick C
Lindsey John 1B
Lobstein Kyle SP
Longley Drew C
Lontayo Alex P
Lorg Cale SS
Machado Dixon INF
Mahoney Collin P
Mantiply Joe P
Manus Michael P
Manzueta Jheyson P
Marte Jefry 3B
Martinez Francisco OF
Martinez Hector X. SS
Martinez J.D. OF
Martinez Victor DH
McBride Macay P
McCann James C
McGorty John 1B
McIntyre Nicolas 2B
McRae Aaron C
Meador James OF
Mears Chris SP
Melian Jackson OF
Meran Jorge C
Mercedes Melvin RP
Mesa Eliezer OF
Middleton Cory 3B
Miller Cole C
Monasterios Carlos P
Moody Nolan P
Morrison Mike P
Moya Steven OF
Murrian John C
Nardozzi Paul P
Nathan Joe RP
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Newton Jordan C
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Nowlin Billy C
O'Brien Matthew P
Ostlund Ian P
Ott Louis SS
Palacios Wilsen P
Palma Ricardo P
Paulino Brenny RP
Pearson Kyle P
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Perez Ezequiel P
Perez Hernan SS
Perez Marcelo P
Perry Ryan SP
Peter Kyle OF
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Peterson Brian C
Piantek Kurtis 1B
Piccola Zach P
Pina Manny C
Pounds Bryan 3B
Price David SP
Prince Josh OF
Putkonen Luke RP
Rainwater Josh P
Ramirez Hector X. SS
Ramirez Wilken 3B
Regas Kris P
Roberson Ryan 1B
Roberts Lionel 1B
Robertson Timothy P
Robowski Ryan P
Rochelle Kristopher C
Rodland Eric 2B
Rogers Brian RP
Rogers Joe P
Romine Andrew SS
Rondon Bruce RP
Ronz Kenon P
Rood Shawn SS
Ross Greg P
Royals Thomas P
Rush Eddie OF
Russo Kevin OF
Ryan Kyle SP
Samuels Zach P
Sanches Humberto P
Sanchez Anibal SP
Sanchez Eduardo RP
Sanchez Felix P
Santo Brian P
Satterwhite Cody RP
Schlereth Daniel RP
Schmack Brian RP
Schotts Austin SS
Simon Alfredo SP
Sleeth Kyle P
Smith Les OF
Sommer Luke OF
Sorensen Mark P
Soria Joakim RP
Speier Gabe P
Spring Daniel P
Startup Will RP
Steik Ricky P
Stein Keith OF
Stewart Jake OF
Stohr Tyler P
Stokes David P
Tata Jordan P
Taylor Londell OF
Thomas Devin X. C
Thornton Thomas P
Timm Brandon OF
Todd Jade P
Tomey Anthony RP
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Torres Christopher C
Trzesniak Nick C
Tulk Robert OF
Turley Josh P
Tyner Jason OF
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Vasquez Sendy P
VerHagen Drew P
Verlander Justin SP
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Weber Tyler C
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White Christopher OF
Wilson Alex RP
Wilson Joshua 2B
Wood Austin P
Wyatt Brent SS
Young Stephen 2B
Zeid Josh RP
Zell Danny P
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Avila Al TO
Belliard Rafael TO
Billmeyer Mick TO
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Clark Dave TO
Dombrowski Dave GM
Durham Leon TO
Fields Bruce TO
Jones Jeff PC
Joyner Wally TO
Lamont Gene TO
Leyland Jim TO
Maroth Mike TO
Martin Matt TO
Newhan David TO
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