UPDATES & NEWS
Mat Latos' recent struggles against the Brewers continued on Monday as he gave up five runs, four earned, and eight hits while striking out three over seven innings of work.
Latos looks like a completely different pitcher than in years past. It's unknown whether or not he's still returning to form after dealing with a surgically repaired knee. What is known is that he's striking out just 5.12 batters per-nine, a well below-average clip. He's also giving up more fly-balls than ever, which is a recipe for disaster given his home park. He's a borderline Top-40 starter going forward. ANALYST:
Carlos Rodon will take the injured Chris Sale's Cactus League start on Friday.
Rodon, the team's top prospect and 14th-overall prospect in baseball, will start in place of Chris Sale who fractured his right foot in an accident at his home. Rodon is a sleeper to take Sale's spot in the rotation while he deals with this issue, but those in dynasty leagues need to be aware of Rodon's immense fantasy potential. He is going to be a force in fantasy in the near future, but it most likely won't be in 2015. Analysis: Colby Conway
Jose Iglesias was able to run the bases Sunday and said he felt fine.
Iglesias will play one inning for the Tigers in their opener tomorrow against Florida Southern. He will start at shortstop and will hold down the two spot in the lineup. Iglesias missed the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in each of his legs. Iglesias is an incredible defender who will strengthen the Detroit defense as a whole. If he proves he is healthy, Iglesias can be a serviceable fantasy option as he did hit .303 back in 2013 for Boston and Detroit. Analysis: Colby Conway