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2017 RECAP

Record: 22 - 24

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

Victor Martinez’s career year was the highlight of highlights. VMart hit 32 homers, knocked in 103, posted a batting average of .335 and an OBP of .409. Many fantasy teams that shopped at the VMART in the spring took Yoo-Hoo showers in the fall (including the Fantasy Alarm Colton and the Wolfman team that won both the FSTA and Tout Wars AL expert titles with VMart leading the way).

What Has Changed?

Yoenis Cespedes will play left field after arriving from Boston, Anthony Gose will try and hold down cetner after arriving from Toronto. Miguel Cabrera may not be ready to start the season as the anchor of what has been a fearsome Detroit offense. Rick Porcello and Drew Smyly now toe the rubber for other squads while Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene attempt to take their places.

What to Expect:

Expect Miggy to hit once he returns, VMart to hit but not at the crazy level of last year and J.D. Martinez to regress to a useful but not All-Star level. On the pitching side, expect David Price to continue to seek a Kershaw-like payday and Justin Verlander to continue to be exhibit A for those making the case against long term contracts for pitchers in their 30s.

This Year’s Surprise:

Joakim Soria beats out Joe Nathan for the closer job and does a terrific job for most of the year. Nathan showed all kinds of signs that he is no longer closer-worthy last year (4.81 ERA and 1.53 WHIP). Soria on the other hand, despite his weak showing after being traded to Detroit late in the season, struck out more than a batter an inning and allowed less than a baserunner an inning. In addition, Soria saved 18 of 20 in 2014 while Nathan blew seven saves and lost an additional four games. You heard it here.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Minnesota Twins 25 18
2 Cleveland Indians 24 21
3 Detroit Tigers 22 24
4 Chicago White Sox 20 25
5 Kansas City Royals 19 27

ARRIVALS

PLAYER POS FROM
Alex Avila C CWS
Mikie Mahtook RF TB

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
John Hicks DET C 7 26 6 11 7 3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 .423
Álex Ávila DET C 29 79 12 28 19 7 0 5 18 1 27 0 0 .354
James McCann DET C 33 108 13 22 17 3 0 7 13 0 33 0 0 .204

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 34 125 14 34 18 6 0 5 13 5 32 0 1 .272

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 40 159 30 38 11 6 1 4 19 0 24 1 2 .239

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nick Castellanos DET 3B 44 173 21 38 25 10 3 4 16 0 53 1 1 .220

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dixon Machado DET SS 16 32 3 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 .219
José Iglesias DET SS 36 131 18 29 13 11 1 2 4 0 22 3 0 .221
Andrew Romine DET SS 35 106 18 23 11 6 1 2 10 0 21 2 3 .217

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Upton DET LF 43 149 27 36 23 8 0 9 23 1 54 4 2 .242

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
JaCoby Jones DET CF 16 40 4 6 4 1 1 1 4 0 19 1 1 .150
Tyler Collins DET CF 38 124 17 26 12 4 1 4 14 0 40 0 4 .210

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
J.D. Martínez DET RF 12 37 11 14 13 1 0 7 11 2 11 0 0 .378
Jim Adduci DET RF 13 44 8 14 7 4 2 0 5 0 11 1 0 .318
Mikie Mahtook DET RF 22 54 5 10 7 3 0 2 3 0 15 0 0 .185

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Matt Boyd DET SP 9 9 2 4 0 47.0 58 7 28 18 33 5.36 1.68
William Cuevas DET RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 0 4 0 1 108.00 9.00
Anibal Sánchez DET RP 11 0 0 0 0 21.0 34 9 21 9 22 9.00 2.05
Justin Verlander DET SP 10 10 4 3 0 61.0 57 9 33 29 58 4.87 1.41
Justin Wilson DET RP 20 0 1 1 3 19.0 8 3 4 5 30 1.90 0.68
Warwick Saupold DET RP 4 0 0 0 0 5.2 5 3 3 2 6 4.77 1.41
Joe Jimenez DET RP 5 0 0 0 0 4.1 5 2 6 2 5 12.46 1.62
Bruce Rondon DET RP 3 0 0 1 0 1.1 4 0 6 2 1 40.50 5.25
Kyle Ryan DET RP 8 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 0 5 6 1 7.94 2.82
Alex Wilson DET RP 21 0 1 2 2 20.1 13 2 4 4 11 1.77 0.93
Shane Greene DET RP 22 0 1 0 0 22.2 15 1 3 9 27 1.19 1.10
Francisco Rodríguez DET RP 18 0 1 5 7 16.1 21 5 13 7 17 7.16 1.78
Chad Bell DET RP 4 0 0 0 0 7.2 4 0 0 2 6 0.00 0.91
Daniel Norris DET SP 9 9 2 3 0 49.1 57 4 24 23 44 4.38 1.62
Michael Fulmer DET SP 9 9 5 2 0 60.0 51 4 17 14 50 2.55 1.08
Jordan Zimmermann DET SP 9 9 4 3 0 50.2 62 13 33 15 31 5.86 1.54
Blaine Hardy DET RP 16 0 1 0 0 14.1 16 3 5 3 12 3.14 1.40

DEPTH CHART

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