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Update: Tigers and J.D. Martinez avoid arbitration and settle on 2-years $18M.

This is great news for the Tigers and Martinez and the outfielder was rewarded for his big 2015 season and will be very affordable again in 2017. The 28-year-old’s homerun total jumped from 23 in 2014 to 38 last year and also drove in a career high 102 runs. Martinez may not reach 38 bombs again, but he should still provide fantasy owners with a lot of power and the potential to once again drive in 100 runs. Martinez is a very safe outfield option in fantasy baseball in 2016.

PLAYER ARRIVALS

# Player Position Previous Team
1 Jordan Zimmermann SP Nationals
2 Mike Pelfrey SP Twins
3 Tommy Field 2B Rangers
4 Justin Wilson RP Yankees
5 Cameron Maybin OF Braves
6 Logan Kensing RP Mariners
7 Jordany Valdespin OF Marlins
8 Francisco Rodriguez RP Brewers
9 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C Diamondbacks
10 Mark Lowe RP Blue Jays
11 Mike Aviles INF Indians
12 Justin Upton OF Padres

PLAYER DEPARTURES

# Player Position New Team
1 Neftali Feliz RP Pirates
2 Rajai Davis OF Indians
3 Al Alburquerque RP Free Agent
4 Josh Wilson INF Free Agent
5 Alfredo Simon SP Free Agent
6 Tom Gorzelanny RP Indians
7 Kyle Lobstein SP Pirates
8 Alex Avila C White Sox
9 Jake Brigham RP Free Agent
10 Randy Wolf SP Free Agent
11 Marc Krauss 1B Mets
12 Ian Krol RP Braves
13 Joe Nathan RP Free Agent

TOP PROSPECTS

# Player Position
1 Derek Hill OF
2 Kevin Ziomek P
3 Austin Kubitza P
4 Steven Moya OF
5 Buck Farmer P
6 Hernan Perez SS/2B
7 Jose Valdez P
8 Spencer Turnbull P
9 James McCann C
10 Drew VerHagen P

Top Picks for TIGERS

# Player Position College
1 Derek Hill? OF Elk Grove HS (CA)
2 Spencer Turnbull P Alabama (AL)
3 Grayson Greiner C South Carolina (SC)
4 Adam Ravenelle P Vanderbilt (TN)
5 Shane Zeile C UCLA (CA)
6 Ross Kivett OF Kansas State (KS)
7 Joey Pankake, 3B South Carolina (SC)
8 Artie Lewicki P Virginia (VA)
9 Josh Laxer P Ole Miss (MS)
10 Paul Voelker P Dallas Baptist (TX)

2015 YTD Stats

Catcher

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
James McCann Tigers C 401 106 18 5 7 32 41 0 16 90 .264 .297 .387
Bryan Holaday Tigers C 64 18 5 0 2 3 13 0 1 13 .281 .292 .453

First Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1B 429 145 28 1 18 64 76 1 62 82 .338 .440 .534

Second Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Ian Kinsler Tigers 2B 624 185 35 7 11 94 73 10 43 80 .296 .342 .428
Josh Wilson Tigers 2B 38 12 3 0 0 4 5 0 0 15 .316 .350 .395

Third Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Nick Castellanos Tigers 3B 549 140 33 6 15 42 73 0 38 152 .255 .303 .419

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Jose Iglesias Tigers SS 416 125 17 3 2 44 23 11 23 44 .300 .347 .370
Andrew Romine Tigers SS 184 47 5 0 2 25 15 10 10 46 .255 .307 .315
Dixon Machado Tigers SS 68 16 3 0 0 6 5 1 7 14 .235 .307 .279

Left Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Tyler Collins Tigers LF 192 51 11 3 4 18 25 2 13 43 .266 .316 .417

Center Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Anthony Gose Tigers CF 485 123 24 8 5 73 26 23 45 145 .254 .321 .367

Right Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
J.D. Martinez Tigers RF 596 168 33 2 38 93 102 3 46 178 .282 .344 .535
Steven Moya Tigers RF 22 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 10 .182 .280 .273

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos W L Sv G IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Blaine Hardy Tigers RP 5 3 0 0 61.1 61 2 21 20 55 3.08 1.35
Matt Boyd Tigers SP 1 4 0 0 50.2 56 12 37 19 36 6.57 1.48
Alex Wilson Tigers RP 3 3 2 0 70 61 5 17 10 38 2.19 1.03
Justin Verlander Tigers SP 5 8 0 0 133.1 113 13 50 31 113 3.38 1.09
Anibal Sanchez Tigers SP 10 10 0 0 157 152 29 87 48 138 4.99 1.28
Jeff Ferrell Tigers RP 0 0 0 0 11.1 12 3 8 4 6 6.35 1.41
Jose Valdez Tigers RP 0 1 0 0 9 10 2 4 4 4 4.00 1.56
Kyle Ryan Tigers RP 2 4 0 0 56.1 60 9 28 20 30 4.47 1.42
Shane Greene Tigers RP 4 8 0 0 83.2 103 13 64 23 50 6.88 1.55
Drew VerHagen Tigers SP 2 0 0 0 26.1 18 1 6 12 13 2.05 1.22
Buck Farmer Tigers SP 0 4 0 0 40.1 53 10 33 15 24 7.36 1.74
Randy Wolf Tigers SP 0 5 0 0 34.2 46 5 24 14 28 6.23 1.76
Angel Nesbitt Tigers RP 1 1 0 0 21.2 22 2 13 6 14 5.40 1.39
Daniel Norris Tigers SP 2 1 0 0 36.2 30 6 15 7 27 3.68 1.01
Bruce Rondon Tigers RP 1 0 5 0 31 31 3 20 18 36 5.81 1.61