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2017 RECAP

Record: 43 - 51

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 48 46
2 Cleveland Indians 48 45
3 Kansas City Royals 47 47
4 Detroit Tigers 43 51
5 Chicago White Sox 38 54

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 (R) DET C 22 67 11 20 12 6 0 3 2 0 17 1 0 .299
Álex Ávila (L) DET C 70 199 29 58 29 11 0 11 41 2 71 0 1 .292
James McCann (R) DET C 52 163 18 34 26 6 0 9 16 0 48 0 0 .209

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Cabrera (R) DET 1B 81 301 35 79 47 15 0 12 36 5 67 0 1 .263

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ian Kinsler (R) DET 2B 77 307 54 75 26 15 3 9 33 0 42 7 4 .244

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nick Castellanos (R) DET 3B 92 354 48 89 54 18 7 14 31 0 95 2 2 .251

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dixon Machado (R) DET SS 38 76 9 24 7 1 1 1 3 0 11 0 0 .316
José Iglesias (R) DET SS 78 283 35 71 28 18 1 2 11 0 40 5 2 .251
Andrew Romine (B) DET SS 71 186 32 42 18 9 2 4 15 0 43 5 4 .226

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Upton (R) DET LF 88 318 57 88 56 25 0 15 39 1 91 7 4 .277

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
JaCoby Jones (R) DET CF 22 51 4 7 4 1 1 1 4 0 26 1 1 .137
Matt den Dekker (L) DET CF 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .143
Tyler Collins (L) DET CF 40 130 17 26 12 4 1 4 16 0 46 0 4 .200
Alex Presley (L) DET CF 28 76 11 24 9 5 0 1 7 0 15 3 0 .316
Mikie Mahtook (R) DET CF 56 156 17 44 21 8 1 6 3 0 38 1 0 .282

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jim Adduci (L) DET RF 15 47 8 14 7 4 2 0 6 0 12 1 0 .298

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Daniel Stumpf (L) DET RP 21 0 0 0 0 14.2 14 2 5 8 14 3.07 1.50
Anibal Sánchez (R) DET SP 16 5 1 0 0 50.1 59 13 34 13 47 6.08 1.43
Matt Boyd (L) DET SP 12 12 3 5 0 61.1 81 7 38 22 40 5.58 1.73
William Cuevas (R) DET RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 0 4 0 1 108.00 9.00
Justin Verlander (R) DET SP 20 20 5 7 0 117.0 117 14 59 52 111 4.54 1.47
Justin Wilson (L) DET RP 38 0 3 4 10 36.0 20 4 11 14 50 2.75 0.94
Warwick Saupold (R) DET RP 21 0 2 1 0 34.0 24 5 9 9 20 2.38 1.06
Joe Jimenez (R) DET RP 5 0 0 0 0 4.1 5 2 6 2 5 12.46 1.62
Kyle Ryan (L) DET RP 8 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 0 5 6 1 7.94 2.82
Bruce Rondon (R) DET RP 11 0 1 1 0 9.0 10 0 9 6 13 9.00 2.00
Shane Greene (R) DET RP 46 0 2 2 0 43.0 29 3 14 22 47 2.93 1.23
Arcenio Leon (R) DET RP 6 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 0 9 5 2 12.15 1.95
Buck Farmer (R) DET SP 4 4 2 1 0 17.2 20 5 13 4 22 6.62 1.36
Francisco Rodríguez (R) DET RP 28 0 2 5 7 25.1 31 9 22 10 23 7.82 1.66
Daniel Norris (L) DET SP 16 16 4 7 0 85.0 103 10 50 36 79 5.29 1.67
Chad Bell (L) DET RP 13 0 0 0 0 28.1 28 6 16 11 25 5.08 1.45
Michael Fulmer (R) DET SP 19 19 10 7 0 126.1 112 8 47 26 89 3.35 1.11
Jordan Zimmermann (R) DET SP 18 18 6 7 0 101.2 121 22 63 29 74 5.58 1.49
Alex Wilson (R) DET RP 42 0 1 4 2 40.1 46 4 20 8 25 4.46 1.44
Blaine Hardy (L) DET RP 23 0 1 0 0 19.1 26 4 13 10 14 6.05 1.91

DEPTH CHART

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