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2017 RECAP

Record: 62 - 92

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 Cleveland Indians 96 58
2 Minnesota Twins 80 74
3 Kansas City Royals 75 78
4 Detroit Tigers 62 92
5 Chicago White Sox 62 91

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 57 165 25 45 22 12 0 6 11 0 47 1 1 .273
Bryan Holaday (R) DET C 9 15 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267
James McCann (R) DET C 100 329 39 85 48 13 2 13 25 0 87 1 0 .258

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Cabrera (R) DET 1B 129 468 50 116 60 22 0 16 48 6 110 0 1 .248

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ian Kinsler (R) DET 2B 133 529 86 125 49 24 3 21 51 2 81 14 4 .236
Andrew Romine (B) DET 2B 117 294 43 68 25 17 2 4 19 0 64 5 4 .231

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nick Castellanos (R) DET 3B 149 584 71 157 95 34 10 25 39 0 134 4 5 .269

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dixon Machado (R) DET SS 66 144 16 40 11 4 1 1 8 0 27 1 0 .278
Jeimer Candelario (B) DET SS 32 106 17 32 12 9 0 3 13 0 22 0 0 .370
José Iglesias (R) DET SS 124 442 54 114 54 32 1 6 21 0 61 7 3 .258

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Efren Navarro (L) DET LF 15 38 6 8 0 1 1 0 4 1 16 0 0 .211

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Matt den Dekker (L) DET CF 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .143
JaCoby Jones (R) DET CF 49 119 11 20 12 3 1 3 8 0 54 4 2 .168
Tyler Collins (L) DET CF 49 150 18 29 14 4 1 5 18 0 55 0 4 .193
Mikie Mahtook (R) DET CF 109 348 50 96 38 15 6 12 23 0 79 6 0 .276

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Alex Presley (L) DET RF 63 212 24 67 15 10 2 2 14 0 43 4 0 .316
Jim Adduci (L) DET RF 29 83 14 20 10 6 2 1 10 0 27 1 1 .241

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Daniel Stumpf (L) DET RP 50 0 0 0 0 34.1 32 5 12 14 32 3.15 1.37
Zac Reininger (R) DET RP 9 0 0 0 0 8.2 15 3 8 2 5 8.31 1.96
Artie Lewicki (R) DET SP 3 1 0 1 0 9.1 17 1 7 4 5 6.75 2.25
William Cuevas (R) DET RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 0 4 0 1 108.00 9.00
Joe Jimenez (R) DET RP 22 0 0 2 0 17.1 30 4 23 8 15 11.94 2.19
Kyle Ryan (L) DET RP 8 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 0 5 6 1 7.94 2.82
Myles Jaye (R) DET SP 5 2 1 2 0 12.2 18 2 17 10 4 12.08 2.21
Victor Alcantara (R) DET RP 4 0 0 0 0 5.0 11 0 6 3 3 10.80 2.80
Jeff Ferrell (R) DET RP 11 0 0 0 0 9.1 17 2 7 4 6 6.75 2.36
Jairo Labourt (L) DET SP 6 0 0 0 0 6.0 4 0 3 6 4 4.50 1.83
Warwick Saupold (R) DET RP 42 0 3 2 0 60.0 61 8 32 25 41 4.80 1.52
Shane Greene (R) DET RP 68 0 4 3 7 65.0 48 6 20 29 72 2.77 1.23
Buck Farmer (R) DET SP 9 9 4 4 0 38.0 43 8 30 13 41 7.11 1.47
Bruce Rondon (R) DET RP 21 0 1 3 1 15.2 21 1 19 8 22 10.92 1.98
Matt Boyd (L) DET SP 24 23 6 10 0 123.1 146 16 73 45 99 5.33 1.57
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 RP 21 17 4 8 0 96.2 118 12 60 41 85 5.59 1.68
Jordan Zimmermann (R) DET SP 28 28 8 13 0 154.0 200 29 106 41 100 6.20 1.58
Chad Bell (L) DET RP 24 4 0 3 0 59.0 76 12 42 27 55 6.41 1.78
Drew VerHagen (R) DET RP 19 2 0 2 0 30.2 38 8 19 7 22 5.58 1.50
Michael Fulmer (R) DET SP 25 25 10 12 0 164.2 150 13 70 38 114 3.83 1.15
Alex Wilson (R) DET RP 65 0 2 5 2 60.0 66 7 29 10 42 4.35 1.35
Edward Mujica (R) DET RP 5 0 0 0 0 6.1 11 4 7 0 7 9.95 1.74
Arcenio Leon (R) DET RP 6 0 0 0 0 6.2 7 0 9 5 2 12.15 1.95
Anibal Sánchez (R) DET SP 26 15 3 5 0 94.1 125 26 70 25 92 6.68 1.60
Blaine Hardy (L) DET RP 32 0 1 0 0 31.0 42 5 19 11 26 5.52 1.74
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