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2017 RECAP

Record: 64 - 98

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 102 60
2 Minnesota Twins 85 77
3 Kansas City Royals 80 82
4 Chicago White Sox 67 95
5 Detroit Tigers 64 98

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 60 173 25 46 22 12 0 6 13 0 51 2 1 .266
Bryan Holaday (R) DET C 13 29 1 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .241
James McCann (R) DET C 106 352 39 89 49 14 2 13 26 0 89 1 0 .253

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Cabrera (R) DET 1B 130 469 50 117 60 22 0 16 48 6 110 0 1 .249

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ian Kinsler (R) DET 2B 139 551 90 130 52 25 3 22 53 2 86 14 5 .236
Andrew Romine (B) DET 2B 124 318 45 74 25 17 2 4 22 0 67 6 4 .233

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nick Castellanos (R) DET 3B 157 614 73 167 101 36 10 26 41 0 142 4 5 .272

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dixon Machado (R) DET SS 73 166 17 43 11 5 1 1 10 0 32 1 0 .259
Jeimer Candelario (B) DET SS 38 127 18 36 16 9 0 3 13 0 30 0 0 .330
José Iglesias (R) DET SS 130 463 56 118 54 33 1 6 21 0 65 7 4 .255

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Efren Navarro (L) DET LF 23 61 9 14 2 1 1 2 7 1 21 0 1 .230

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 56 141 14 24 13 3 1 3 9 0 65 6 2 .170
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 71 245 30 77 20 10 3 3 15 0 49 5 0 .314
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 55 0 0 1 0 37.2 37 5 16 14 33 3.82 1.38
Zac Reininger (R) DET RP 10 0 0 0 0 9.2 16 3 8 3 5 7.45 1.97
Artie Lewicki (R) DET SP 4 1 0 1 0 10.1 19 1 7 4 6 6.10 2.23
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 24 0 0 2 0 19.0 31 4 26 9 17 12.32 2.11
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 6 0 0 0 0 7.1 12 1 7 4 5 8.59 2.18
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 45 0 3 2 0 62.2 64 9 34 26 44 4.88 1.52
Shane Greene (R) DET RP 71 0 4 3 9 67.2 50 6 20 30 73 2.66 1.24
Buck Farmer (R) DET SP 11 11 5 5 0 48.0 55 9 36 20 49 6.75 1.56
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 26 25 6 11 0 135.0 157 18 79 50 110 5.27 1.56
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 22 18 5 8 0 101.2 120 12 60 41 86 5.31 1.61
Jordan Zimmermann (R) DET SP 29 29 8 13 0 160.0 204 29 108 42 103 6.08 1.55
Chad Bell (L) DET RP 28 4 0 3 0 62.1 81 12 48 28 57 6.93 1.80
Drew VerHagen (R) DET RP 24 2 0 3 0 34.1 42 10 22 8 25 5.77 1.49
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 66 0 2 5 2 60.0 67 7 30 10 42 4.50 1.37
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 28 17 3 7 0 105.1 139 26 75 28 104 6.41 1.59
Blaine Hardy (L) DET RP 35 0 1 0 0 33.1 46 7 22 12 28 5.94 1.77
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