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2017 RECAP

Record: 54 - 69

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 68 54
2 Minnesota Twins 63 59
3 Kansas City Royals 62 61
4 Detroit Tigers 54 69
5 Chicago White Sox 47 74

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 36 101 17 31 16 10 0 4 6 0 26 1 1 .307
James McCann (R) DET C 75 244 27 63 37 11 0 11 20 0 61 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 106 390 43 101 56 21 0 13 43 6 93 0 1 .259

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ian Kinsler (R) DET 2B 104 413 72 102 35 20 3 12 45 1 56 12 4 .247
Andrew Romine (B) DET 2B 92 237 40 55 20 12 2 4 18 0 53 5 4 .232

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nick Castellanos (R) DET 3B 120 468 58 115 68 22 9 16 37 0 123 3 2 .246

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dixon Machado (R) DET SS 49 102 12 30 10 2 1 1 7 0 17 0 0 .294
Jeimer Candelario (B) DET SS 12 35 3 6 3 2 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 .500
José Iglesias (R) DET SS 101 363 48 89 41 23 1 4 16 0 49 6 3 .245

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Upton (R) DET LF 116 425 76 120 90 34 0 26 53 1 131 10 5 .282

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
JaCoby Jones (R) DET CF 24 53 5 8 4 1 1 1 5 0 27 1 1 .151
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 42 125 16 38 12 7 0 1 11 0 25 3 0 .304
Mikie Mahtook (R) DET CF 85 263 38 77 29 12 4 9 17 0 61 2 0 .293

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
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 35 0 0 0 0 25.0 22 2 7 11 21 2.52 1.36
Matt Boyd (L) DET SP 18 17 5 6 0 90.0 114 12 57 35 71 5.70 1.69
William Cuevas (R) DET RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 0 4 0 1 108.00 9.00
Anibal Sánchez (R) DET SP 22 11 3 3 0 77.2 103 23 60 20 68 6.95 1.60
Jeff Ferrell (R) DET RP 3 0 0 0 0 2.1 3 0 1 1 2 3.86 1.71
Justin Verlander (R) DET SP 26 26 9 8 0 159.0 144 21 70 61 159 3.96 1.31
Warwick Saupold (R) DET RP 31 0 3 1 0 49.1 42 6 19 14 29 3.47 1.24
Joe Jimenez (R) DET RP 12 0 0 1 0 10.0 15 3 13 4 9 11.70 1.90
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 21 0 1 3 1 15.2 21 1 19 8 22 10.92 1.98
Shane Greene (R) DET RP 57 0 3 2 3 53.1 39 5 17 25 58 2.87 1.26
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 18 0 0 1 0 38.2 44 7 24 16 32 5.59 1.60
Michael Fulmer (R) DET SP 23 23 10 11 0 152.1 137 11 61 34 108 3.60 1.14
Jordan Zimmermann (R) DET SP 24 24 7 10 0 135.0 165 26 88 38 91 5.87 1.52
Edward Mujica (R) DET RP 5 0 0 0 0 6.1 11 4 7 0 7 9.95 1.74
Drew VerHagen (R) DET RP 6 2 0 2 0 16.0 23 5 13 5 8 7.31 1.75
Alex Wilson (R) DET RP 53 0 1 4 2 49.2 52 4 22 9 32 3.99 1.31
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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