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2017 RECAP

Record: 34 - 42

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 40 36
2 Minnesota Twins 39 36
3 Kansas City Royals 37 38
4 Detroit Tigers 34 42
5 Chicago White Sox 33 43

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 54 155 23 50 27 11 0 10 30 1 53 0 1 .323
James McCann (R) DET C 43 139 17 27 20 5 0 8 13 0 40 0 0 .194

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Cabrera (R) DET 1B 63 234 27 61 37 15 0 9 29 5 57 0 1 .261

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ian Kinsler (R) DET 2B 61 239 45 59 20 12 1 8 28 0 34 6 2 .247

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nick Castellanos (R) DET 3B 74 286 36 68 39 16 4 9 24 0 79 2 2 .238

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dixon Machado (R) DET SS 30 63 5 19 4 1 1 0 3 0 10 0 0 .302
José Iglesias (R) DET SS 63 231 29 57 21 15 1 2 8 0 33 4 2 .247
Andrew Romine (B) DET SS 57 162 27 38 15 8 2 2 15 0 38 3 4 .235

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Upton (R) DET LF 73 262 47 70 49 18 0 14 32 1 81 5 3 .267

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 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
JaCoby Jones (R) DET CF 22 51 4 7 4 1 1 1 4 0 26 1 1 .137
Tyler Collins (L) DET CF 40 130 17 26 12 4 1 4 16 0 46 0 4 .200
Alex Presley (L) DET CF 18 49 6 12 5 2 0 1 4 0 11 2 0 .245

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
J.D. Martínez (R) DET RF 42 146 30 44 28 9 2 13 18 4 42 0 0 .301
Jim Adduci (L) DET RF 13 44 8 14 7 4 2 0 5 0 11 1 0 .318
Mikie Mahtook (R) DET RF 41 103 9 27 14 5 1 4 3 0 25 1 0 .262

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Daniel Stumpf (L) DET RP 12 0 0 0 0 7.1 10 1 4 3 8 4.91 1.77
Anibal Sánchez (R) DET SP 13 2 0 0 0 32.0 41 10 24 12 31 6.75 1.66
Matt Boyd (L) DET SP 11 11 2 5 0 55.1 74 7 35 21 37 5.69 1.77
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 16 16 5 4 0 94.2 93 10 47 43 92 4.47 1.45
Justin Wilson (L) DET RP 31 0 3 3 7 29.1 18 4 9 12 43 2.76 1.02
Warwick Saupold (R) DET RP 14 0 1 1 0 22.1 17 3 6 2 16 2.42 0.99
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 5 0 1 1 0 3.1 5 0 6 3 5 16.20 2.70
Shane Greene (R) DET RP 37 0 1 2 0 35.1 26 3 14 16 38 3.57 1.25
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 14 14 4 5 0 77.1 88 8 40 33 74 4.66 1.58
Chad Bell (L) DET RP 8 0 0 0 0 19.1 16 3 5 6 16 2.33 1.19
Michael Fulmer (R) DET SP 14 14 6 6 0 93.0 84 4 34 23 71 3.29 1.16
Jordan Zimmermann (R) DET SP 15 15 5 5 0 86.1 101 20 53 27 60 5.53 1.49
Alex Wilson (R) DET RP 35 0 1 4 2 32.2 32 4 13 7 21 3.58 1.26
Blaine Hardy (L) DET RP 20 0 1 0 0 17.1 21 4 8 5 13 4.15 1.56

DEPTH CHART

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