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2017 RECAP

Record: 11 - 12

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 13 10
2 Chicago White Sox 13 9
3 Detroit Tigers 11 12
4 Minnesota Twins 11 11
5 Kansas City Royals 7 15

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 DET C 6 22 4 9 6 3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 .409
Álex Ávila DET C 14 33 6 12 9 2 0 4 7 1 10 0 0 .364
James McCann DET C 17 55 7 9 11 0 0 5 9 0 13 0 0 .164

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 16 56 7 15 9 2 0 3 7 2 14 0 1 .268

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Ian Kinsler DET 2B 22 82 18 18 8 2 1 3 15 0 16 1 0 .220

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Nick Castellanos DET 3B 23 94 15 21 13 5 3 3 8 0 30 0 0 .223

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Dixon Machado DET SS 9 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 .118
José Iglesias DET SS 16 56 7 12 5 5 0 1 2 0 6 3 0 .214
Andrew Romine DET SS 18 56 8 14 5 4 0 1 2 0 13 0 3 .250

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Upton DET LF 20 66 13 18 14 4 0 4 10 1 22 2 1 .273

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
JaCoby Jones DET CF 16 40 4 6 4 1 1 1 4 0 19 1 1 .150
Tyler Collins DET CF 18 61 10 18 5 3 0 1 4 0 15 0 1 .295

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Jim Adduci DET RF 5 17 3 7 2 2 1 0 1 0 5 1 0 .412
Mikie Mahtook DET RF 14 31 4 6 3 2 0 1 3 0 10 0 0 .194

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
William Cuevas DET RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 3 0 4 0 1 108.00 9.00
Justin Verlander DET SP 5 5 1 2 0 29.1 28 3 15 13 30 4.60 1.40
Justin Wilson DET RP 12 0 1 1 1 10.2 2 1 2 4 17 1.69 0.56
Michael Fulmer DET SP 5 5 2 1 0 31.0 22 4 11 9 26 3.19 1.00
Joe Jimenez DET RP 5 0 0 0 0 4.1 5 2 6 2 5 12.46 1.62
Kyle Ryan DET RP 8 0 0 0 0 5.2 9 0 5 6 1 7.94 2.82
Shane Greene DET RP 10 0 0 0 0 8.1 8 0 2 7 9 2.16 1.80
Anibal Sánchez DET RP 7 0 0 0 0 14.2 26 6 16 8 15 9.82 2.32
Matt Boyd DET SP 5 5 2 1 0 25.2 25 3 11 13 19 3.86 1.48
Francisco Rodríguez DET RP 9 0 1 2 6 8.2 14 3 6 1 9 6.23 1.85
Daniel Norris DET SP 4 4 1 2 0 21.0 26 1 11 11 15 4.71 1.76
Warwick Saupold DET RP 2 0 0 0 0 4.1 3 3 3 2 5 6.23 1.15
Jordan Zimmermann DET SP 4 4 2 1 0 22.2 29 4 16 7 11 6.35 1.59
Bruce Rondon DET RP 3 0 0 1 0 1.1 4 0 6 2 1 40.50 5.25
Alex Wilson DET RP 10 0 0 1 1 9.1 8 1 3 3 6 2.89 1.29
Blaine Hardy DET RP 5 0 1 0 0 5.1 6 1 2 1 6 3.38 1.31

2017 PROJECTIONS

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