Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Tigers.2677502114.24
AL Central Division1st2nd1st4th
American League 2nd6th6th11th
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J. Upton
S. Moya
T. Collins
T. Collins
M. Mahtook
J. Jones
J. Upton
A. Romine
J. Martinez
S. Moya
T. Collins
J. Upton
N. Castellanos
A. Romine
J. Jones
M. Cabrera
D. Machado
J. Iglesias
A. Romine
D. Machado
Rotation
1. J. Verlander
2. M. Fulmer
3. J. Zimmermann
4. D. Norris
5. A. Sanchez
6. M. Boyd
7. M. Pelfrey
I. Kinsler
A. Romine
D. Machado
M. Cabrera
V. Martinez
A. Romine
DH
V. Martinez
S. Moya
J. Martinez
M. Cabrera
DL
None
J. McCann
A. Avila
  Bullpen
F. Rodriguez (CL)
B. Rondon
J. Wilson
S. Greene
A. Wilson
K. Ryan
B. Hardy
M. Pelfrey
J. Labourt
D. Stumpf
Last Updated: 03/28/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/2 vs. ATL
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
J. UptonLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
J. VerlanderP
 
10/1 vs. ATL
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
J. UptonLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. SaltalamacchiaC
J. IglesiasSS
J. ZimmermannP
 
9/30 vs. ATL
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
J. UptonLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
D. NorrisP
 
9/28 vs. CLE
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
J. UptonLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
 
9/27 vs. CLE
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
J. UptonLF
E. Aybar3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
I. Kinsler2B.2882883
C. MaybinCF.315443
M. Cabrera1B.31638108
V. MartinezDH.2892786
N. Castellanos3B.2851858
J. UptonLF.2463187
M. AvilesRF.21016
J. McCannC.2211248
J. IglesiasSS.255432
 
Notes
  • 107 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 7 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
6 Game(s)
I. Kinsler2B
J. MartinezRF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
N. Castellanos3B
J. UptonLF
C. MaybinCF
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
5 Game(s)
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
N. Castellanos3B
J. UptonLF
S. MoyaRF
J. SaltalamacchiaC
J. IglesiasSS
3 Game(s)
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
J. UptonLF
E. Aybar3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
3 Game(s)
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
J. UptonLF
J. McCannC
A. Romine3B
J. IglesiasSS
3 Game(s)
I. Kinsler2B
C. MaybinCF
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
N. Castellanos3B
J. UptonLF
M. AvilesRF
J. SaltalamacchiaC
J. IglesiasSS

 
 
 

Daniel Norris, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4269.13.382271
 
Injuries
Arm - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/28/17)
News
Norris said he was dealing with "dead arm" after allowing nine runs on 13 hits over three innings in Monday's spring game against Atlanta, Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports.

Norris was sending mixed messages after the game, as he said that he had no physical problems but also that his arm "feels like it weighs a million pounds." He also stated that he has had this problem in the spring in the past and that he doesn't believe it will carry into the regular season. We'll keep an eye on his status as Opening Day approaches, because the combination of dead arm and a disastrous start this close to the regular season is worthy of at least some concern.

Alex Wilson, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4073.02.96049
 
J.D. Martinez, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
120.3076922681
 
Injuries
Foot - Expected to be out until at least Apr 15 (Updated - 3/24/17)
News
Martinez (foot) sprained his lisfranc ligament and will be out 3-4 weeks, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

This is a tough blow for Martinez, who injured his foot making a diving catch in a recent Grapefruit League game. The 29-year-old will now head to the DL to start the season, with his return likely falling somewhere in mid-April. With his absence looming, JaCoby Jones and Steven Moya could possibly be short-term replacements in right field to start the season.

Steven Moya, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.25595110
 
News
With J.D. Martinez out for 3-4 weeks and set to begin the season on the DL, Steven Moya is a candidate to play right field, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports.

Moya filled in for Martinez for a long stretch last season, but he struggled at the plate and in the field. The 25-year-old is not doing anything to earn the role this spring, as he's slashing just .186/.205/.233 with no home runs. The Tigers could decide to use Mikie Mahtook and Tyler Collins in right while giving prospect JaCoby Jones a shot in center. Moya is out of options, so if the Tigers try to send him down after spring training, he will have to pass through waivers.

Dixon Machado, #49
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.1001000
 
Alex Avila, #31
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
57.213197110
 
James McCann, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
105.2213112480
 
JaCoby Jones, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.2143020
 
News
Jones is having a strong spring, and the injury to J.D. Martinez could open the door to the 25-year-old making the roster out of spring training, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Jones is not a candidate to replace Martinez in right field, but the Tigers could use Mikie Mahtook and Tyler Collins there. Both Mahtook and Collins were penciled into a center field platoon, so if they see some time in right, that could open the door to Jones in center. Jones, the No. 10 prospect in the Tigers' system, is slashing .324/.390/.568 through 18 spring training games. The organization wants to make sure he gets regular playing time, so if he does begin the year in the majors, expect him to get plenty of at-bats. He's someone to keep an eye on late in fantasy drafts or on the waiver wire.

Justin Wilson, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4558.24.14165
 
Bruce Rondon, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5236.12.97045
 
Justin Upton, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.2468131879
 
Jose Iglesias, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
137.255574327
 
Andrew Romine, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.236212168
 
Francisco Rodriguez, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3458.13.244452
 
Mike Pelfrey, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
410119.05.074656
 
News
Pelfrey said he is prepared for any role the Tigers give him, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

"Start, relieve. You want me to pinch-run? I'll do that, too. I don't care," Pelfrey said. "I just want to play. I want to be on the team. I want to pitch. Whatever they tell me, I'll do it." This is a good move on Pelfrey's part, as it appears Matt Boyd or Anibal Sanchez will win the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Pelfrey is guaranteed $8 million in the final season of his two-year contract, but even a roster spot isn't a sure thing at this point, as the loser of the Boyd/Sanchez battle could snag a bullpen spot as a long reliever.

Matt Boyd, #48
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
6597.14.532982
 
News
Boyd pitched five scoreless innings in Friday's spring training win over the Braves. He allowed three hits and struck out five.

Boyd continues to do everything he can to lock down the No. 5 spot in the rotation. He has a 2.49 spring training ERA, and he's struck out 21 while issuing zero walks. "He continues to pitch consistently well," manager Brad Ausmus told Jason Beck of MLB.com. "As well as anyone in camp." Boyd is battling veteran Anibal Sanchez for the spot.

Miguel Cabrera, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
158.31692381080
 
News
Cabrera (back) will man first base and bat third in the order during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Cabrera was able to take batting practice Saturday, which was good enough for the Tigers to sign off on his return to the lineup after back tightness had troubled him since he suited up for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. He's only expected to get two at-bats Sunday, as manager Brad Ausmus wants to keep Cabrera off his feet as much as possible.

Ian Kinsler, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
153.288117288314
 
Victor Martinez, #41
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
154.2896527860
 
Jordan Zimmermann, #27
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
97105.14.872666
 
Daniel Stumpf, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.010.8002
 
News
Stumpf allowed two hits and an earned run while retiring just one batter in Thursday's Grapefruit League loss.

The good news here is that Stumpf returned from a groin injury, but the bad news is that his spring ERA ballooned to 4.70 in the defeat. The southpaw remains a long shot to make the Detroit bullpen out of camp, but provides solid organizational depth as a hard-throwing lefty. Look for Stumpf to get plenty of opportunities at Triple-A Toledo if he fails to crack the roster.

Nick Castellanos, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.2855418581
 
Jairo Labourt, #--
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Kyle Ryan, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4255.23.07035
 
Shane Greene, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5460.15.82259
 
Michael Fulmer, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
117159.03.0642132
 
News
Fulmer will start the Tigers' fourth game of the season and home opener April 7 against the Red Sox, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

This was already hinted at, and now Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has confirmed Fulmer's first start. Ausmus said he wanted to push the young righty back in the rotation because the team "started him slower" this spring. Fulmer also missed some time due to a sprained ankle.

Tyler Collins, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
56.235144151
 
News
Collins (lat) went 1-for-3 with a home run in Saturday's spring training loss to Pittsburgh.

Collins had missed much of the past week with the injury, but looks back to full strength. He's competing with Mikie Mahtook and JaCoby Jones for playing time in center field. He's hitting just .220, but Saturday's performance will keep him in the mix.

Anibal Sanchez, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
713153.15.8753135
 
Justin Verlander, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
169227.23.0457254
 
Blaine Hardy, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1025.23.51020
 
Mikie Mahtook, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
65.195163110
 
News
With J.D. Martinez out 3-4 weeks, Mahtook is a candidate to play some in right field, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Mahtook was penciled into a center field platoon with Tyler Collins to begin spring training, but both are options to play in right. Mahtook played 18 games in right for Tampa Bay in 2016 and 23 in center. Mahtook got off to a terrible start this spring, as he was hitting just .074 through his first 12 games. Since then, he's been able to get the average up to .213, which should give the club at least some confidence that Mahtook can be a regular player. But he might not have the longest leash, especially with Martinez due back and prospect JaCoby Jones waiting in the wings.