Burning Fantasy Baseball Questions: Detroit Tigers

by Nicholas Minnix on January 2, 2013 @ 17:58:53 PDT


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How do Avisail Garcia and Nick Castellanos figure into rotisserie plans?

GM Dave Dombrowski has made it clear that each may have an opportunity to win a platoon role with left-handed batter Andy Dirks in left field if the Tigers don't bring in a veteran to perform that task. Considering Garcia's age (21), lack of experience beyond Double-A ball and areas in need of improvement, it's highly unlikely that he'd either win that competition or benefit from being in it if he did. The case of Castellanos (21 in March) is extremely similar, aside from his void of major league experience.

The Tigers have been unafraid to promote talented prospects in the past, so a summer call-up for one, the other or both is on the table. For that reason, each might be worth stashing in AL-only leagues. A viable roto contribution from either in 2013 is unlikely, though.

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Minnix is baseball editor and a fantasy football analyst at KFFL. He plays in LABR and Tout Wars and won the FSWA Baseball Industry Insiders League in 2010.

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