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Tigers | Alex Avila unlikely to return to DET

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 12:12:04 -0700

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said re-signing C Alex Avila will not be an offseason priority and he expects his son to sign with another team. "Right now, (James) McCann is our starting catcher and (Bryan) Holaday is coming back but is out of options," Al Avila said. "Basically, Holaday has to be our backup catcher or he's out of options."

Fantasy Tip: Avila hit .191 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 67 games and actually had more walks (40) than hits (34) in 2015. Despite his paltry offensive production, he could be of interest to teams searching for a left-handed-hitting catcher who is also capable of playing first base.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez, James McCann out

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:12:05 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez and C James McCann are not in the lineup against Texas Rangers left-handed SP Cole Hamels Tuesday, Sept. 29. 1B Jefry Marte is starting at first base and batting sixth, while C Bryan Holaday is catching and hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Both Marte ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) and Holaday ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) won't give you much of a chance at cashing out on FantasyScore if you gamble on them against Hamels tonight.

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Tigers | James McCann out Monday

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:17:25 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not in the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader against Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija Monday, Sept. 21. C Bryan Holaday is behind the dish and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: It's in your best interests on FantasyScore to avoid Holaday ($1,700, 3.4% of cap), who is batting .259 (14-for-54) with one home run and 12 RBI in limited action this season.

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Tigers | James McCann is out against Rays

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:40:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 9. C Alex Avila is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has been an absolute disaster this season with an uninspiring .568 OPS. He does have a .333 on-base percentage against right-handed pitchers, though. Still, you should likely aim higher at FantasyScore Wednesday. Make sure to avoid McCann ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) Wednesday.

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Tigers | James McCann produces at the plate

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 14:10:13 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann went 3-for-4 with two RBI against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, Sept. 7.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) has struggled a bit after the All-Star break with a .230 batting average but will continue to receive regular playing time. McCann could be a solid starting option against certain opponents.

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Tigers | James McCann resting

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:30:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 4. C Bryan Holaday is behind the plate and is hitting eighth against Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin.

Fantasy Tip: You shouldn't be tempted to use Holaday ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) under any circumstances on FantasyScore this evening. There are other cheap catchers better equipped to return value as salary cap relievers tonight if you choose to go that route.

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Tigers | Alex Avila starting against Royals

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:53:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Yordano Ventura Wednesday, Sept. 2. C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($3,300,6.6% of cap) is having a disappointing season with a .178 batting average, and he is nothing more than a desperation option in AL-only, cavernous mixed and two-catcher formats. FantasyScore players can fade him without worry. McCann ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is currently struggling, too, as he has .194/.237/.292 slash line over his past 19 games.

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Tigers | Alex Avila starting behind the plate

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:25:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Cincinnati Reds SP Keyvius Sampson Monday, Aug. 24. C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) owns a .160/.299/.222 slash line over 97 plate appearances since he returned from the disabled list Friday, July 3. There is no reason to target him at FantasyScore, but if the salary fits in the endgame of lineup assembly, he has some upside hitting in a strong lineup. McCann ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has proven to be the better catcher for Detroit this season, and he is worth a look in two-catcher, AL-only and cavernous mixed formats.

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Tigers | Alex Avila starting vs. Texas

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:25:25 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis Friday, Aug. 21. C James McCann is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: It has been a disastrous season for Avila ($3,300, 6.6% of cap), as he is even struggling against righties with a .184/.331/.281 slash line. This will be just his seventh start in August, as McCann ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has been playing more regularly. McCann is having a solid season with a .270 batting average and respectable counting stats given he has only received 308 plate appearances. It is likely best to avoid Avila at FantasyScore Friday.

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Tigers | James McCann on the bench

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:17:15 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann is not in the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers Sunday, Aug. 16. C Alex Avila will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) started the last four games, so he is receiving a day off. Avila ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is hitting only .133 this month and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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