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Tigers | Alex Avila playing first base

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 12:31:21 -0700

Detroit Tigers C/1B Alex Avila will start at first base and bat eighth against Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman Saturday, Aug. 1. C James McCann will start behind the plate and bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is just 1-for-14 over the past week and is hitting .143 on the road in 70 at-bats this season. Avoid him at all costs in FantasyScore. On the other hand, McCann ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is hitting .261 over the past week and is hitting .288 away from Comerica Park, making him worthy of consideration for your lineup tonight.

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Tigers | Alex Avila out Thursday

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:09:10 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 30. C James McCann is behind the plate and is hitting seventh against Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is rather expensive for a backup catcher, but he is batting .280 (63-for-225) with four home runs and 24 RBI on the season. He remains more of a low-end catching commodity for daily gamers, though.

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Tigers | Alex Avila starting at 1B

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:06:32 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is starting at first base and hitting seventh against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Tuesday, July 28. That allows C James McCann to start behind the plate. McCann is hitting sixth in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) and McCann ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) don't really move the FantasyScore needle very much. Avila is hitting only .188 (21-for-112) with three home runs on the year. McCann has swung the bat a bit better (.289-4-24) and is probably the more intriguing value play at catcher at a slightly more expensive price.

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Tigers | Alex Avila playing first base

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:23:01 -0700

Detroit Tigers C/1B Alex Avila will start at first base and bat seventh against Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright Saturday, July 25, with C James McCann starting behind the plate and batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: This will be Avila's ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) seventh appearance and fifth start at first base this season. He is only batting .196 in 46 at-bats this month and is only hitting .161 away from Comerica Park, so he should be avoided in FantasyScore. McCann ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is batting .417 with a home run and seven RBIs through 36 at-bats this month and is worth consideration for FantasyScore lineups.

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Tigers | Alex Avila sitting out

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:58:36 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Mike Montgomery Wednesday, July 22. C James McCann will start at catcher and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) likely will return to the lineup in the next game or two. McCann ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) has recorded at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games with six multi-hit games during that span. He should be a solid starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Alex Avila sitting out

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:46:21 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP J.A. Happ Monday, July 20. C James McCann will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) likely is receiving a day off and will return in the near future. McCann ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting .360 in his limited playing time this month and has one home run and five RBI in that span. McCann could be a solid starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | James McCann receives start

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:57:03 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann will start at catcher against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Friday, July 17, and is batting seventh in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has seen limited playing time this month but still has at least one hit in each of his last seven games with seven RBI in that span. McCann could be a solid starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | James McCann catching Saturday

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 10:18:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann will bat seventh against Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes Saturday, July 11.

Fantasy Tip: Alex Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is receiving a scheduled day off. McCann ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is 6-for-15 during the month of July and is 1-for-2 in his career against Hughes. He's worth considering as an inexpensive catching option in FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Alex Avila sitting vs. lefty

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:14:45 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is not in the lineup against Seattle Mariners left-handed SP J.A. Happ Wednesday, July 8. C James McCann is behind the plate and hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) and Avila could be involved in some sort of timeshare at catcher moving forward, with Avila sitting against lefties. McCann has decent numbers against lefties this year (.317/.378/.561 in 41 at-bats), and he could be a successful sleeper pick on FantasyScore today while providing salary cap relief.

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Tigers | James McCann starting Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 06:50:08 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann will start behind the plate and hit seventh in the order Sunday, July 5, against the Toronto Blue Jays and RHP Marco Estrada. C Alex Avila will start at first base.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is 8-for-18 over his last four starts, and he hit one double, one triple and two home runs over that span. McCann can still offer some cap relief for FantasyScore owners, and he's an excellent option at the catcher position.

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