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Tigers | DET negotiating with J.D. Martinez

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:26:16 -0800

The Detroit Tigers are still hoping to agree to a one- or two-year deal with OF J.D. Martinez in order to avoid salary arbitration.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez is looking for a one-year deal worth $8 million in arbitration, while the Tigers have countered with a $6 million offer. The 28-year-old hit .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs in 158 games last season and makes a solid OF2 in traditional fantasy leagues, especially since he's in the prime of his career.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jon Paul Morosi


Tigers | Justin Verlander gained velocity in games

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:48:32 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander's fastball averaged 92.8 mph the first time through the order in 2015, 93.6 mph the second time through and 94.0 mph the third time through. He also used his fastball less as games went on. He used it 66.4% of the time the first time through, 53.7% the second time and 55.3% of the time the third time through the order. While Verlander gained velocity on his fastball, which he threw less often the deeper in the game he went, he got hit harder as the game went on. He allowed a .497, .705 and a .709 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, respectively, the first three times through the order. He had a 22.3% strikeout rate with the fastball last year, his highest ever, and much better than his career mark of 17.4%. Verlander often used a high-spin fastball high in the zone to get swing-and-misses.

Fantasy Tip: So while Verlander's velocity was down to 93.5 mph last season, there are still encouraging signs he can still be a high-quality pitcher at 33. Verlander can probably be had as an SP3 in drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mike Petriello


Tigers | Bruce Rondon battling illness

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:49:39 -0800

Detroit Tigers RP Bruce Rondon (illness) recently became infected with the chikungunya virus, which is an illness that is transmitted to people through mosquitoes, according to general manager Al Avila. He is expected to be completely healthy by the opening of spring training camp.

Fantasy Tip: As a result of the club's offseason acquisition of Francisco Rodriguez, Rondon will no longer be counted on to close games, although he could see an occasional save opportunity here and there. The 25-year-old right-hander went 1-0 with a 5.81 ERA, 1.613 WHIP and five saves in 35 appearances last season and isn't worth monitoring outside of AL-only leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Aaron McMann


Tigers | J.D. Martinez eyeing a long-term deal

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:26:54 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez wants to sign a long-term contract to remain with the organization for the remainder of his career. "This team gave me the opportunity and I would love to stay here as long as I can and hopefully finish my career next to Miggy (Miguel Cabrera), next to Victor (Victor Martinez) and stuff like that," Martinez said. "That would be awesome and something that I would love."

Fantasy Tip: Martinez has put together two consecutive monster fantasy seasons, and in the heart of his prime, stands to have another huge showing in 2016. He moves the needle significantly across runs, home runs, RBI and batting average, and Martinez is an excellent target after the top-tier outfielders come off the board on draft day. That said, Martinez wasn't far from a top-tier contributor in 2015.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Katie Strang


Tigers | Justin Upton's lineup placement

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:16:12 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton could hit second, fifth or sixth in the lineup this year, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has serious power and is in a much better offense than he was with the San Diego Padres last year. He's also in a better hitting environment. Consider him a high-end second fantasy outfielder in 2016.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech


Tigers | Justin Upton to play left field

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:06:43 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton is expected to play left field in 2016. Upton hit just .191 with three of his 26 home runs against left-handed pitching with the San Diego Padres last year. However, he's hit .324 in nine games in his career at Comerica Park, which is his third-best batting average in any stadium in which he's played a minimum of five games.

Fantasy Tip: Upton's fantasy value only goes up with the move to Detroit in a much better hitting environment and in a much better offensive lineup. He should be seen as a high-end second outfielder on draft day this spring.

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Tigers | Justin Upton lands over $130 million

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:04:44 -0800

Updating a previous report, free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) agreed to a six-year, $132.75 million deal with the Detroit Tigers with an opt-out clause after two years.

Fantasy Tip: J-Up will be among the best lineup he has been around in his career and should have the chance for a monster year. Upton is a high-end OF2 in fantasy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Tigers | Justin Upton headed to Motown

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:54:10 -0800

The Detroit Tigers and free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) have agreed to a six-year deal Monday, Jan. 18. If completed, the deal would be for more than $125 million.

Fantasy Tip: Upton hit just .251 in his only season in San Diego, but posted 26 doubles, 26 homers and 81 RBIs with 19 steals in 150 games. It will be his first time in the American League after three stops with NL teams. He is a solid source of power and steals for fantasy owners in 2016, and his numbers should be similar in another pitcher-friendly home park like Comerica Park.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Tigers | J.D. Martinez files for salary arbitration

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:49:09 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez has filed for salary arbitration. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $8 million while the team has countered with a $6 million offer.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez had a career year in 2015, batting .282 with 38 home runs and 102 RBIs in 158 games while making the All-Star team for the first time. The 28-year-old should be one of the first outfielders selected in fantasy drafts this spring.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman


Tigers | Jose Iglesias avoids arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:48:54 -0800

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with the team Friday, Jan. 15. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Iglesias missed around the last month of the 2015 season but still posted a solid .300 batting average. Iglesias should not be a big fantasy option this season but could be selected in AL-only leagues.

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Tigers | Detroit still interested in Yoenis Cespedes?

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 17:38:21 -0800

The Detroit Tigers may be waiting for the asking price of free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) to drop before pursuing him this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is likely to be one of the first outfielders taken in next year's drafts because of his power and speed, regardless of what uniform he's wearing. However, fantasy owners should take caution to avoid drafting him too high based on his performance with the Mets during the second half of last season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale


Tigers | Mike Aviles joins Tigers

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:13:46 -0800

Free-agent SS Mike Aviles (Indians) agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers Friday, Dec. 18, according to sources. Aviles hit .231 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 98 games with the Cleveland Indians in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Aviles' real-life value comes as a super-utility player that can play basically everywhere in the infield. He'll strictly be a bench guy for Detroit, most likely. He has limited power and doesn't do anything exceptionally well, so he's only a depth piece in really deep AL-only formats.

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Tigers | Detroit has no interest in Nick Swisher

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:06:33 -0800

The Detroit Tigers said no when the Atlanta Braves asked them about their interest in OF Nick Swisher.

Fantasy Tip: Swisher is more of a platoon player at this point in his career, but he has some appeal because of his ability to play both the outfield and first base. His power numbers have declined significantly in the last two years, too, as he's dealt with a plethora of injuries. Swisher is really only of interest in single-universe leagues or on FantasyScore because of a juicy matchup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech


Tigers | Detroit wants to extend J.D. Martinez

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 15:18:21 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez is likely to receive a contract-extension offer, according to general manager Al Avila.

Fantasy Tip: Following a breakout second half in 2014, Martinez posted 93 runs, 38 home runs and 102 RBI with a .282/.344/.535 slash line last year. He is worth grabbing in the early rounds of drafts this spring, especially with him in the heart of his prime.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony Fenech


Tigers | Detroit out on Yoenis Cespedes, Alex Gordon

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 14:36:42 -0800

Free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) and Alex Gordon (Royals) will not sign with the Detroit Tigers, according to general manager Al Avila.

Fantasy Tip: Cespedes is the more attractive fantasy option and has consecutive 100-RBI seasons with 57 home runs during the span. Gordon is a solid category filler -- .281/.359/.450 slash line with an average of 82 runs, 35 doubles, 18 home runs, 72 RBI and 10 stolen bases over the past five season -- who can provide nice value from the late middle rounds of drafts. Check back for updates on where the two sign.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale


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Detroit Tigers Player News

Aguasvivas Juaner 1B
Ahearne Pat P
Airoso Kurt OF
Alvarado Carlos P
Alvino Billy C
Amezquita Octavio SS
Andujar Billis P
Ardoin Kevin P
Augenstein Bryan RP
Averill Erik P
Avery James P
Aviles Mike SS
Baez William P
Baldwin Ancil P
Bale John P
Barnes Justin C
Baxter Jake P
Beattie Eric P
Benitez Gabe P
Bernard Wynton OF
Berry Vincent OF
Borchering Bobby 3B
Bortnick Tyler 2B
Bouchie Andy C
Bourquin Ronnie 3B
Bowen Joe C
Boyd Matt SP
Brackman Mark P
Britton Drake SP
Brown Curtis OF
Bumstead Nathan P
Burrows Beau P
Cabrera Miguel 1B
Cain Nolan P
Carmosino Dominic P
Casilla Alexi 2B
Cassavechia Nick P
Castellanos Nick 3B
Castillo Lendy P
Cervenak Mike 3B
Christman Tim P
Clelland Edward P
Collet Cody C
Collier Tommy P
Collins Tyler OF
Colvin Brooks SS
Conn Tyler P
Cordova Jorge P
Cosme Caonabo INF
Crabtree Tim P
Crichton Erik P
Crotta Michael RP
Cruz Jordan OF
Cruz Nelson R. RP
Davis Brad C
De La Vara Gilbert P
DeLucia Dan P
Diaz Alvaro OF
Diaz Argenis SS
Dlugach Brent SS
Douglas Brandon INF
Drucker Scot P
Dubee Michael P
Duffey Jack P
Durham Lance 1B
Dyer Shane SP
Eaves Kody 2B
Eichhorn Kevin P
Encarnacion Jose P
Escobar Elys C
Farmer Buck SP
Faulk Kenny P
Feeney Trevor P
Fernandez Anthony SP
Field Thomas 2B
Finefrock Sean P
Finigan P.J. P
Ford Jacob 3B
Foster Jordan OF
Fraser Loren P
Fulmer Michael P
Gagnier Drew P
Garcia Ramon P
Gaynor Wade 3B
Gentzler Daniel P
Gerbe Jeff P
Gibson Tyler OF
Gilman Steven P
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Gonzalez Eduardo P
Gonzalez Enrique P
Gose Anthony OF
Graham Andrew C
Graham Jason P
Green Austin P
Green Dean 1B
Greene Shane SP
Greiner Grayson P
Grosse Mike 2B
Guilmet Preston RP
Gulliver James SS
Guzman Agustin 2B
Hahn Jeffrey P
Hanzawa Troy SS
Hardy Blaine P
Harrigan Brandon C
Haske Mark SS
Henkel Rob P
Henriquez Oscar P
Hensen Brian P
Hernandez Hector OF
Hernandez Michael OF
Hess Andrew P
Hess Kevan P
Hill Derek OF
Hill Shawn SP
Hodge Kevin P
Holaday Bryan C
Homer Christopher P
Huddleston Robert C
Huffman Chad OF
Iglesias Jose SS
Inglin Jeff OF
Jacobsen Tyler P
Jaime Carmelo 2B
James Mike RP
Johnson Gabe C
Johnson Mark J. P
Jones Brandon OF
Jones JaCoby SS
Kalita Tim P
Karnuth Jason P
Kellogg Micah P
Kenkel Rob P
Kensing Logan RP
Ketchner Ryan P
Kibler Jonathan P
Kinsler Ian 2B
Kirkland Kody 3B
Kite Josh P
Konecny Daniel P
Kopp David P
Krizan Jason OF
Krol Noah P
Labourt Jairo P
Laffita Leonardo SS
LaLuna Michael P
Lamont Wade 1B
Larez Victor P
Laster Jeremy OF
Lee Joshua 1B
Lemon Marcus 2B
Lennerton Jordan 1B
Leyland Patrick C
Lindsey John 1B
Longley Drew C
Lontayo Alex P
Lopez Rafael C
Lorg Cale SS
Lowe Mark RP
Machado Dixon SS
Mahoney Collin P
Mantiply Joe P
Manus Michael P
Manzueta Jheyson P
Martinez Francisco OF
Martinez Hector X. SS
Martinez J.D. OF
Martinez Victor 1B
Mayberry Jr. John OF
Maybin Cameron OF
McBride Macay P
McCann James C
McGorty John 1B
McIntyre Nicolas 2B
McRae Aaron C
Meador James OF
Mears Chris SP
Melian Jackson OF
Meran Jorge C
Mercedes Melvin RP
Mesa Eliezer OF
Middleton Cory 3B
Miller Cole C
Monasterios Carlos P
Moody Nolan P
Morrison Mike P
Moya Steven OF
Murrian John C
Nardozzi Paul P
Nesbitt Angel P
Newton Jordan C
Nickerson Jonah SP
Nicolas Cesar 1B
Norfleet Matthew P
Norris Daniel SP
Nowlin Billy C
O'Brien Matthew P
Ostlund Ian P
Ott Louis SS
Palacios Wilsen P
Palma Ricardo P
Paredes Willy P
Paulino Brenny RP
Paulino Felipe SP
Pearson Kyle P
Peeples Jamaal OF
Pelfrey Mike SP
Pereira Anthony SS
Perez Ezequiel P
Perez Marcelo P
Peter Kyle OF
Peterson Adam P
Peterson Brian C
Piantek Kurtis 1B
Piccola Zach P
Pounds Bryan 3B
Rainwater Josh P
Ramirez Hector X. SS
Ramirez Wilken 3B
Regas Kris P
Roberson Ryan 1B
Roberts Lionel 1B
Robertson Timothy P
Robinson Trayvon OF
Robowski Ryan P
Rochelle Kristopher C
Rodland Eric 2B
Rodriguez Francisco RP
Rogers Brian RP
Rogers Joe P
Romine Andrew SS
Rondon Bruce RP
Ronz Kenon P
Rood Shawn SS
Royals Thomas P
Rush Eddie OF
Russo Kevin OF
Ryan Kyle SP
Saltalamacchia Jarrod C
Samuels Zach P
Sanches Humberto P
Sanchez Anibal SP
Sanchez Eduardo RP
Sanchez Felix P
Santo Brian P
Satterwhite Cody RP
Schierholtz Nate OF
Schmack Brian RP
Schotts Austin SS
Sleeth Kyle P
Smith Les OF
Sommer Luke OF
Sorensen Mark P
Spring Daniel P
Startup Will RP
Steik Ricky P
Stein Keith OF
Stewart Christin OF
Stewart Jake OF
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Stokes David P
Tata Jordan P
Taylor Londell OF
Thomas Devin X. C
Thornton Thomas P
Timm Brandon OF
Todd Jade P
Tomey Anthony RP
Torrealba Steve C
Torres Christopher C
Trzesniak Nick C
Tulk Robert OF
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Tyner Jason OF
Upton Justin OF
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Valdez Ignacio OF
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Vasquez Sendy P
VerHagen Drew P
Verlander Justin SP
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Weber Tyler C
Wells Casper OF
Westlake Aaron 1B
White Christopher OF
Wilson Alex RP
Wilson Justin RP
Wood Austin P
Wyatt Brent SS
Young Stephen 2B
Zeid Josh RP
Zell Danny P
Zimmermann Jordan SP
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Avila Al GM
Belliard Rafael TO
Billmeyer Mick TO
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Durham Leon TO
Fields Bruce TO
Joyner Wally TO
Lamont Gene TO
Leyland Jim TO
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Maroth Mike TO
Martin Matt TO
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