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Tigers | Alex Avila returns to the lineup vs. Jays

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:35:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to the beginning of 2013, Avila has hit just .221 over 780 at-bats. Add that he last played almost two months ago, and there is no reason to start him in FantasyScore contests Friday. He is a low-end catcher in AL-only, cavernous mixed and two-catcher seasonal formats, too.

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Tigers | Anthony Gose batting in eight-hole

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:27:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Anthony Gose is batting eighth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the potential plus-matchup against Hutchison (8.92 ERA and a 5.66 FIP on the road), Gose ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been reeling at the plate. Over his past 25 games, Gose has a single multi-hit showing, a single extra-base hit, zero RBI and a .153/.200/.165 slash line.

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Tigers | Yeonis Cespedes batting second

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:22:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Yoenis Cespedes is batting second against Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Hutchison has a 8.92 ERA and a 5.66 FIP on the road this season, so Cespedes ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) has a plus-matchup in that regard. Cespedes is slumping, though. Over his past eight games, he is 5-for-35 with just three runs, four RBI and a .371 OPS. At his cap hit, FantasyScore players should view Cespedes as a high-risk, high-reward start in contests.

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Tigers | Ian Kinsler moved to leadoff spot

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:11:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler is batting first against Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: Hutchison has a 8.92 ERA and a 5.66 FIP on the road this season, so Kinsler ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) has a plus-matchup in that regard. Still, Kinsler is far from a lineup lock for FantasyScore players given his unimpressive current form (.208/.278/.292 slash line over the past 17 games).

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Tigers | Alex Avila close to returning

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:12:33 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) caught seven innings for Class AAA Toledo Wednesday, July 1, and he is 5-for-16 on his minor league rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is serving as the DH for Toledo today, and he could return to the Tigers this weekend if he doesn't have any setbacks. Avila is expected to share time behind the plate with James McCann ($3,000, 6.0% of cap). Avila is worth picking up in two-catcher or AL leagues if you're in need of a backstop. Hitting isn't his forte, though, and he doesn't have much power, so he'll be a mediocre catching option most days on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | Alfredo Simon shelled again

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:00:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Alfredo Simon allowed six runs on a career-high 15 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Simon ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) has been hit hard in three straight starts, allowing 18 earned runs over his last 14 2/3 innings. Avoid him at FantasyScore until he is able to turn things around.

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Tigers | Anthony Gose sitting vs. righty

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:32:52 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Anthony Gose is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 1. OF Rajai Davis is leading off against Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Gose ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is sporting a .365 OPS over his past 90 plate appearances, and he is in danger of losing playing time to Davis ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) going forward. Davis has a .348/.388/.587 slash line over his past 49 plate appearances with plenty of speed, and he is a viable FantasyScore option Wednesday.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis leading off vs. Pirates

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:43:40 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis is leading off against Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has a .348/.388/.587 slash line over his past 49 plate appearances and stands as an upside play for FantasyScore players when in the lineup, especially leading off. Just note, he faces a tall test againt Burnett Wednesday. In seasonal formats, there is a chance Davis begins to earn the majority of starts in center field with Anthony Gose ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) sporting a .365 OPS over his past 90 plate appearances. Davis' speed makes him a viable add in the majority of leagues, albeit currently, just a speculative one.

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Tigers | Alex Avila plays in rehab game

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:27:54 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) played in his fourth minor-league rehab game with Class AAA Toledo Tuesday, June 30. He was the designated hitter Tuesday, and is expected to catch Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Avila has been sidelined since May 8 due to a knee issue. FantasyScore players will want to see him officially return and prove his health in a full game or two before trusting him again.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander solid in no-decision

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:27:02 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed three runs - two earned - and six hits with five walks over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday, June 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also struck out three batters.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,300; or 10.6% of cap) still has the potential to be a solid FantasyScore option most nights, but he needs to re-gain his control.

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Tigers | J.D. Martinez continues power push

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:25:09 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez went 3-for-6 with a double, homer, two runs scored and two RBIs Tuesday, June 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also struck out three times.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,200; or 10.4% of cap) wrapped up the month of June with 11 home runs. He has been a huge FantasyScore option for an extended period, and he still comes with a nice price.

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Tigers | Jose Iglesias moving up in order?

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:14:58 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias might be moved up in the batting order, although manager Brad Ausmus has yet to make a move. Iglesias is fifth in the American League with a .330 average, but his average is helped out by 18 infield hits, which is fifth-most in the majors. "I have considered it, multiple times. There's always that question: Is a guy hitting what he's hitting because of where he's hitting? Ausmus said. "And would it change if you moved him?"

Fantasy Tip: Iglesias has been hitting fine for fantasy owners, and an infield hit is just as good as a sharp single to the outfield. FantasyScore players have loved Iglesias for his multiple hits and runs scored, and he might have more RBI chances if the table setters on the Tigers weren't slumping so badly.

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Tigers | Alex Avila could return this week

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:32:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) said his knee is feeling "fine," and he could return to the team by the end of the week. He caught in a minor league rehab game with Class AAA Toledo on back-to-back nights Sunday, June 28, and Monday, June 29. "I feel fine, I feel good," Avila said Monday night, after Toledo's 4-1 victory. "My knee feels good. My legs feel good. I have no complaints after today." He plans to be the designated hitter Tuesday, June 30, and catching again for Toledo Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Avila ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) will likely be eased back into the catching duties when he returns, meaning James McCann ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will still have a role. Avila isn't known for his bat, and he was hitting just .200 (12-for-60) before getting hurt. He'll be a weak FantasyScore option most nights, and he's only worth owning in two-catcher or AL-only leagues.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez producing

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:44:16 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez hit a three-run double in a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday, June 28, and he has 10 RBI in his last seven games.

Fantasy Tip: After battling injuries to start the year, Martinez ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is starting to round into form. As long as he is healthy, he is a solid mid-priced option at FantasyScore against most matchups.

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Tigers | James McCann hits walk-off

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:39:18 -0700

Detroit Tigers C James McCann went 2-for-4 with a game-winning, solo home run and two runs scored in a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Sunday, June 28, and he joined retired OF Tim Salmon as the only players with at least two game-winning home runs in the first 61 games of their career.

Fantasy Tip: Despite the walk-off homer, McCann ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) hasn't been doing much this month. His big games are too sporadic to warrant consideration at FantasyScore.

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Aguasvivas Juaner 1B
Ahearne Pat P
Airoso Kurt OF
Alburquerque Al RP
Alvarado Carlos P
Alvino Billy C
Amezquita Octavio SS
Andujar Billis P
Ardoin Kevin P
Augenstein Bryan RP
Averill Erik P
Avery James P
Avila Alex C
Baez William P
Baldwin Ancil P
Bale John P
Barnes Justin C
Baxter Jake P
Beattie Eric P
Belfiore Mike RP
Benitez Gabe P
Bernard Wynton OF
Berry Vincent OF
Borchering Bobby 3B
Bouchie Andy C
Bourquin Ronnie 3B
Bowen Joe C
Brackman Mark P
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
Cervenak Mike 3B
Cespedes Yoenis OF
Chamberlain Joba RP
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
Cruz Jordan OF
Cruz Nelson R. RP
Davis Brad C
Davis Rajai OF
De La Vara Gilbert P
DeLucia Dan P
Diaz Alvaro OF
Dlugach Brent SS
Douglas Brandon INF
Drucker Scot P
Dubee Michael P
Duffey Jack P
Durham Lance 1B
Dyer Shane SP
Eichhorn Kevin P
Encarnacion Jose P
Escobar Elys C
Farmer Buck SP
Faulk Kenny P
Feeney Trevor P
Fields Daniel SS
Finefrock Sean P
Finigan P.J. P
Ford Jacob 3B
Foster Jordan OF
Fraser Loren P
Gagnier Drew P
Garcia Ramon P
Gaynor Wade 3B
Gentzler Daniel P
Gerbe Jeff P
Gibson Tyler OF
Gilman Steven P
Gonzalez Alberto INF
Gonzalez Eduardo P
Gonzalez Enrique P
Gorzelanny Tom RP
Gose Anthony OF
Graham Andrew C
Graham Jason P
Green Austin P
Green Dean 1B
Greene Shane SP
Greiner Grayson P
Grosse Mike 2B
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
Hessman Mike INF
Hill Derek OF
Hill Shawn SP
Hodge Kevin P
Holaday Bryan C
Homer Christopher P
Huddleston Robert C
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
Kalita Tim P
Karnuth Jason P
Kellogg Micah P
Kenkel Rob P
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 Ian RP
Krol Noah P
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
Lobstein Kyle SP
Longley Drew C
Lontayo Alex P
Lorg Cale SS
Machado Dixon SS
Mahoney Collin P
Mantiply Joe P
Manus Michael P
Manzueta Jheyson P
Marte Jefry 3B
Martinez Francisco OF
Martinez Hector X. SS
Martinez J.D. OF
Martinez Victor 1B
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
Nathan Joe RP
Nesbitt Angel P
Newton Jordan C
Nickerson Jonah SP
Nicolas Cesar 1B
Norfleet Matthew P
Nowlin Billy C
O'Brien Matthew P
Ostlund Ian P
Ott Louis SS
Palacios Wilsen P
Palma Ricardo P
Paulino Brenny RP
Pearson Kyle P
Peeples Jamaal OF
Pereira Anthony SS
Perez Ezequiel P
Perez Marcelo P
Peter Kyle OF
Peterson Adam P
Peterson Brian C
Piantek Kurtis 1B
Piccola Zach P
Pina Manny C
Pounds Bryan 3B
Price David SP
Rainwater Josh P
Ramirez Hector X. SS
Ramirez Wilken 3B
Regas Kris P
Roberson Ryan 1B
Roberts Lionel 1B
Robertson Timothy P
Robowski Ryan P
Rochelle Kristopher C
Rodland Eric 2B
Rogers Brian RP
Rogers Joe P
Romine Andrew SS
Rondon Bruce RP
Ronz Kenon P
Rood Shawn SS
Ross Greg P
Royals Thomas P
Rush Eddie OF
Russo Kevin OF
Ryan Kyle SP
Samuels Zach P
Sanches Humberto P
Sanchez Anibal SP
Sanchez Eduardo RP
Sanchez Felix P
Santo Brian P
Satterwhite Cody RP
Schmack Brian RP
Schotts Austin SS
Simon Alfredo SP
Sleeth Kyle P
Smith Les OF
Sommer Luke OF
Sorensen Mark P
Soria Joakim RP
Speier Gabe P
Spring Daniel P
Startup Will RP
Steik Ricky P
Stein Keith OF
Stewart Christin OF
Stewart Jake OF
Stohr Tyler P
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
Turley Josh P
Tyner Jason OF
Valdez Ignacio OF
Valdez Jose RP
Vasquez Matt P
Vasquez Sendy P
VerHagen Drew P
Verlander Justin SP
Waddell Jason P
Wathan Derek INF
Weber Thad SP
Weber Tyler C
Wells Casper OF
Westlake Aaron 1B
White Christopher OF
Wilson Alex RP
Wilson Josh 2B
Wood Austin P
Wyatt Brent SS
Young Stephen 2B
Zeid Josh RP
Zell Danny P
Zumaya Richard P

Ausmus Brad MAN
Avila Al TO
Belliard Rafael TO
Billmeyer Mick TO
Brookens Tom TO
Clark Dave TO
Dombrowski Dave GM
Durham Leon TO
Fields Bruce TO
Jones Jeff PC
Joyner Wally TO
Lamont Gene TO
Leyland Jim TO
Maroth Mike TO
Martin Matt TO
Newhan David TO
Trammell Alan TO
Vizquel Omar TO

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