Detroit Tigers news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 04 May 2016 17:53:54 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez dropped to 3-3 after losing his latest start Wednesday, May 4, against the Cleveland Indians. He registered seven innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out seven.
Fantasy Tip: It won't go down officially as a quality start, but there's more good here than bad from the 32-year-old veteran. Tonight's outing actually marked a season-high in innings for Sanchez, and he also reached seven strikeouts in a game for the third time in six tries. His ERA may not look very desirable at the moment, but Sanchez is showing signs he can settle in comfortably.
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:09:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This is now the second time Verlander has given up seven runs in an outing this year in only six starts. While he now owns a 6.49 ERA, he's pitched better than that, as the rest of his outings have gone for quality starts, and he's averaging almost a strikeout per inning. Owners shouldn't give up on the former AL MVP and Cy Young winner just yet.
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:06:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCann's return likely returns Salty to more of a backup role, even though he hit six home runs with McCann sidelined. Neither backstop is anything more than a second catcher in two-catcher leagues, and Saltalamacchia's value for 2016 has likely already peaked.
Tue, 03 May 2016 11:02:59 -0700
Fantasy Tip: When McCann was on the DL, Jarrod Saltalamacchia took the starting job by force and ran with it, hitting six home runs and driving in 16. Salty is only hitting .233, though, and McCann figures to eventually take over the majority of starts behind the dish. However, McCann is simply a second catcher in two-catcher or AL-only setups.
Mon, 02 May 2016 12:01:11 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martinez currently leads the American League in OPS (1.072) and has 14 runs, five home runs and 18 RBI to start the season. He is well on his way to a huge rebound showing in 2016, and barring an injury, could be one of the biggest values of spring drafts. Start Martinez confidently going forward.
Mon, 02 May 2016 11:54:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moving to the American League was expected to hurt Zimmermann's fantasy value, especially after his negative regression in 2015 (3.66 ERA and 3.75 FIP). It hasn't been the case, though, and besides the underwhelming strikeout numbers (6.3 K/9), Zimmermann has been an excellent fantasy option thus far. View him as a solid mid-rotation arm for your fantasy roster going forward.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:09:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann's ERA actually rose to 0.55 to close out a brilliant April. He's pitching like an SP1 now and is a daily consideration whenever his turn comes up.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:36:13 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCann is just 2-for-15 with two RBI through his first four rehab games and may not receive as much playing time after he returns due to the performance of C Jarrod Saltalamacchia in his absence. Owners in all fantasy formats should avoid using McCann until he can demonstrate that he is completely healthy.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:06:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Although Iglesias is hitting .284 through his first 67 at-bats this year, he's only worth using in AL-only fantasy leagues because he's not much of a contributor for counting stats.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:06:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: After a strong start to the 2016 season, Saltalamacchia has cooled off recently, with just one hit in 13 at-bats over the past week. That being said, his six home runs and 15 RBI are nothing to sneeze at, so he's worth a flier in daily fantasy games.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:56:39 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Zimmermann is enjoying his crossover to the American League. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats and a solid option in DFS play, too.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:54:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McCann is having a difficult time at the dish in his rehab stint, hitting just .133 overall. Avoid him in all fantasy leagues and DFS play until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:54:02 -0700
Detroit Tigers OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) served as the designated hitter Friday, April 29, in a minor-league rehab game with Class AAA Toledo. He finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, three walks and four runs scored.
Fantasy Tip: Maybin looked tremendous in this one, and is looking like he is close to a return. Wait to see him officially return and knock off the rust before trusting him in AL-only leagues and DFS play.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:53:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martinez has posted multi-hit efforts in four of his past six, and he has hit safely in 11 of the past 13 games. He is hitting .353 (18-for-53) with eight runs scored, six doubles, three homers and 11 RBIs during the 13-game span. Needless to say he has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all formats and DFS play.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:52:53 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer allowed two earned runs, seven hits and a walk over five innings to win his major league debut Friday, April 29, against the Minnesota Twins. He struck out four batters while throwing 61 of his 93 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Fulmer is worth using in AL-only fantasy leagues and DFS, and he is a must-have in long-term keeper formats.
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