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Tigers | Joakim Soria thriving as closer

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:50:41 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joakim Soria is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and four saves in four chances since taking over as the closer for RP Joe Nathan (elbow).

Fantasy Tip: Soria should be owned in all leagues at this point, and given Nathan's shaky health and performance the last couple of years, Soria could definitely find himself pitching in the ninth inning a lot this season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Tony Paul


Tigers | David Price dominant Friday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:36:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price allowed four hits in eight innings while striking out nine and walking just two in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Price ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) has not allowed a run in 14 1/3 innings to start the 2015 season, and he's fanned 11 hitters. He is a strong FantasyScore option almost every time out, especially with a strong offense backing him.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis receives another start

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:25:57 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis is starting in left field and hitting ninth in the batting order against Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is getting the nod again since Victor Martinez (knee) is taking another day off. Despite hitting a home run Wednesday, Davis loses some fantasy appeal by dropping to the ninth spot. He also hit only .247 with four home runs in 312 at-bats against right-handers in 2014.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander won't start Tuesday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:00:22 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) won't make his season debut Tuesday, April 21, instead SP Kyle Lobstein will make his second start of the season. Verlander cut short his simulated game Wednesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($5,600, 11.2% of cap) has really come along slowly in his recovery from a strained triceps in his right arm. After such a long layoff from spring training, it isn't advised to use him in his season debut, whenever that may be. Lobstein ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) will be a midrange starting pitcher option on Tuesday against the New York Yankees at FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - George Sipple


Tigers | Victor Martinez to return Saturday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:57:14 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) will return to the lineup Saturday, April 18, against the Chicago White Sox, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has had several days to rest his troublesome knee, so he should be just fine for the rest of the weekend. Despite facing White Sox starter Chris Sale tomorrow, V-Mart may still be a good play at FantasyScore. Martinez is 15-for-29 (.517) with three homers and six RBI in his career against the southpaw batting from the right side.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - George Sipple


Tigers | Victor Martinez's knee still barking

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:40:35 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is out of the lineup Friday, April 17, due to soreness in his knee, according to manager Brad Ausmus. The team is hopeful Martinez can serve as a pinch-hitter.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart ($5,100, 10.2% of your cap) is likely questionable for the rest of the weekend against the Chicago White Sox. Rajai Davis ($2,700, 5.4% of your cap) already plays a fair amount, but he will probably be in the lineup while Martinez is out. He's a great low-end flyer on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Lynn Henning


Tigers | Victor Martinez out Friday

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:00:50 -0700

Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (knee) is out of the lineup Friday, April 17, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: V-Mart ($5,100, 10.2% of your cap) must still be affected by the knee ailment that crept up earlier in the week. Yoenis Cespedes ($4,200, 8.4%) gets the partial day off at DH and is a daily OF consideration on FantasyScore.

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Tigers | David Price on the hill Friday

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:40:44 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price is expected to start against the Chicago White Sox Friday, April 17.

Fantasy Tip: Price ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) hasn't allowed an earned run through two starts this season, and the White Sox are off to a slow start offensively, hitting .230 as a team and ranking 24th in runs scored. There is potential for a big game from Price, but he isn't a must-start option at FantasyScore at his high price tag on a night when there are plenty of options available.

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Tigers | David Price on scoreless streak

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:43:39 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price will start Friday, April 17, against the Chicago White Sox. He takes a 21 ⅔ regular season scoreless inning streak into the game. He hasn't allowed a run in his past three regular season starts.

Fantasy Tip: Price has been right lately for FantasyScore owners at $8,900 (or 17.8% of cap). He has also been right at Comerica Park, too, going 7-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 12 career appearances (10 starts), so shell out the big bumps for him Friday.

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Tigers | Joe Nathan will return to closer role

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:11:17 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) is expected to return to the closer role when healthy, according to manager Brad Ausmus. "That's the plan," Ausmus said Wednesday, April 15. "We'll see what happens, but that's the plan. The most important thing is to get him back. Our bullpen is stronger with Joe in it."

Fantasy Tip: Ausmus' endorsement is encouraging for Nathan owners, however those who added speculative shares of Joakim Soria shouldn't cut bait upon Nathan's return. Nathan, 40, has a lot of miles on his arm, and with an arm injury already on the books for 2015, he is at risk of losing his closing gig in short order.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Chris Iott


Tigers | Joe Nathan throws from 120 feet

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:47:24 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joe Nathan (elbow) threw from 120 feet Wednesday, April 15, and said he was "pleasantly surprised."

Fantasy Tip: While Nathan is worth stashing in a DL slot, there is no guarantee he'll return to the closer role. Joakim Soria has three saves and five games finished in Nathan's absence, and Soria has the better arm and pitching arsenal. Soria should be owned in all formats. Continue to check back for updates on Nathan's return timeline and for any announcements on his role when he does rejoin the club.

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


Tigers | Justin Verlander's sim game cut short

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:28:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) said his simulated game was cut short Wednesday, April 15, because of fatigue. He did not feel any pain or grabbing in his right shoulder and threw all his pitches, however he did cut back on throwing curve balls in the third inning.

Fantasy Tip: It is likely wise to avoid any temptation of starting Verlander in FantasyScore contests until he can return and pitch without restrictions. Plus, the jury is still out on whether Verlander can return to being a reliable starter. Taking a wait-and-see approach is likely best in all formats.

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


Tigers | Nick Castellanos showing more discipline

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:26:44 -0700

Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos is showing more plate discipline than he did in 2014. He already has four walks this season after not reaching four walks last year until June. Castellanos hit .400 (30-for-75) on the first pitch in 2014, and eight of his 11 homers came on the first pitch. "That's what makes me good," Castellanos said. "Staying aggressive. There's a fine line between being aggressive and being anxious. You want to stay aggressive on good pitches." He also said he is starting to lay off sliders and changeups that righties throw him that are out of the zone.

Fantasy Tip: Castellanos ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is off to a bit of a slow start in 2015, hitting .194 (6-for-31), but he does have a home run and a triple. Against the Pittsburgh Pirates and lefty Francisco Liriano Wednesday, Castellanos doesn't look too appealing at FantasyScore after hitting .237 with three of his eight home runs against lefties in 139 at-bats.

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


Tigers | Alex Avila resting Wednesday

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:23:40 -0700

Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed SP Francisco Liriano Wednesday, April 15. C James McCann is catching and hitting seventh in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: McCann ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has only 20 total major league at-bats to his name. He's a very weak daily play today against Liriano and the Pirates.

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Tigers | Rajai Davis starting again

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:18:56 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis is starting in center field and hitting leadoff for the second straight day against Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed SP Francisco Liriano Wednesday, April 15. OF Anthony Gose will start on the bench again.

Fantasy Tip: Davis ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is expected to start against lefties this year while in a platoon with Gose. Davis should be in consideration for a FantasyScore lineup spot today after hitting .356 with four of his eight home runs against lefties in 2014. He also has three stolen bases already this year.

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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
Avery Xavier OF
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
Cabrera Miguel 1B
Cain Nolan P
Carmosino Dominic P
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 P
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 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
Harris Brendan INF
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 INF
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 DH
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
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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 Hernan SS
Perez Marcelo P
Perry Ryan SP
Peter Kyle OF
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Peterson Brian C
Piantek Kurtis 1B
Piccola Zach P
Pina Manny C
Pounds Bryan 3B
Price David SP
Prince Josh OF
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 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
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Torres Christopher C
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Turley Josh P
Tyner Jason OF
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Vasquez Sendy P
VerHagen Drew P
Verlander Justin SP
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White Christopher OF
Wilson Alex RP
Wilson Joshua 2B
Wood Austin P
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Young Stephen 2B
Zeid Josh RP
Zell Danny P
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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
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