- JaCoby Jones
Good HR/FB rate for a ground ball leadoff hitter making this an interesting new bunch of Tigers. Surprisingly very good exit velocity and decent runner.
2. Niko Goodrum
Goodrum did nicely at the cleanup towards the beginning of the year of 2019 as he can get on base and steal a bag as well. Top 50 in speed ranking.
3. Miquel Cabrera
Good Hard hit contact and decent exit velocity. Can still hit a barrel every once in a while. One of the few to go only GPP on in DFS. Must lose weight! he knows it, so we’ll see.
4. CJ Cron
Impressive hard contact, exit velocity, and barrels, for a guy who’s been around for a few years and I believe has not hit stride as he’s hit value the last 2 years of play in DFS.
5. Christian Stewart
I believe Stewart can get his numbers up towards his minor league performance, as he had a grand slam doing well early on in 2019 but did not provide as much value down the stretch. This improved lineup will help.
6. Jonathan Schoop
As a groundball hitter his numbers with Min. jumped up for a number of reason, but at this spot in the lineup hard to believe it could go either way as a volatile play in DFS.
7. Jeimer Candelario
With bottomed out bottom of the barrel numbers there is some upside for the future as
8. Austin Romine
I know he’s a higher profile signee from the Yankees but it concerns me that his power is not diplayed more as he had only one decent ISO or pure pwr yr.
P1: Matt Boyd 29 yr old L
5.7 IPG, abotu 4.5 ERA, as they rank 28th last yr as a team with 5.24. 11.5 K/9 showing massive SO improvement last yr. Fastball slider specialist, does not use much curve, and is working on weight training to get stronger to be able to get better down the stretch.
P2: Spencer Turnbull: 27 yr old R
5.8 IPG, Good fastball and slider., is a so so matchup for lefties or righties batting against him.
P3: Jordan Zimmerman 33 yr old R
Only 4.8 IP per game. 1-13 record. not much K/9. Attack with Lefties at 2 homers/9!! He’s a placeholder for young guns stepping in.
P4: Daniel Norris 27 yr old L not a traditional starter, as he was limited to 3 innings per game in his last few outing, they have plans to use him a bit more with shortened season, resulting in more time for BP.
5 IPG, had a nice 2018 with over 10 K/9, so has upside in using him. 20 HR’s given up to Righties. Can attack with all hitters.
RHP: Casey Mize: Righty.
#1 overall pick in 2018, 3+ pitches and outstanding command. Was limited by his shoulder in his minor league results.
RHP: Matt Manning: cut his walk rate and hits per inning in 2019 going 11-5 with a 2.56 ERA in AA as a 21 yr old. Is up towards the level of Mize as a younger prospect.
OF: Riley Greene: widely considered the best pure hitter in the 2019 draft at 6’3″ 200 lbs. hitting .271 with 5 steals, and 29 HR’s across 3 levels of the minors being drafted 5th overall out of a florida high school.
FINAL thoughts. 1-18 vs. Cleveland.