Detroit Tigers Starting Roster: STAT Cast Breakdown

C: Grayson Greiner:

Not worth mentioning here, bottom of the barrel hitter and defense does not help him.

1B: Jeimer Candelario

With bottomed out bottom of the barrel numbers there is some upside for the future as he has shown flashes with a Boost in hard contact power from last year’s results. He’s a switch hitter.

2B: Willie Castro

AS one of the hottest hitters in the spring, he’s had a high BAPIP and he can also hit from both sides. .340+ vs. L or R.

3B: Issac Paredes

A former shortstop will now provide possible corner infield value for fantasy leagues as he has power and patience at the plate.

SS: 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. The downside is that IS strikeout prone. Another switch hitter, however he bats better from the right.

LF: Robbie Grossman

Grossman can show solid hitting and value in all areas of batting in a mature way at the plate. Not much known for fielding.

CF: 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. He is developing nicely with an .835 OPS. His discipline has made him into one of best CF hitters at least based on the small sample of 2020.

OF/DH: Nomar Mazara

A very consistent career HR producer of about 19 HR’s, he’s put together a nice 4 yr carer at only 24. There is massive upside as as well as he had the 505ft blast, which came in 1st among all Max HR distance. His numbers popped up a bit overall from the previous seasons of course. This does not include 2020 results.

DH: 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. Still unbelievably a top 10 hitter in terms average exit velocity.

OF: 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.

Renato Nunez  R 26 3b/dh

Has potential to increase his exit velocity. His .216 ISO 31 HR season did not seem like a fluke. Also a good spot for DFS on this salary saver team. BA avg low but wOBA of .323 not bad.

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.

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.

P3/4 Michael Fulmer

Though he is recovered from Tommy John, we will just have to wait and see if his stuff is worthy of a rotation spot on a team that produces aces.

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.

Tarik Skubal: LHP

Has nice potential with the high 90 Fastball.

 

Prospects:

RHP: Casey Mize:  RHP

#1 overall pick in 2018, 3+ pitches and outstanding command. Was limited by his shoulder in his minor league results. Specializes in the splitter.

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.

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