2013 Tigers Hitting Projections

March 28, 2013
POSITION PLAYER HR RBI AVG OBP R SB
C Alex Avila 16 70 280 361 65 3
1B Prince Fielder 42 118 310 423 96 1
2B Omar Infante 9 53 285 329 79 10
3B Miguel Cabrera 40 128 337 420 116 5
SS Jhonny Peralta 19 76 279 330 62 1
LF Andy Dirks 14 64 294 349 72 7
CF Austin Jackson 18 70 304 390 102 16
RF Torii Hunter 21 82 287 359 80 5
DH Victor Martinez 17 100 317 378 83 0
C Brayan Pena 3 23 265 301 18 0
UT Don Kelly 7 36 258 298 25 7
IF Ramon Santiago 2 22 247 290 23 2
UT Matt Tuiasosopo 10 34 270 309 20 2
OF Quintin Berry 1 22 247 307 29 13
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2013 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Base

March 18, 2013

RANK

PLAYER

$

TIER

1

Joey Votto

36

1

2

Prince Fielder

34

1

3

Albert Pujols

33

1

4

Adrian Gonzalez

30

1

5

Billy Butler

28

2

6

Edwin Encarnacion

26

2

7

Freddie Freeman

22

2

8

Paul Konerko

19

3

9

Adam LaRoche

19

3

10

Anthony Rizzo

18

3

11

Paul Goldschmidt

16

3

12

Eric Hosmer

15

4

13

Ryan Howard

14

4

14

Allen Craig

14

4

15

Mark Teixeira

12

4

16

Ike Davis

11

4

17

Justin Morneau

11

4

18

Corey Hart

10

4

19

Brandon Belt

10

5

20

Brandon Moss

9

5

21

Kendrys Morales

9

5

22

Lance Berkman

8

5

23

Chris Davis

8

5

24

Garrett Jones

8

5

25

Mark Reynolds

7

5

26

Chris Parmelee

7

5

27

Chris Carter

6

5

28

Justin Smoak

5

5

29

Mitch Moreland

5

5

30

Tyler Colvin

4

5

31

Brett Wallace

4

5

32

Carlos Pena

3

6

33

James Loney

2

6

34

Yonder Alonso

2

6

35

Adam Lind

2

6

36

Todd Helton

1

6

37

Gaby Sanchez

1

6

38

Casey Kotchman

1

7

39

Tyler Moore

1

7

40

Darin Ruf

1

7

41

Mike Adams

1

7

42

Ty Wiggington

0

7

43

Brett Pill

0

7

44

Mike Carp

0

7

45

Daric Barton

0

7


MLB HR Derby Predictions

July 8, 2012

Round 1
AL
Jose Bautista 7 HR
Robinson Cano 9 HR
Prince Fielder 8 HR
Mark Trumbo 5 HR
NL
Carlos Beltran 3 HR
Matt Kemp 6 HR
Andrew McCutchen 6 HR
Carlos Gonzalez 5 HR
Swing Off- Kemp over McCutchen

Round 2
Jose Bautsita 8 HR (15 HR)
Robinson Cano 5 HR (14 HR)
Prince Fielder 17 HR (25 HR)
Matt Kemp 6 HR (12 HR)

Finals
Prince Fielder 9 HR (36 HR) over Jose Bautsita 8 HR (23 HR)


Tigers Quarter Mark

May 20, 2012

THE IDEA: Famous Tigers Manager Sparky Anderson said you will know a lot about your team after 40 games, that’s true a lot of the time, but not always as proven by the 2011 Tigers
THE LOOK SO FAR: They are 20-21 through 41 games, but last season they struggled like this too and they have some slow starters that are starting to hit and pitch better such as Fielder, Young, Valverde and Scherzer.  Now just Avila and Peralta plus the bottom of the order, which it will sort out and the Tigers will win at least 90 games, very likely more and along with the line-up the bullpen will get a bit better at least and some acquisitions could boost the team a lot.  The rotation is really taking shape and the five arms in it, I like a lot.  This team is still good, they just need to put it all together for a few game and it will all take off, just like last year.  They might have already done that with Verlander and Scherzer’s great games and we will see if they can build a winning streak on this road trip, which could turn them around.
WHO’S HOT?
Miguel Cabrera: Average will rise and so will OBP, but he’s here for being the top offensive performer like usual and being above average, slightly, at third base.  He’s done what everyone’s expected and more, and he will do even better too.
Austin Jackson: He is hitting like 2010 again and with power, and that is the real Jackson and his defense is as good as usual
Andy Dirks: His will cool down a little bit but his power will stay and he will still hit very well.  He can stay in LF and may be able to keep starting and he’s been great
Justin Verlander: You know why he’s here
Drew Smyly: He wills struggle some, but for the most part he’s a dominant lefty and that’s what he will develop into too and he will be very useful this year
WHO’S COLD?:
Jose Valverde: Will warm-up
Prince FIelder: Not cold but will warm-up
Alex Avila: Will warm-up
Ryan Raburn- Second half will be his
Delmon Young- Will warm-up, do decent
Jhonny Perlata: Will warm-up
RECAP: Boesch will also be a big and good factor and the first 40 games aren’t that telling this year, this tigers team will heat up and June and July could be some of it’s best months.


Tigers Hitters: Going Up, Down, or Same?

April 18, 2012

Austin Jackson: Same
Brennan Boesch: Up
Miguel Cabrera: Up
Prince Fielder: Up
Delmon Young: Same
Alex Avila: Up
Jhonny Peralta: Same
Ramon Santiago: Up
Ryan Raburn: Up
Brandon Inge: Up
Gerald Laird: Down
Don Kelly: Same
Andy Dirks: Up
Jackson is becoming a great leading guy find Fielder and Cabrera should get better by the end of the month and get their power back with it. Boesch should click with them. Behind them contributions big and small should be made and Avila, Young and Peralta will keep it going. This offense will get going big and tear it up all summer.


Tigers Predictions for 2012

April 11, 2012

MVP: 3B Miguel Cabrera
CY: SP Justin Verlander
Breakout Player: SP Rick Porcello and OF Brennan Boesch
Chance at Dissapointing: Nobody really bad but if I had to pick one guy, Brandon Inge
Rising: OF Austin Jackson
Falling: 2B Brandon Inge
Chance at 100 Wins: 65%
Better:
Benoit or Valverde: Valverde
Fielder or Cabrera: Cabrera
Young or Peralta: Young
Avila or Young: Avila
Scherzer or Porcello: Porcello
Boesch or Jackson: Jackson, in a really close one
Home Runs Hit: 209
Verlander K’s: 268
Valverde saves: 42
Benoit Holds: 30
Jackson K’s: 144
Boesch HR: 22
Cabrera AVG: .347
Avila Games Caught: 127
Fielder HR: 45

Note: Inge could still make some contributions this year


Tigers Spring Thoughts

April 2, 2012

I went to the Tigers home spring finale today and I saw a lot of good things, here’s a recap of some thoughts.
1. Andy Dirks should get the final spot on the roster and if he doesn’t Worth should
2. Austin Jackson can really hit well and this year and beyond could be his if he cuts his strikeouts and is aggressive at good pitches and not bad ones
3. Drew Smyly could be huge as a fifth starter and he looked amazing today. Didn’t see anything really bad about him
4. Prince Fielder can hit some really, historically long homers and has some HUGE power, I wouldn’t be surprised if he had another 50 HR season, Comerica won’t harm is homer numbers much at all
5. This offense can really click and do big things and the defense doesn’t look to bad
6. Tyler Collins looked good as a prospect note
7. Brett Cecil will probably be streaky, the AL East isn’t the best place for him.
8. Deleon Young will have a big contract year
9. Both teams look and are good but the Tigers are better and will show it.