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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DETROIT TIGERS

2015 PROJECTED STARTERS



As of 4/6/2015;


Catcher:                                    ALEX AVILA                                        L/R  Age 28
First Base:                                MIGUEL CABRERA                             R/R  Age 32
Second Base:                            IAN KINSLER                                       R/R  Age 32
Third Base:                               NICK CASTELLANOS                         R/R  Age 22
Shortstop:                                 JOSE IGLESIAS                                    R/R  Age 25
Left Field                                 YOENIS CESPEDES                             R/R  Age 29
Center Field:                            ANTHONY GOSE                                 L/L  Age 24
Right Field:                              JD MARTINEZ                                      R/R  Age 27
DH:                                          VICTOR MARTINEZ                            S/R  Age 36  

Batter Bench Notable:              RAJAI DAVIS                                       R/R  Age 34

Starting Pitcher 1:                     DAVID PRICE                                     L/L Age 29
Starting Pitcher 2:                     JUSTIN VERLANDER                        R/R Age 32
Starting Pitcher 3:                     ANIBAL SANCHEZ                            R/R Age 31
Starting Pitcher 4:                     ALFREDO SIMON                              R/R Age 33
Starting Pitcher 5:                     SHANE GREEN                                     R/R Age 26

Closer:                                      JOE NATHAN                                      R/R Age 40

Pitcher Bench Notable:             BRUCE RONDON                              R/R Age 24

NOTABLE INJURIES: JUSTIN VERLANDER and BRUCE RONDON start the season on the DL but are expected to be back by late April.

PROJECTION:  2ND in the AL Central with 83 wins.

MVP:         MIGUEL CABRERA                               

POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: JAMES MCCANN will start the season in the bigs and has the skills to take over behind the plate.

COMMENTS:  The Tigers window is closing and this team already has nagging injury issues. If they can stay healthy they have the components to win 90+ games, but that's a big IF.