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.