Thursday, April 1, 2010

Detroit Tigers: DOs and DON'Ts

  • DO draft 1B Miguel Cabrera as an elite first baseman. Expect his numbers to be better than 100/30/100/.300 across the board.
  • DON'T expect 24 HRs from OF Johnny Damon in 2010. A regression should be expected due to a larger home park and a less potent lineup.
  • DO you know who faced the most batters and threw the most pitchers last season? SP Justin Verlander. He did lead the majors in strikeouts, though.
  • DON'T waste a pick on 3B Brandon Inge. Without catcher eligibility, his 20 HR/.230 BA line is unusable at third base.
  • DO grab CL Jose Valverde as your primary reliever if you miss out on the elites. Enjoy 30+ Saves and respectable ratios (2.33 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 9.33 K/9).
  • DON'T over-value SP Max Scherzer (he's being selected before HOU Roy Oswalt. Really?!?!). He will bring the Ks and hopefully the Wins (10+), but moving from the NL to the AL could be rough.
  • DO snag 2B Scott Sizemore as late as possible. He projects at .280, 15 HRs, 80 RBI with 10 SBs.
Players I'd be willing to use a late-round pick on:
  • OF Magglio Ordonez (15 HR/80 RBI/.300 BA)
  • SP Rick Porcello (15 W, 4.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP)
  • OF Austin Jackson (10 HR/50 RBI/20 SB)

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