Archives

Category: ‘Outfielders’

J.D. Martinez’s Simple Approach Powering Consistent Late-Inning Heroics for Detroit Tigers
July 3rd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Currrently, it's one of the more remarkable statistics in baseball that folks probably know next to nothing about. ***VIDEO1*** Since joining the Detroit Tigers, J.D. Martinez has 16 home runs in the eighth and ninth innings. Not only has he shown plenty of power overall, but a definite flair for the dramatic...

Inside the Numbers: Streaky Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder J.D. Martinez Deserves All-Star Consideration
June 27th, 2015 at 12:12 PM
One week, he's struggling to find his swing. The next, he's pounding home runs, starting a new assault on American League statistical leaderboards. ***VIDEO1*** Such is the life for J.D. Martinez, who's eighth inning home run won Friday night's game against the Chicago White Sox by a 5-4 margin. Martinez has now...

Outfielder Christin Stewart the Natural Hitter Detroit Tigers’ System Has Been Craving
June 9th, 2015 at 3:17 PM
For those who believe the Detroit Tigers have eschewed the need for smart, powerful hitting in the draft---especially from the left side of the plate--rejoice! ***VIDEO1*** Monday night, those pleas were finally heard when the Tigers selected Christin Stewart of the Tennessee Volunteers became Detroit's second selection of the 2015 MLB Draft....

Tyler Collins Keeping Head Above Water Well in Second Stint with Detroit Tigers
May 21st, 2015 at 11:27 AM
DETROIT --- Every game has pivotal moments, but Wednesday night's came in the eighth inning before Nick Castellanos even stepped to the plate. ***VIDEO1*** With the Detroit Tigers trying desperately to find runs and a big hit after a strange three game power outage, young Tyler Collins stepped to the plate with...

Victor Martinez Seeming Destined for Disabled List as Tyler Collins Joins Detroit Tigers
May 19th, 2015 at 12:59 PM
Even after taking a series off, Victor Martinez still didn't look right. That much was clear on Monday night, and the Detroit Tigers might finally be compelled to make a move designed to help him out. ***VIDEO1*** Left-handed outfielder Tyler Collins was promoted from Triple-A Toledo Tuesday. That news was first reported...

With a Positive Day, J.D. Martinez Trying to Rediscover Hitting Groove for Detroit Tigers
May 10th, 2015 at 9:47 AM
When a baseball player is mired in an 0-25 slump, he's looking for positives in whatever way he might be able to find them. ***VIDEO1*** So Saturday, when J.D. Martinez ripped a ball into right field in his first at-bat against the Kansas City Royals for a single, there was likely a...

Rajai Davis Tender, but Doesn’t Foresee Groin as Long-Term Issue for Detroit Tigers
April 27th, 2015 at 6:50 PM
Monday night, as the Detroit Tigers got set to kick off their elongated road trip against the Minnesota Twins, a notable hot hand was missing from the lineup. ***VIDEO1*** Rajai Davis was left out, replaced by Anthony Gose in center field. Davis, of course, left Sunday afternoon's win over the Cleveland Indians...

No Matter His Role, Rajai Davis Bringing High Level of Professionalism to Detroit Tigers
April 16th, 2015 at 12:44 PM
On Wednesday night, Detroit Tigers' fans experienced something Bill Murray would no doubt appreciate and understand. ***VIDEO1*** With Alfredo Simon efficiently keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates off the bases and the scoreboard and Rajai Davis getting the key clutch hit, the Tigers won another low scoring affair, no doubt issuing in some thoughts...

Speedy Outfielder Anthony Gose Shaping up as Intriguing X-Factor for Detroit Tigers
April 10th, 2015 at 10:52 AM
How can a true x-factor like Anthony Gose be defined? Perhaps best with no definition at all. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday evening, after Gose had put the finishing touches on his second straight day of fireworks against the Minnesota Twins going 3-5 with a stolen base and three runs scored while running down a...

Speed, Contact Hitting at Top of Order Should Make Detroit Tigers’ Lineup Scarier
March 31st, 2015 at 11:59 AM
Monday, the Detroit Tigers played the Atlanta Braves in Lakeland, and the resulting 4-2 loss was probably disappointing for many to see on the box score. ***VIDEO1*** Unseen in that, though, was how quickly the Tigers raced out to their early lead and how much it might happen in 2015. Anthony Gose...

Hernan Perez, not Andrew Romine, Should Be Detroit Tigers’ Infield Reserve in 2015
March 23rd, 2015 at 6:54 PM
The eye-test is a critical thing when evaluating baseball players. When it comes down to it, some players have it and others don't. ***VIDEO1*** Last season, injuries allowed the Detroit Tigers to get a more complete look at their infield situation. Without Jose Iglesias, the team was lost and had to scramble...

Travails of Steven Moya Show Why Detroit Tigers were Wise to Nab Yoenis Cespedes
March 22nd, 2015 at 8:27 AM
When the Detroit Tigers acquired Yoenis Cespedes in December, many folks were up in arms as it related to the immediate prospects of promising young outfielder Steven Moya. ***VIDEO1*** If Cespedes was in the fold, where was Moya going to play? The young outfielder was impressive in 2014, earning Eastern League player...

J.D. Martinez Looking Poised to Reprise Role as Thumper in Detroit Tigers’ Order
March 11th, 2015 at 11:06 AM
For most of the 2014 year, the baseball world watched in amazement as J.D. Martinez blasted on the scene for the Detroit Tigers after a bizarre early season release, signing and major league call-up. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, of course, had been cut by the Houston Astros, but immediately started clubbing home runs for...

Underrated Anthony Gose Could Key Detroit Tigers’ Entire Offensive Operation in 2015
March 5th, 2015 at 3:14 PM
Anthony Gose was perhaps the most unceremonious addition the Detroit Tigers made in the offseason. ***VIDEO1*** It's not everyday big press is garnered from the acquisition of a light-hitting center fielder who is traded for one of the organization's top prospects in November, and when Dave Dombrowski snagged Gose from the Toronto...

Yoenis Cespedes Makes Mark with Grand Slam in Second At-Bat as a Detroit Tiger
March 3rd, 2015 at 8:25 PM
They say home is where the heart is, but for Yoenis Cespedes, home might actually be where the home runs are in addition to the heart. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday, amid the Detroit Tigers' 15-2 Grapefruit League opening romp over the Baltimore Orioles, Cespedes got his Tigers' career off to the best possible start,...

Detroit Tigers Position Preview: Outfield Reshaped in Key Spots, but Much More Sound Defensively
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position It's a wild experience to sit back and think about the Detroit Tigers' outfield during the past handful of years. Names have come and gone, and new players have...

Yoenis Cespedes Primed for Hitting Resurgence Working with Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez
February 5th, 2015 at 3:18 PM
Since the Detroit Tigers picked up Yoenis Cespedes in December, there has been a cautious optimism about the move. ***VIDEO1*** Sure, Cespedes has been a force the past few seasons showing flashes of raw power while at the plate, but that doesn't stop folks from wondering about consistency given all those strikeouts...

New Addition Profiles: Yoenis Cespedes Improves Detroit Tigers’ Outfield Defense, Adds Thump
December 28th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. In early December, rumors and rumblings had Yoenis Cespedes getting traded to the Detroit Tigers for Rick Porcello before any deal was officially done or discussed. ***VIDEO1*** As such, it...

New Addition Profiles: Center Fielder Anthony Gose Brings Speed, Defense for Detroit Tigers
December 16th, 2014 at 1:02 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been busy adding players the last two months. We're profiling all the new blood coming to the Motor City. When the Detroit Tigers decided on a July trade for elite pitcher David Price, they knew they'd have to give significantly to get. ***VIDEO1*** Center fielder Austin Jackson ended up...

Given Stable Clubhouse, Yoenis Cespedes Could Flourish with Detroit Tigers
December 12th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Oftentimes, it's not fair to judge a book by its well-traveled, somewhat damaged looking cover. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers traded for Yoenis Cespedes Thursday, and naturally, there are questions beginning to arise. Why would the Oakland Athletics abruptly deal Cespedes mid-season for Jon Lester? After a brief stint with the Boston Red...