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March 26, 2012
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March 26, 2012

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
CF AUSTIN JACKSON
R-R .249 .317 .374 10 45 22
RF BRENNAN BOESCH
L-L .283 .341 .458 16 54 5
3B MIGUEL CABRERA
R-R .344 .448 .586 30 105 2
1B PRINCE FIELDER
L-R .299 .415 .566 38 120 1
DH DELMON YOUNG
R-R .268 .302 .393 12 64 1
C ALEX AVILA
L-R .295 .389 .506 19 82 3
SS JHONNY PERALTA
R-R .299 .345 .478 21 86 0
LF DON KELLY
L-R .245 .291 .381 7 28 2
2B RYAN RABURN
R-R .256 .297 .432 14 49 1
BENCH
OF ANDY DIRKS
L-L .251 .296 .406 7 28 5
IF BRANDON INGE
R-R .197 .265 .283 3 23 1

ENEMY LINES

A rival scout sizes up the Tigers

They've got so many good offensive players, they can't all go in a slump together. You better be on your game when you pitch against those birds.... Miguel Cabrera has looked fine at third. He's made all the plays, even coming in on the ball. He looks slimmer. And the ball still jumps off his bat. That's a linebacker up there hitting.... Prince Fielder's bat speed looks good this spring. He's hitting balls on the screws—pulling the ball a lot, but he'll straighten that out.... Brandon Inge is doing well at second base, turning double plays and getting to balls up the middle. With the lineup they've got—power throughout—he's just another guy who's a home run threat.... Brennan Boesch does not miss a fastball—and where he is in the lineup [ahead of Cabrera and Fielder], he's going to get a load of fastballs. He's a strong cat with power everywhere.... . In my eyes it's tough to call Austin Jackson a leadoff hitter, but he's there by default. He does play good defense side to side in center.... Ryan Raburn's a valuable guy. He can play anywhere, from centerfield to the infield, and he can hit fastballs with some sock.... Justin Verlander was on cruise control early in the spring, but when he needed the big stuff, he went back and got it.... Doug Fister is a command-and-control guy who sinks the ball well. He's 89-to-91 mph and might touch 92. His numbers in Detroit last year were insane. I don't know if anybody can repeat that.

THE LINEUP

With 2011 Statistics

MANAGER JIM LEYLAND

7th season with Tigers

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION (R) ROOKIE *AAA STATS

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