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April 01, 2013
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April 01, 2013

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
CF AUSTIN JACKSON
R-R .283 .353 .428 13 60 19 161
RF TORII HUNTER
R-R .277 .332 .423 18 80 8 151
3B MIGUEL CABRERA
R-R .335 .420 .618 41 126 3 95
1B PRINCE FIELDER
L-R .300 .417 .534 34 108 0 100
DH VICTOR MARTINEZ
S-R .288 .348 .426 11 70 0 52
LF ANDY DIRKS
L-L .285 .336 .434 11 47 5 66
SS JHONNY PERALTA
R-R .261 .324 .417 16 74 0 101
C ALEX AVILA
L-R .261 .364 .432 12 57 2 108
2B OMAR INFANTE
R-R .282 .317 .410 10 51 11 65
BENCH
OF QUINTIN BERRY
L-L .260 .349 .355 2 27 22 70
IF RAMON SANTIAGO
S-R .223 .286 .317 3 18 0 36

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A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE TIGERS

This is how it's done: They spent money and made trades with prospects to get quality big league players to build a veteran team.... They're not cute running the bases, but they'll hit lots of doubles and home runs.... Plain and simple: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are the best 3--4 combo on the planet.... Victor Martinez has looked good coming back from the knee injury. I think he took a few too many swings early in camp because he was feeling so good, but he'll be fine.... He was terrible in 2011, but Austin Jackson changed his whole plate approach last year and was really good. I don't know if he'll be that good again, but somewhere in between would be fine because he's really a fine defensive outfielder.... The Tigers have small issues that could be big, especially at closer. The concern is how much they have to use Joaquin Benoit, Octavio Dotel and Phil Coke so they're still fresh at the end of the year.... They have one future Hall of Fame pitcher in Justin Verlander, and the next three starters are above average. On about 15 teams, Max Scherzer would be an ace.... Rick Porcello had a good spring, but he's had good springs in the past and it hasn't carried over. Lefthanded hitters kill him, and the league has seen him now for three years.... Jhonny Peralta didn't move well at shortstop most of last year. He came to camp 20 pounds lighter. But if he hits .150, they'd rather have the fat, slow Jhonny Peralta. He's never had great range anyway.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER JIM LEYLAND

Eighth season with the 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

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