Detroit Tigers Roster
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Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase isn't in the team's starting lineup on Saturday as the team takes on the Kansas City Royals and right-hander Carlos Hernandez. Haase has provided solid production for both fantasy managers and the Tigers this season. He's hitting .238 with a .289 on-base percentage, 15 home runs, and a stolen base in 194 plate appearances. Grayson Greiner is starting in place of Haase and batting eighth on Saturday. Greiner is hitting .214 with a .233 on-base percentage and a home run in 43 plate appearances this season. If you're looking for a streaming option at catcher in daily fantasy play or season-long formats, you're probably better off looking elsewhere.
Detroit Tigers infielder Willi Castro went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in the team's 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Friday. The home run was Castro's seventh of the year and his first since June 16. Castro was optioned to Triple-A last Friday, then recalled after Isaac Paredes (hip) was placed on the injured list this past week. Castro has started two straight games now. He went 1-for-4 with a triple on Thursday. It's been a disappointing year for Castro, who is slashing .219/.281/.362 over 77 games.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Wily Peralta had a rough outing against the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Peralta pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed five hits, three walks and five earned runs while striking out three. He earned the loss, his second of the year. Through eight games (seven starts) this year, Peralta is 3-2 with a 2.56 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and a 1.6 K/BB ratio. He'd turned in quality starts in two of his previous three outings before this one and was becoming a hot waiver wire pickup in fantasy. His low 15.9% strikeout rate gives him very little fantasy upside and also very little room for error. He can be left on waivers or dropped by fantasy owners for a more enticing option out there. His next start will be on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Kansas City Royals and left-hander Kris Bubic. Baddoo has been one of the most impressive rookies in the game this year, hitting .268 with eight home runs, 35 runs scored, 36 RBI and 14 stolen bases to go along with a .343 on-base percentage and .816 OPS. He's become a must-start fantasy asset anytime he's in the starting lineup. Derek Hill will take over in center field on Friday and hit ninth against Bubic. If you're looking for a sneaky fantasy outfielder with upside in DFS on Friday, Hill probably isn't where you want to look. The 25-year-old has yet to homer this year and is 7-for-26 (.269) in a small sample size with three RBI and six stolen bases. There's just not much upside here.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes had a strong offensive game in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers. He went 1-for-1 with a home run, a walk, a stolen base, two runs and two RBI. Reyes was called back up to the Tigers from Triple-A last weekend. This was just his second start since rejoining the team. He went 4-for-5 with three runs in the previous one. Reyes has played a total of 30 games for the Tigers this year and he has slashed .202/.234/.337 with two home runs, three stolen bases, six RBI and 14 runs. He could see more regular playing time soon, especially following the team's release of Nomar Mazara. Deep league managers and AL-only managers should keep an eye on him, but he can remain on waivers in all leagues for now.