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About Tyler Germain - RotoBaller

I'm a lifelong Tigers fan living in West Michigan, and a staunch supporter of bat-flips.

Tyler Germain - RotoBaller has written 512 articles so far, you can find them below.


The Detroit Tigers designated outfield Tyler Collins for assignment Sunday and called up outfielder Alex Presley. Collins had been hitting just .200/.288/.338 on the year and had been even worse of late, posting a .108/.237/.292 line in May. Presley isn't an enticing fantasy option either, as he was hitting a weak .213/.278/.303 with two homers... Read More

Detroit Tigers sluggers Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez both find themselves in favorable matchups today against Chicago White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez. Cabrera owns a 1.188 OPS against Gonzalez over 16 at-bats, while Martinez owns a 1.098 OPS over 11. Admittedly, these aren't huge sample sizes. But when you consider the way that these two... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer fired an eight-inning complete game against the White Sox in the first half of Saturday's doubleheader. With Saturday's effort, in which Fulmer allowed three earned runs and struck out four, the reigning Rookie of the Year now has 10 consecutive quality starts, tied for most in Tigers history. Despite... Read More

It was a busy day for Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez. The Tigers took on the White Sox in a doubleheader Saturday, and Martinez reached base safely seven times on the day. In the first game, Martinez drew three walks. In the second game, he had two more walks and two hits, one of... Read More

A lingering hamstring injury has hampered Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler for over a week now, and it finally landed him on the disabled list. Kinsler had to be removed from a game back on May 21 due to soreness but had been playing through the pain. Today, however, the Tigers made the move... Read More

Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila might be the sneakiest waiver-wire option available after Thursday night's injury to catcher James McCann. McCann suffered a laceration to his left hand that required five stitches, and has been placed on the disabled list. As a result, Avila will see a major increase in his playing time. Avila has been unbelievably productive... Read More

Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann took a Mike Fiers fastball to the hand in Thursday night's game against the Astros and left the game immediately. The Tigers have placed McCann on the 10-day disabled list with a hand laceration, as the injury required five stitches to repair. McCann had been a decent source of power... Read More

Manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday that Detroit Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos will sit both Thursday and Friday in order to "reset." Castellanos has been terrible in May, hitting just .187 with only one home run. The club is hoping that a couple days off will give Castellanos a chance to regroup, both mentally... Read More

Prior to Wednesday's performance against the Astros, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias had just 10 hits in the entire month of May and only 24 on the season. The defense-first shortstop has provided value in the deepest of leagues in years past with his ability to hit for a decent average (.270 lifetime) and steal... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander will take on the Houston Astros Wednesday night in a favorable matchup. The veteran right-hander owns a career 2.05 ERA against the Astros over seven starts, allowing just two home runs and notching 20 strikeouts. Current Astros batters have managed to hit just .240 against Verlander for his career.... Read More

In the month of April, Detroit Tigers outfielder Justin Upton was an incredibly valuable fantasy outfielder. The Tigers left fielder hit .290 with five home runs and 15 RBI while drawing 12 walks. Then May began, and things took a turn for the worse. Upton has managed only a meager .169 average this month and hasn't... Read More

After a breakout campaign in 2016 and hot start to the 2017 season, Detroit Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos has fallen off a cliff in terms of production. On the season, he owns just a .225 average with four home runs. He's been especially bad as of late, hitting an abysmal .167 over his last seven... Read More

Nine appearances, nine quality starts. It's a streak that is nearly unprecedented in Detroit Tigers history, but starting pitcher Michael Fulmer achieved exactly that in Monday's contest against the Astros. Fulmer was marvelous, tossing seven innings of one-run ball while tallying four strikeouts against Houston. Unfortunately, he had no run support whatsoever, so he came away... Read More

After missing the last three games while on paternity leave for the birth of his third child, Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will return to the lineup this evening against the Astros. Martinez will hit out of the No. 4 slot in the order. V-Mart is hitting .360 in May with 11 RBI. Get him... Read More

At this point in the season, there's no point in telling you that you should start Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer every time he takes the mound. Fulmer has earned quality starts in all eight of his appearances in 2017, pitching to a 5-1 record with a 2.72 ERA and 46 strikeouts. Monday, he'll... Read More

After exiting Saturday's game against the Rangers with hamstring soreness, Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler was back in action Sunday and wasted no time flexing his muscle. Kinsler led off the afternoon with a solo home run off starting pitcher Yu Darvish, his fourth homer of the season. Kinsler has had a disappointing season... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera didn't appear bothered by lingering soreness in his left oblique during Sunday's contest against the rangers. Miggy logged three hits on the afternoon, two of which came off Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish. Aside from a torrid stretch before landing on the disabled list in April, Cabrera has been... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler left Saturday's game against the Rangers after aggravating his hamstring, an injury that had sidelined him for close to a week earlier this month. It happened in the fourth inning, and the club called his exit "precautionary" as the Tigers already had a seven-run lead. But Kinsler is back... Read More

After missing action for two straight days with soreness in his left oblique, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera bounced back Saturday with a homer and two RBI against the Texas Rangers. He'll face Rangers starter Yu Darvish today, and the veteran slugger has a solid career line against the Rangers pitcher. Cabrera has a .400... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is out of the lineup for the second consecutive night dealing with soreness in his left side. He was diagnosed with an oblique strain and is currently hoping to avoid the disabled list. Cabrera is hitting just .248 on the year with four home runs. Hot Trending ArticlesBuy or... Read More

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will miss all the action this weekend --well, at least the action at the ballpark. Martinez and his wife are expecting their third child, and the veteran slugger begins a three-day stint on the paternity list Friday in order to be with his family. Martinez said last night that... Read More

It was a big day for the Martinez duo as the Detroit Tigers topped the Orioles on Thursday. Outfielder J.D. Martinez continued his hot start to the season after coming off the disabled list, hitting his fifth home run in six games. Later, designated hitter Victor Martinez delivered a two-run homer off starter Dylan Bundy in the fifth... Read More

Following Thursday's game against Baltimore, Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez will be placed on the paternity list, joining his family for the birth of their third child. Per MLB rules, Martinez will miss at least one game, but not more than three. The veteran slugger is hitting .265 on the year with two home... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer continues to be simply outstanding in 2017. In Wednesday's contest against the Orioles, the young right-hander fired seven innings while allowing four runs (three earned) to earn his eighth quality start in as many appearances. Fulmer is now 5-1 on the season with a 2.72 ERA and 46 strikeouts in... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann hasn't shown much fantasy value in 2017, pitching to a sad 6.28 ERA with only 22 strikeouts on the year. Still, he's owned in 22 percent of fantasy leagues, and if you're one of those who own him, you need to move him to your bench immediately. On top of... Read More

The Detroit Tigers take on the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, which means they'll face a struggling Ubaldo Jimenez. Jimenez is a shell of his former self, carrying a sad 6.15 ERA through his first seven starts. Two Tigers batters in particular figure to have some success Wednesday against Jimenez, those being designated hitter Victor Martinez and first... Read More

Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson recorded his first two saves with ease after replacing relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez at the back of the bullpen, but he couldn't escape Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo and the hot-hitting Orioles Tuesday night. Wilson gave up a solo shot to Trumbo with two outs in the ninth, blowing his first save of... Read More

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has wasted no time making an impact after returning from the disabled list. Having been on the shelf for the entire season, Martinez is making up for lost time in his first four games, with four home runs, eight RBI, and five walks. Martinez provided a solo shot and a grand... Read More

Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Joe Jimenez, known as the closer-of-the-future in Detroit, suffered a serious back injury that will cause him to miss at least four weeks, according to the Tigers' vice president of player development, Dave Littlefield. Jimenez has spent short stints with the Tigers in each of the last two seasons but has spent... Read More

Oakland A's starting pitcher Sean Manaea has been on the disabled list since April 27 with a shoulder sprain, but he'll return to action Monday to take on the Mariners. Manaea will be activated and make his sixth start of the year against a struggling Seattle team. Manaea is just 1-2 with a disappointing 5.16... Read More

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