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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 637 articles so far, you can find them below.


Over the last seven games, no player in all of baseball has more hits than Detroit Tigers third baseman/outfielder Nicholas Castellanos. During what has been one of the hottest stretches of his career, Castellanos has logged 13 hits, seven of which have gone for extra bases. It's too little too late for the Tigers, who... Read More

Since coming over from the Cubs at the trade deadline, third baseman Jeimer Candelario has made a heck of an impression on the Detroit Tigers. In 17 games at the big league level, the highly-touted prospect has collected 20 hits, scored 14 runs, drawn 11 walks, and slugged seven extra-base hits. Two of those extra-base... Read More

Despite lingering back issues that have plagued him the entire season and have caused him to miss more than a handful of games, the Detroit Tigers have no plans to shut down first baseman Miguel Cabrera for the remainder of the season. The injury has severely hindered his performance, as he has just 16 homers... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd turned in his best outing of the season Sunday against the White Sox. The young hurler has struggled for much of the season, with a dismal 5.75 ERA on the year, but he still turned in a magnificent start anyway. Boyd went 8 and 2/3 innings before allowing the... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann had a nerve-blocking injection in his neck on September 6 after experiencing lingering discomfort in the area. The veteran righty threw a pain-free bullpen session on Friday and will throw again on Monday. If he experiences no discomfort during that session, he will be set to start Thursday and... Read More

In what feels like is becoming a weekly occurrence, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera left Saturday's game with lower back tightness and is listed as day-to-day. The back injury has given Miggy trouble all year after aggravating it first during the World Baseball Classic. With the Tigers out of contention, they'll likely play things... Read More

Very little has gone right for the Detroit Tigers this season, and most recently they were on the wrong end of Cleveland's historic 21st consecutive victory. But not everything has been terrible in Detroit. Third baseman Nicholas Castellanos has been absolutely on fire. Since August 16, there have only been three games in which Castellanos... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer will require surgery to repair his right elbow and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season. He will go under the knife Tuesday, receiving ulnar nerve transposition surgery and then facing a three-to-four month recovery period. It's a huge blow for fantasy owners entering the playoff stretch who... Read More

Over the last week, no Detroit Tigers hitter has been hotter than Nicholas Castellanos. The young slugger has been spending time in the outfield lately with the call-up of Jeimer Candelario, but the position change certainly hasn't harmed him at the dish. Over the last seven games, Castellanos has 10 hits, two homers, and nine... Read More

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris fired a scoreless inning of relief in Detroit's game against Toronto Sunday. Such an outing wouldn't be of note for most pitchers, but it's worth mentioning for Norris. The talented young lefty has spent the duration of his Tigers tenure as a starter, but after facing many struggles and a... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler blasted a two-run homer Sunday against the Blue Jays, providing the only offense for Detroit on the afternoon as the Tigers fell to Toronto. The dinger was Kinsler's third in four games, which some might say is a signal of a bit of a hot streak. It's been a... Read More

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has had a lackluster year, but he has a favorable matchup today against the Royals and Jason Hammel. Kinsler has faced Hammel 12 times and gathered five hits against Hammel in his career. It could be just what Kinsler needs to break out of the 3-for-24 slump he's in... Read More

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is out of today's lineup and will miss three games for the birth of his child. Iglesias has made meager contributions from a fantasy perspective on the year, hitting just .268 with only six homers and seven steals. Hot Trending ArticlesPlayers You Should Start This WeekWeek 3 Rankings (PPR, Standard,... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will miss at least one game with a neck injury, the same injury that caused him to miss two weeks last season. Whie Zim has claimed to feel fine all season until just recently, one has to wonder if he's been playing with discomfort all along. It would help... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher and reigning AL Rookie of the Year Michael Fulmer will visit Dr. James Andrews on September 11 to take a look at his elbow. Fulmer is suffering from ulnar neuritis, and given the implications of a visit with Dr. Andrews, there's a chance his season could be over. Fulmer had pitched... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris was recently activated from the disabled list following a lengthy rehab process for a strained groin, but he won't be rejoining the starting rotation. Manager Brad Ausmus announced that Norris will stay in the bullpen the rest of the season. It's been a disappointing year for the talented lefty,... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera and relief pitcher Alex Wilson have had their suspensions finalized by MLB for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl with the New York Yankees. Manager Brad Ausmus has also been suspended. Cabrera will miss six games and Wilson will miss three. A suspension is never a great thing, but... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will return to action Friday as the Tigers play a doubleheader against Cleveland. Miggy has been on the bench for a few days after reaggravating his lower back, an injury that has plagued him all season long after tweaking it during the World Baseball Classic. Cabrera is hitting just... Read More

The Detroit Tiger have activated a pair of starting pitchers from the disabled list in lefty Daniel Norris and veteran righty Anibal Sanchez. Norris had been on the shelf with a groin strain, and Sanchez was nursing a hamstring injury. Neither pitcher has been real productive for the Tigers this year, but Norris does have... Read More

In a crazy deadline deal that sent Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros, the Tigers received three of Astros' top 11 prospects in pitcher Franklin Perez, outfielder Daz Cameron, and catcher Jake Rogers. The 19-year-old Perez is seen as the gem of the deal as he was the number-three prospect in the Houston organization. Cameron,... Read More

As September nears, trade interest for Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander is increasing again. Jon Morosi reports that the Astros and at least one other team are interested in the veteran righty for the final push and a possible playoff run. Verlander has been outstanding since the All Star break, posting a 2.49 ERA... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies. He was removed from Monday's contest with lower back tightness and is apparently receiving another day of rest. The back injury has plagued Cabrera all season long after initially tweaking it during the World Baseball Classic. Miggy is also in... Read More

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with an irregular heartbeat. It was the second time this season the veteran slugger has been sidelined with cardiac issues, and this time it could end up costing him the remainder of his season. It hasn't been a particularly productive year... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matthew Boyd will take on the White Sox Sunday for the finale of Players' Weekend, and it looks to be a tough matchup for the pitcher known today as "Matty B." In his career, current White Sox batters have had their way with Boyd, batting a combined .382 against him with... Read More

Detroit Tigers reliever Shane Greene assumed the closer role around four weeks ago, and he already leads the American League in five-out saves. He recorded his third save of that variety in Saturday's contest against the White Sox to secure a 6-3 victory for the Tigers. The save was his fifth of the year. Greene... Read More

For the second time this season, Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is headed to the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat. Martinez spent Saturday night in the hospital and was placed on the 10-day DL Sunday by the club. Martinez has had a lackluster year, hitting just .255 with only 10 HR. With Martinez... Read More

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was handed a seven-game suspension from MLB for his role in a bench-clearing brawl with the Yankees on Thursday. After a series of hit batters, Miggy began arguing with Yankees catcher Austin Romine before shoving him and ultimately taking several swings at the catcher. Romine has also been suspended,... Read More

After being scratched from Friday's lineup, Detroit Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos remains out of the lineup for Saturday's contest as well. Castellanos is sitting out with soreness in his left wrist, and speculation indicates that the injury may have occurred during Thursday's bench-clearing brawl with the Yankees. Castellanos was seen heading in for x-rays... Read More

Following a series of hit batters by both the Yankees and the Tigers, Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera exchanged heated words with catcher Austin Romine before shoving him and throwing several punches, causing benches to clear. No word from MLB just yet, but it seems likely that Miggy will serve some time following the incident.... Read More

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris is expected back in the rotation on September 1 after making another rehab start for Triple-A Toledo Monday night. He was shaky at best, walking four batters in 3 and 1/3 innings of work. While the free passes were an issue, Norris allowed just one hit and struck out... Read More

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