Game 2017.53: Tigers at Royals

Miguel Cabrera definitely appears at the top of the Faces of LOB page. He has left 53 on base, which is very un-Miggy like. Surprisingly though, he doesn’t even lead the Tigers. Your 2017 Detroit Tigers LOB Leader: Nick Castellanos with 70, which puts him in the top 25 in MLB. And then there is his glove.

(The Mets are a step above when it comes to LOB though: They have Jay Bruce with 73 and Curtis Granderson with 73 and Neil Walker with 62).

If we go to Faces of WAR, our backup catcher, who has hit a vicious slump (or has regressed to his proper place) is still 4th best on the team. Three of the top 10 most valuable players on the team are relief pitchers. Oh, and a minor league guy who played in Korea last year and has been on the DL for weeks is still in the top 10. This is not good.

But we do have a few guys with great baseball cards, so there is that.

Today’s Dry, Cracking Leather Lineup:

  1. Andrew Romines, 2B
  2. Alex Avila, C
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. JD Martinez, RF
  6. Justin Upton, LF
  7. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  8. Alex Presley, CF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

Pitching: Matthew Boyd vs Ian Kennedy

We have the Lettuce and Parsley combo tonight, but the Royals have a guy named Cheslor Cuthbert, which gives them a decided name advantage.