Wednesday, September 07, 2011

How I'd rank the Detroit Tigers players in value

1. Justin Verlander - Without Verlander winning all those games in June, July and August after losses the previous day, the Tigers would not be in such a secure place atop the AL Central.
2. Alex Avila - To catch as many games as he has and still be so productive offensively, is amazing.
3. Victor Martinez - His clutch hitting and clubhouse leadership cannot be emphasized enough.
4. Jhonny Peralta - Such production at a premier position such as shortstop is rare these days.
5. Miguel Cabrera - To put Cabrera so low on this list seems like a joke. He is very productive. Yet, it does speak to the Tigers' depth this season.
6. Jose Valverde - His record in save situations is, as they say, a matter of record.
7. Doug Fister - Even in a short period of time, he has solidified the Tigers' starting rotation.
8. Delmon Young - He has given the Tigers a much-needed three-hole hitter and cushioned the loss of Brennan Boesch.
9. Joaquin Benoit - Bad start, but a lot better when it really started to matter.
10. Brennan Boesch - Had a breakout year that unfortunately for him and the Tigers ended too soon because of injury.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a joke to put Cabrera 5th. Just because he is expected to be great? I would hate to see where the Tigers would be without him in the middle of the lineup.

1:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'd be in dead last. That's where they'd be. My top four: 1. Cabrera, 2. Verlander 3. Martinez and 4. Avila.

3:57 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peralta above Cabrera? Fister 7th?

Mr. Caputo, are you feeling alright these days? Maybe some more sleep would help. If you feel faint, be careful driving.

5:32 PM 
Anonymous woody said...

career years from Peralta, Avila, Valverde, Verlander.

Martinez and Peralta acquisitions have been major because they not only strengthened this team, but weakened their rivals in the Central. Where would the Tigers be if the Chisox had signed Martinez and Tigers got Dunn in the offseason? Or if Peralta had been the everyday 3b for Cleveland?

After recently acquiring Dunn, Rios, and Peavy...I'll not be surprised when Kenny Williams gets shown the door this offseason. If he continues in the job, all the better for the Tigers.

12:06 PM 
Blogger Fred Brill said...

I think this is more a "who-do-you-want-in-a-clutch" list. If so, hard to believe but Cabrera really is 5th. But if this is a list of who you definitely want to keep in order of worth - Verlander and Cabrera tie for first.

I know Valverde's record - but remember how far Rodney went in 2009 before blowing his first save? I don't value Valverde as much - because he's the same freaking rollercoaster ride as Rodney and Jones - and think he should drop and Boesch rise in this list. IMHO.

12:35 PM 

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