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Fantasy Games
 
Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)570.0041.00.326126.00101.002.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
46417.30887781
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140101010001300
201300014500100
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Tampa Bay1740 .391 .353 .235
vs Odorizzi (Career)000000
vs RHP33010412 .379 .503 .315
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
08/20/2014Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Norichika Aoki, RF KC
Chris Owings, SS ARI
J.D. Martinez, LF DET
Jurickson Profar, 2B TEX
Miguel Montero, C ARI
Avisail Garcia, RF CHW
08/20/2014John Danks, SP CHW
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Brian McCann, C NYY
Joe Nathan, RP DET
Jose Abreu, 1B CHW
Anibal Sanchez, SP DET
Austin Jackson, CF SEA
Kyle Gibson, SP MIN
Nate Freiman, 1B OAK
Zach Britton, RP BAL
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Joakim Soria, RP DET
08/20/2014Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Martin Prado, RF NYY
Chris Capuano, SP NYY
Ryan Raburn, DH CLE
James Shields, SP KC
Nick Martinez, SP TEX
Brandon McCarthy, SP NYY
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
8/9@TOR3100010
8/10@TOR9230000
8/11@PIT5130100
8/12@PIT2010020
8/13PIT2100110
8/14PIT4110000
8/15SEA3120010
8/16SEA4120000
8/17SEA3100010
8/19@TB4110120
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
Does Avisail Garcia have value this season?
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/14)
Can Avisail Garcia live up to the hype? (USATSI)
Can Avisail Garcia live up to the hype? (USATSI)

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is back. After suffering a brutal shoulder injury April 9, there was a good chance Garcia would miss the rest of the season. That's no longer the case. Garcia worked his way back, and has dominated during a rehab assignment, hitting .340 over 13 games. Garcia entered the year as a late-round, high-upside player, so his activation should intrigue Fantasy owners. Will Garcia produce enough to help teams down the stretch?

The answer partially depends on how you evaluated Garcia entering the season. Scouts have been mixed. Garcia hasn't shown the best command of the strike zone while coming up as a prospect, but has tremendous physical skills. He frequently drew comparisions to Miguel Cabrera due to his body type. The White Sox obviously think highly of Garcia. The club not only dealt for him last season, but plugged him into the middle of the order immediately. 

On a performance-basis, it's tough to know what to expect. Garcia performed admirably in 2013, and got off to a promising start in 2014. Unfortunately, his 2014 performance consists of 34 plate appearances. 

The White Sox aren't expecting a dropoff. In his first game off the disabled list, Garcia will hit behind Jose Abreu. That's a desirable job for nearly any hitter in the majors. He'll also hit behind Adam Eaton, who quietly has a .370 on-base percentage. That should give Garcia some nice RBI opportunities, at least when Abreu doesn't go deep. 

Even in a best case scenario, it's tough to recommend Garcia as anything more than a reserve in mixed leagues. Outfield is deep, and there are other players on the waiver wire with better numbers than Garcia. While there's upside with Garcia, no one knows how good he can be at this point in his career. Given the choice between picking up an unknown in Garcia or a guy like Christian Yelich, a safe owner would choose Yelich almost every time. 

Garcia's outlook hasn't really changed since the beginning of the season. If you liked him then, you should like him now. But given the depth in the outfield, it's tough to say owners should spring to pick him up on the waiver wire. In three outfielder leagues, he can stay out there. In anything deeper, he's definitely worth an add. 

Miguel Cabrera catching a breather Thursday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/14) The Tigers have given slugger Miguel Cabrera a rare day off for the Thursday game against the host Yankees. Don Kelly is set to man first base.

Cabrera has been in a mini-slump with one hit in his last 10 at-bats. His .523 slugging percentage is more than 100 points down from a year ago.

Miguel Cabrera struggling - comparatively speaking
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/14) Brilliant numbers are not necessarily typical numbers for Tigers stud first baseman Miguel Cabrera. He's batting .309 with 16 home runs, 81 RBI and .895 OPS. But he is scuffling in comparison to the stats he compiled before being slowed by abdominal issues in the second half of last season that required surgery.

Brad Ausmus recognizes that. "He's scuffling a little bit right now," he told the Detroit News. "I think he's been a little frustrated all year. Post-surgery - everything's not in sync. I think surgery is the root cause of it. It can take time. I think there are side effects from all of that."

Cabrera is hitless in his last nine at-bats and has just 16 home runs this season after slugging 44 in each of his last two years. His .531 slugging percentage is more than 100 points off what he compiled in 2013.

Miguel Cabrera goes yard during All-Star Game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/16/14) Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera clubbed a home run in his first at-bat Tuesday.

Cabrera wasted little time getting to work. On the second pitch he saw, he belted a line drive out to left for a two-run shot. Cabrera lined out and flew out in his final two at-bats. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI. 

Miguel Cabrera downplays quotes about recovery
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/15/14) Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera did some back-tracking Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

During Monday's session with the media, Cabrera admitted his recovery from groin surgery hasn't been perfect. "There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly,” Cabrera told USA Today reporter Jorge Ortiz. He added that both he and Justin Verlander were struggling with their recovery from surgeries, but both agreed not to make excuses for their performances. 

Cabrera back-tracked on those statements Tuesday, telling reporters he was "good" when asked about those quotes. While Cabrera's numbers are lower than usual, he's still been exceptional on offense. Over 343 at-bats, Cabrera is hitting .306/.364/.534, with 14 home runs. 

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/21/14@ TB1:10 pmAlex Cobb
8/22/14@ MIN8:10 pmTommy Milone
8/23/14@ MIN1:10 pmTrevor May
8/23/14@ MIN8:10 pm
8/24/14@ MIN2:10 pmKyle Gibson
8/26/14NYY7:08 pmBrandon McCarthy
8/27/14NYY7:08 pmShane Greene
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003FLA8731439841262258402 .325 .468 .268
2004FLA160603101177331126814852 .366 .512 .294
2005FLA158613106198331166412510 .385 .561 .323
2006FLA158576112195261148610896 .430 .568 .339
2007FLA15758891188341197912721 .401 .565 .320
2008DET16061685180371275612610 .349 .537 .292
2009DET16061196198341036810762 .396 .547 .324
2010DET15054811118038126899533 .420 .622 .328
2011DET161572111197301051088921 .448 .586 .344
2012DET16162210920544139669841 .393 .606 .330
2013DET14855510319344137909430 .442 .636 .348
2014DET122464781431787528511 .373 .509 .308
Total 1782668211422138382134785112863719 .397 .564 .320
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2003FLA3B343071175312 .986
2003FLAOF555510799531 .972
2004FLAOF1581582842621391 .968
2005FLA3B292870224625 .971
2005FLAOF1341282051881253 .976
2006FLA3B1571573971142661733 .957
2007FLA3B1531523891002662333 .941
2008DET1B14313911991117739116 .992
2008DET3B141450153054 .900
2009DET1B153153132712151057128 .995
2010DET1B148148132712189613133 .990
2011DET1B1521521379126310313117 .991
2012DET1B20440011.000
2012DET3B1541543831272431331 .966
2013DET3B145145283871841224 .958
2014DET1B10110087478486483 .995
2014DET3B1082061312 .950
Total  17231721836966381594137717 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2003FLA213147142312
2004FLA311309806520
2005FLA4323446021220
2006FLA50232740102718
2007FLA3823327152317
2008DET362331903616
2009DET3403341051422
2010DET4513418033217
2011DET4803355032224
2012DET4003776031728
2013DET2613532051919
2014DET4012361002916
Total 45215376667549189229
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003FLA1768111841241900 .315 .471 .265
2011DET1135711410121120 .489 .771 .314
2012DET1349513287700 .368 .449 .265
2013DET1142411273910 .311 .405 .262
Total 5219427531237264630 .365 .505 .273
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2000 R-Marlins572193857102222234610 .344 .352 .260
2000 A-Utica8323820062600 .294 .313 .250
2001 A-Kane County11042261113194766377630 .328 .382 .268
2002 A-Jupiter124489771344319753885101 .333 .421 .274
2003 AA-Carolina6926646972931059314994 .429 .609 .365
Total 36814282254091031028228131262235 .350 .431 .286
 
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