5 Offensive Difference Makers for 2015 Detroit Tigers

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Oct 27, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view view as a large American flag is unfurled during the national anthem before game three of the 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

It’s almost officially here boys and girls. We are less than a day away from the official reporting date for Detroit Tigers’ pitchers and catchers!

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The full squad will report a couple of days later and that is what we will focus on for this article: the offense. With the health of both Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera question marks for Opening Day (and if they go, they may not be vintage V-Mart and Miggy right away) the Detroit Tigers may need to turn to other sources for offensive production.

We know Martinez and Cabrera will be out for most of, if not all of, Spring Training so the Tigers will be fielding lineups throughout March without their two biggest bats. While this is never ideal, practice games or not, it might be beneficial to see just who the team can rely upon beyond their big boppers.

It goes without saying that Martinez and Cabrera are offensive difference makers, but we will look at the supporting cast and who needs to step up to the occasion in 2015.

Take a trip through the slide show to see the top five Detroit Tigers’ offensive difference makers.