Ranking the 2015 AL Central Division Infields

5 of 6

2.  Detroit Tigers

Gloves: B-

Bats: B

Overall: B

Projected Starters:

1B – Miguel Cabrera

2B – Ian Kinsler

SS – Jose Iglesias

3B – Nick Castellanos

Ian Kinsler provided in 2014 a much-needed defensive improvement to the middle of the Tigers infield and he will again anchor the middle with his  sure handed play.  Along side of Kinsler will be one of the best and most exciting gloves in the game with Jose Iglesias.  The combo might just give us nostalgic Tiger fans flashbacks to the days of Sweet Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell.  However, it is yet to be seen if Iglesias can maintain his health throughout the season.

Nick Castellanos needs to improve on his all around game.  His defense needs work on his quickness and speed and he needs to dramatically reduce the amount of errors he made in 2014.  His hitting needs to step up to the potential that he has shown after hitting only  .259 and having a slugging percentage of .394 in 2014 with limited power.

It goes without saying that the Tigers need a healthy Miggy to make this infield a B.  Without him it’s a C- at best. Filling in platooning will be Hernan Perez  and Andrew Romine will battle for a platoon spot.  Look for Dixon Machado to have a surprise break through in spring or sometime this year.