Detroit Tigers: Top Five Bold Predictions for 2015
By Dave Holcomb
Mar 13, 2015; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers outfielderAnthony Gose
(12) fouls a pitch off in the fourth inning of the spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
CF Anthony Gose Will Make the All-Star Team
The title says “Bold Predictions” so why not start out with a bang.
Coming into Spring Training, the Tigers were just hoping Gose would be able to play at a high enough level to win the starting center field job. In order to do that, Gose had to prove he can hit against lefties otherwise he would more than likely platoon with fellow center fielder Rajai Davis.
It is a small sample size, but Gose is 2-for-5 this spring versus left-handed pitching. He is also 13-for-25, .520, overall this month with three doubles, three triples, nine runs, six RBI and four steals.
Gose has a lot more work to do to become an All-Star by July, but if he can continue to get on base in the regular season, his speed should attract many voters.