Detroit Tigers: Top Five Bold Predictions for 2015

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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers manager

Brad Ausmus

(right) and trainers Kevin Rand check on catcher

Alex Avila

(13) after he is struck by a ball in the sixth inning during game three of the 2014 ALDS baseball playoff game against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

SS Jose Iglesias and C Alex Avila Will Both Reach 400 At-bats

This one is a lot harder to predict because as fans saw when a ball hit Iglesias in his recovering shin during batting practice, there is a lot of luck involved in avoiding injury.

The same can be said for Avila, who always seems to take a foul ball in the face mask right after he has returned from a concussion.

Iglesias has never reached 400 at-bats during one season in his career, and Avila hasn’t reached that plateau since 2011.

Each player will likely have to start about 125 games to record 400 at-bats. The Tigers would love for both players to be that healthy this season.

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