Jul 22, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) makes a throw to first for an out in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
#4: Jose Iglesias
It is rare when people pay attention to defense. Baseball, at least the last few generations, has been offense first–you know the whole “chicks dig the long ball” mindset. So it is rare these days when fans will say “I’d pay just to watch him play defense.”
That is what fans have said about Jose Iglesias.
He is not going anywhere. The Detroit Tigers are building around Iggy as part of their core. Healthy this year (knock on wood) we’ve been able to truly see his greatness from Game 1 to Game 1whateverweareonrightnow for the first time since his arrival here mid year 2013.
Words don’t do Iglesias justice, so let’s look at the plays.
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