Detroit Tigers: Breaking down and reconstructing for next year

Apr 30, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; A view of Comerica Park prior to the game of the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; A view of Comerica Park prior to the game of the Chicago White Sox against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 19, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) catches a popfly against the Seattle Mariners during the fourth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

Infield

Catcher: James McCann,

First Base: Nicholas Castellanos

Second Base: Dixon Machado

Third Base: Argenis Diaz

Shortstop: José Iglesias

Going through this, Iglesias and McCann are pretty straight forward.  They stay put, McCann even gets more playing time.

As I mentioned in my article making a case for Castellanos, first base will make him more comfortable in the field.  Thus raising his fielding percentage.

I say this because Castellanos will make the tough plays but boot routine grounders.  That means the glove is there, it is just all in his head.

Again I plead for Machado to see time in the Detroit Tigers infield.  He will be a valuable asset in future success.  He has shown hitting talent and fielding ability.

All Machado needs is more time in the Detroit Tigers lineup to develop into at least a serviceable player.  But I see him blossoming into a star.

Diaz is not a well known name.  But he has started all over the infield in Toledo, with twenty games at third base.

With Castellanos at first, someone needs to take over third and Diaz is the guy.

He is hitting .276 in Triple-A.  He will be a contact hitter, considering he has one home run on the year.  But it will be a solid bat at the end of the lineup.