LF,CF,RF - FA
Tyler Collins finished 3-for-4 with a pair of bookend homers, driving in four runs in a 5-4 win over the Orioles.
Collins smashed a no-doubter in the second off starter Ubaldo Jiménez to put the Tigers on the board and tie the game before then launching a three run joint in the fifth to cap the scoring and eventually end Jiménez' night early. After not registering a hit since May 1st, Collins exploded in a big way and now sports a .238/.300/.396 line with four home runs and 12 RBIs so far on the year.
Tyler Collins finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in Detroit's 7-1 win over Cleveland.
Collins has been on fire for the past week batting .476 and driving in six runs. He had a hot bat at the start of the season as well putting together an eight-game hit streak at one point but cooled off considerably before this sudden surge. If he can sustain things this time around, you might want to start taking a look at him if you're looking for OF help. Collins is currently slashing .304/.360/.435 with two home runs and six RBIs
Tyler Collins has made the Detroit Tigers' Opening Day roster. Collins will likely platoon with right-handed counterpart Mikie Mahtook in RF. Over 56 games with the Tigers last year, Collins posted a .235 AVG with four home runs.
Expect Collins to get the majority of starts in this platoon but the numbers are far from impressive (.299 wOBA, .147 ISO). Outside of an absolute punt OF play in DFS, Collins is not fantasy relevant.
Collins left Wednesday's game in the eighth inning of the Tigers 4-1 loss to the Royals. He was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning by a 99-mph Yordano Ventura fastball.
X-rays were negative, but he could be out a few days according to manager Brad Ausmus. Regular center fielder Cameron Maybin has already been out with a sprained left thumb leaving super-utility player Andrew Romine as the only healthy option left on the roster. It's a good idea to avoid this situation fantasy wise until Maybin returns and has proven to be healthy again.
Collins went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the Tigers 3-2 win versus Houston. He had a key ninth-inning single that helped lead to the walk-off win.
In his last seven games, he has gone 6-for-16 with two home runs and six RBI.