Acquired in a trade from the Boston Red Sox in 2013, Jose Iglesias was putting up the best numbers of his young career. With Boston in 2013, Iglesias hit .330, and reached base at a .376 clip. Not to mention the fact that Iglesias possesses one of the best gloves in all of baseball.
The Red Sox were looking to part ways with Iglesias with hot prospect Xander Bogaerts making a name for himself in Triple-A.
Through 46 games with the Tigers in 2013, Iglesias hit just .259, but won the approval of Tiger fans with his slick defense at the shortstop position. Iglesias would end up finishing in second place behind Wil Myers in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.
He missed all of 2014 with stress fractures in his shins, but came back the following year just as strong as his 2013 form. He made his first All-Star team for the first time in his career, and added many other highlight-reel type plays to his resume.
By hitting .300 in 2015, Iglesias showed prowess at the plate to supplement his breathtaking play in the field. If he can duplicate his statistics from 2015, Iglesias can make a name for himself as one of the best shortstops in baseball.
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