4 Tigers that are making a good impression early in spring training

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MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves
Mar 16, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) reacts after hitting a home run against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The win-loss results of battles in spring training are virtually irrelevant. What is important in preseason baseball are the competitions between personnel for positions, the battles within the battles if you will.

As Opening Day draws near, the Tigers will have a number of major decisions to make when it comes to compiling the 25-man lineup, most notably the center field job and No. 5 spot in the rotation. Aside from those, filling out the bench spots will be important as well.

There are four players in camp that are currently helping their own cause, players that Tigers fans should be monitoring for the rest of the month.

1. JACOBY JONES

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Atlanta Braves
Mar 16, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) reacts with shortstop Brendan Ryan (26) after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the sixth inning at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

2. MATT BOYD

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at New York Mets
Feb 26, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Boyd (48) throws against the New York Mets during a spring training game at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

3. DIXON MACHADO

MLB: Spring Training-Atlanta Braves at Detroit Tigers
Feb 27, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki (right) is caught sliding into second base by Detroit Tigers shortstop Dixon Machado (left) during the first inning of a spring training baseball game at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

4. ALEX PRESLEY

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees
Feb 28, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers player Alex Presley (14) high fives third base coach Dave Clark (25) as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports