Embed from Getty Images The rebuilding Detroit Tigers started the seaon with no prospects in the top 100 in MLB. They now boast 5. the breakdown looks like this.
Matt Manning: looks every bit the ace in making the Detroit Tigers thought he was when they drafted him. He shot through rookie ball and is now in high A ball. In 28 innings pitched Manning has 34 strikeouts. He is on track for a 2020 Motown arrival.
Casey Mize: made his long awaited debut striking out 4 of the 6 batters he faced. Drafted as an ace will most likely settle into the #2 spot in the rotaion once in Detroit by 2020.
Franklin Perez: he has been hit with the injury bug. Still an outstanding prospect still should arrive in Detroit in 2020.
Beau Burrows: Solid thus far. He has hit a rough patch in Erie as he is adding a curve to his pitching tools. Still a sure 2020 bet to make the Tigers.
Issac Paredes: promoted to Double A Erie and promptly hit a grand slam. Paredes became the first player in 20 years to hit double digit home runs in the Florida league. He is on pace to reach the Motor City in 2020.
Daz Cameron: promoted two weeks before Issac Paredes to the Erie Seawolves Cameron showed why many scouts have him as a sure fire all-star. Batting .305 with 5 home runs and 5 triples while playing electric in center field. Detroit bound by 2020 if not late 2019.
Alex Faedo: Has been nothing short of filthy in Erie. Only walking 12 batters in 40 innings pitched. Faedo is working on a change up. Also 2020 for his Comerica Park debut.
Kyle Funkhouser: was on pace for a September call up when he suffered a broken foot. His season is over. He should make it to Detroit sometime next Summer.
Christian Stewart: due to Detroit front office miscues he is still for no good reason in Toledo. While the Tigers let Victor Martinez finish his career. He should be roaming the Detroit Tigers outfield next season.