Founded in 1981, Baseball America covers the game at every level. The popular publication which is released bi-weekly focuses on high school, college, Japan and minor league prospects. Baseball America is a go-to resource for MLB scouts, general managers and players themselves. The publication just released their list of top 10 Detroit Tigers prospects. Some names fans know and some new names have made the list.
The newest edition of Baseball America has a player all Detroit Tigers know well, top prospect Spencer Torkelson on the cover
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Spencer Torkelson is back on the cover of Baseball America.
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The young Tigers corner infielder has unseated Casey Mize as the organizations top prospect. This after a 2020 season in which Mize made his major league debut.
While Mize is still on the list of top 10 Detroit Tigers prospects he has been passed by fellow starting pitcher Tarik Skubal. Skubal also reached the major leagues in 2020 and flashed some promising outings to give the Tigers and the fan base a look at the bright future for the left handed pitcher.
It should be noted the Tigers did have three prospects drop out of the top 10. Shortstop Willi Castro, catcher Jake Rogers and pitcher Franklin Perez. The three players who exited the list opened the door for new faces.
The Detroit Tigers top 10 prospects now reads as such:
1. 1B/3B Spencer Torkelson (n/a)
2. LHP Tarik Skubal (3rd)
3. RHP Casey Mize (1st)
4. RHP Matt Manning (2nd)
5. OF Riley Greene (4th)
6. 3B Isaac Paredes (5th)
7. C Dillon Dingler (n/a)
8. OF Daz Cameron (7th)
9. OF Daniel Cabrera (n/a/)
10. RHP Alex Faedo (6th)
The draft saw the Tigers organization bring in hitters. Not just hitters but big time hitters as well as fill positional needs within the organization. Now armed with a top five minor league system and having the No. 3 overall pick in next summer’s draft, the Detroit Tigers future is looking much brighter.