Posted on February 19, 2013 by Daniel Marino
Dan Marino continues his trek through each division in the major leagues and giving you one player he thinks is the: Rookie to Watch, Breakthrough Player, The Party’s Over, Non-Roster Invitee Most Likely to Stick, and Just Not Seeing it.
Now, in part three of six, he brings you the American League Central:
Part 1: AL East Players to Watch.
Part 2: National League East. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Avisail Garcia, Brent Morel, Brett Myers, Bubba Starling, Chicago White Sox, Chris Parmelee, Cleveland Indians, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Detroit Tigers, Endy Chavez, Hector Santiago, Jeff Clement, Jeremy Guthrie, Justin Masterson, Justin Morneau, Kansas City Royals, Kenny Faulk, Luke Hochevar, Max Scherzer, Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins, Octavio Dotel, Rick Porcello, Ron Gardenhire, Salvador Perez, Scott Kazmir, Trayce Thompson, Trevor Bauer, Tyler Flowers | 3 Comments »
Posted on February 13, 2013 by mlbdirtstaff
The Detroit Tigers have been drafting and signing high upside talent recently and their system is very heavy with prospects in the lower minor and most are a few years away. Only two prospects in our top 16 are over 23 years of age.
Below are our top 16 prospects with 2013 opening day age, position, and comments on each player. Below the top 16 is a small list of additional notable names. Enjoy.
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: Prospects, Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers, Bruce Rondon, Casey Crosby, Eugenio Suarez, James McCann, Brenny Paulino, Danry Vasquez, Tyler Collins, Dean Green, Avisail Garcia, Joe Rogers, Austin Schotts, Jeff Kobernus, 2013 Top Prospects, Jake Thompson, Steven Moya, Harold Castro, Montreal Robertson, Hernan Perez, Melvin Mercedes | Leave a Comment »
Posted on November 14, 2012 by Jonathan C. Mitchell
The Detroit Tigers have reportedly agreed to terms with former Los Angeles Angels right fielder Torii Hunter on a two-year deal worth $26M.
The 37-year old Hunter is coming off of a 2012 campaign where he hit .313/.365/.451 with a 130 wRC+ and 16 homeruns with 9 stolen bases in 10 attempts. His average and wRC+ were both career bests while his on-base percentage was .001 from his career high. Hunter does add value, especially with his glove in right field, but do not expect a repeat of his 2012 season where he was a +5.3 fWAR player although he could still be worth five wins to the Tigers. Let me explain. (more…)
Filed under: Digging Deep - Analysis | Tagged: Andy Dirks, Avisail Garcia, Brennan Boesch, Delmon Young, Detroit Tigers, Don Kelly, Free Agents, Jim Leyland, Los Angeles Angels, Torii Hunter | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 4, 2012 by Jonathan C. Mitchell
The Detroit Tigers’ system is full of young projectable talent and a lot of left handed pitchers who are all trying their best to stick on as starting pitchers.
Next year’s Florida State League team in Lakeland should be a fun one to watch with most of the young talent either starting there or moving there at some point in the year.
Below are my top 16 prospects with 2012 opening day age, position, and comments on each player. Below the top 16 is a small list of additional notable names. Enjoy.
Filed under: On the Farm - Prospects | Tagged: 2012 Top Prospects, Aaron Westlake, Adam Wilk, Alex Burgos, Andrew Oliver, Avisail Garcia, Brenny Paulino, Brian Flynn, Casey Crosby, Dan Fields, Danry Vasquez, Dean Green, Detroit Tigers, Drew Smyly, Eugenio Suarez, Jacob Turner, James McCann, Kyle Ryan, Nick Castellanos, Prospects, Tyler Collins, Tyler Gibson | 4 Comments »