The Tigers #3 ranked prospect, Garcia is an exceptional athlete. He combines a premium frame with tremendous strength, quickness, grace and coordination. Scouts project him to fill out as he reaches his physical peak but that shouldn't keep him from remaining a very good athlete.
The middle three prospects in the top five are relative newcomers to the system, having joined the Tigers in the 2011 and 2012 drafts. Schotts is a smaller, speedy guy with plus-plus athleticism. Gibson is a physical beast that matches the raw athleticism of any player in the system, he just doesn't consistently show it on the field. Rashad Brown is a bit of an unknown prospect but he is built like an NFL defensive back and moves like one too.
Daniel Fields was drafted and signed by the Tigers because of his baseball bloodlines and strong athletic ability. He thickened up a bit immediately after signing, losing some of his athleticism, but he was back in great form in 2012, showing the premium athleticism that earned him a seven-figure signing bonus.
Both Crosby and Iorg have been among the top five over the last few years, with Iorg frequently rating as the best prospect in the system. He drops off the list both because of the arrival of several premium athletes, but also because scouts reported he just wasn't as explosive in 2012. Jake Stewart is another newcomer to the system, offering plus athleticism in center field.
The Tigers have frequently signed raw athletes out of the Dominican Republic and Venezuela and both Adames and Gonzalez are those types of players. Adames was signed at the outset of the 2012 international signing period and Gonzalez put his raw athleticism on display in his stateside debut last year. Yet another 2012 draftee, Miguel Paulino is an explosive athlete that is still coming back from some injuries he suffered in high school
Several players on this list could be in the mix for the top five in any given year. Samuel Crafort and Alwin Delgado are lesser known prospects with big time athleticism. Jared Gayhart and Wade Gaynor are older players with physical, athletic bodies. Charlie Neil was a Division I soccer player at Yale and Steven Moya shows strong athleticism despite his mammoth body.