There are dozens of ways baseball players can contribute on the field, but few things draw the eye like a ball soaring over the outfield fence. Raw power is one of the easiest things to spot: just look for the guys hitting moonshots during batting practice. But usable in-game power is a different animal, and it’s rare to see players realize their full power potential. The Tigers have a solid crop of power-hitting prospects heading into 2017, led by one of last year’s most prolific sluggers.
February 15, 2017
TigsTown continues its countdown of the top 50 prospects in the organization for 2017 with a look at those prospects ranked in the 30's, featuring a number of arms in various stages of development, including a pair of arms that have come back strong from injuries.
December 9, 2016
As we have seen in the past, hardly any team can survive an entire season without injuries to some of their players. When a Tigers player goes down this season they will likely have to dip into their farm system for replacements. The Tigers farm system is still incredibly weak in terms of talent, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t guys in the top levels of the minors that are waiting for the chance to prove themselves at the Major League Level. Here are some Tigers Prospects, in no particular or
March 27, 2016
On Monday on the back fields, the Tigers Double-A and Triple-A clubs were in action. But as roughly 20 players that would otherwise be with the clubs still remain in big league camp, many of the players on the diamond were those that might not be in the role for that team when camp breaks. That presents opportunity, and there were a number of intriguing performances worth noting, including under-the-radar prospects like Connor Harrell and Harold Castro.
March 23, 2016
Raw arm strength may not be as important to outfield defense as range and instincts, but few things in baseball are as exciting as an outfielder uncorking a laser and nailing a runner trying to score. The best outfield arms can throw with velocity, carry, and accuracy, and while there isn’t a Cespedes-level arm lurking in the Tigers’ system, there are a handful of players who make runners think twice before heading home. Head inside to see who they are!
March 2, 2016
The three outfield positions come with very different defensive requirements, but plus defense is welcome anywhere on the diamond. The Tigers have one truly excellent defensive outfielder in 2014 first-round pick Derek Hill, but are there any plus gloves behind him?
February 26, 2016
The Tigers added a pair of very good power hitters to the organization over the summer in 2015, adding to the man at the top of the list that could still be a big player in Detroit. But much of the optimism in this group might be in those that have plenty of projection but are still at the very bottom of the organizational ladder, ready to hammer their way up it.
February 3, 2016
With the next five scouting reports up, we take a look at a pair of experienced college outfielders in Ross Kivett and Connor Harrell along with a pair of youngsters in Franklin Navarro and Zach Shepherd that more recently made their stateside debut, but show plenty of potential and promise.
January 8, 2015