Tigers’ Will Clinard Hopes To Follow Up Fast Start
LAKELAND, Fla.–Last season Will Clinard made the jump from college to professional baseball look easy. The Tigers’ 19th-round draft pick out of Vanderbilt last June, the righthander dominated at short-season [...]
Crosby’s Stats Deceive
Casey Crosby may have lost six of his last seven starts in Triple-A, but showed progress this season.
Tigers’ Mercedes Has Unwavering Demeanor
Melvin Mercedes has caught everyone's eye with his fastball, but high Class A Lakeland pitching coach Mike Maroth was impressed with the righthander's poise during a playoff run.
McVaney And Others Live Major Dream
While the National League champion was being determined, the Tigers were idle so they brought in players from instructional league to scrimmage to help them stay sharp for the World Series.
Weather Doesn’t Dampen Tigers’ Intructional League
The Tigers battled bad weather during the organization's instructional league, but that didn't mean it was a negative experience for players.
Newfound Control Puts Bruce Rondon On Right Track
It looks as if righthander Bruce Rondon may have figured out how to consistently throw his 100 mph fastball for strikes, and the result was dominating two levels on his way to Triple-A. After posting a 4.50 ERA and seven walks in eight innings to start the season with Lakeland, Rondon allowed just six hits and three walks over 15 innings in his last 15 appearances to rise to Erie in mid-June.
Lopez An Oldie But Goodie
Yorfrank Lopez may be old for the Gulf Coast League at 21, but his raw talent warrants attention.
Tigers’ Suarez Staying Consistent
Shortstop Eugenio Suarez is enjoying a breakout season with low Class West Michigan.
Tigers’ Smith Has Itch To Pitch
Chad Smith is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, but is anxious to begin throwing again.
Rondon Is A Big Man With A Big Fastball
Tigers righthander Bruce Rondon has a big frame that produces fastballs in the triple digits.
Castellanos’ Bat Speeds Development
Third baseman Nick Castellanos has continued to hit after a promotion to Double-A.
Moya adjusting to offspeed stuff
Steven Moya has remarkable power, but struggled against anything other than fastballs. Now he's showing improvement against offspeed stuff.
Tigers Tab Thompson With First Pick
The Tigers didn't have a first pick until the second round of the 2012 draft, but got a power-armed righthander in Jake Thompson.
Oliver Making Steady Progress
Tigers lefthander Andy Oliver has struggled with his command in the past, but was showing progress early in the 2012 season.
There are several prospects with high potential behind the plate, but that doesn't worry Rob Brantly as he welcomes the competition.
Tigers’ Westlake Exhibiting Offense
A first baseman from Vanderbilt, Aaron Westlake was known for his bat in college and the Tigers hope to see it carry him to the big leagues.
Tigers Load Lakeland With Prospects
While much of Detroit's pitching talent is in Triple-A, high Class A Lakeland has a lineup worth keeping an eye on.
Tigers’ Crosby Makes Impression In Brief Showing
Casey Crosby didn't last long in the competition to be the Tigers' fifth starter. The 23-year-old lefthander pitched in three spring training games, allowing six hits while walking six in six innings.<br/><br/>But don't think Crosby didn't make an impression on Detroit manager Jim Leyland.
Stohr Delivers Healthy Returns For Tigers
For Tigers righthander Tyler Stohr, spring training this season is far different from a year ago.