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Extended Look

John Wagner -Premium Content

In spring training, Mark Sorensen was deemed to not be among the 12 pitchers worthy of a spot on the low Class A West Michigan staff.<br/><br/>By the end of July, though, the righthander was chosen as the best pitcher on the Whitecaps staff—and the top choice to receive a promotion to high Class A Lakeland.

Majors | #2009#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports

A Path Of His Own

Jon Paul Morosi -Premium Content

Tyler Stohr attended four pre-draft workouts last year. The last of them—in Mesa, Ariz., with the Cubs—was different than the others.<br/><br/>In addition to throwing for scouts, he was given a rare look inside the team's draft room. There was a reason for that: His father, Keith, was the Cubs' area scout in northern Florida.

Majors | #2009#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports

Back On Track

Jon Paul Morosi -Premium Content

Brent Dlugach appeared to be the Tigers' top shortstop prospect at the end of spring training in 2007. He impressed Detroit manager Jim Leyland with his smooth defensive play and looked like a confident hitter during big league camp.<br/><br/>Since then, however, he has played in only 29 regular season games.

Majors | #2009#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports