2018 Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

Tigers Top 10 Prospects
1. Franklin Perez, RHP
2. Alex Faedo, RHP
3. Matt Manning, RHP
4. Beau Burrows, RHP
5. Jake Rogers, C
6. Daz Cameron, OF
7. Isaac Paredes, SS/2B
8. Dawel Lugo, SS/3B
9. Christin Stewart, OF
10. Gregory Soto, LHP

GOT QUESTIONS? Tigers Top 10 Chat


For each organization, we identify the 10 prospects with the highest ceilings, with consideration given to the likelihood of reaching those ceilings.

To qualify as a prospect, a position player cannot exceed 130 big league at-bats, while a pitcher cannot exceed 50 innings or 30 relief appearances. These thresholds mirror major league rookie qualifications, albeit without regard for major league service time.

Notable Graduations: OF JaCoby Jones (6) and SS Dixon Machado (14).

Trending: 🔺 The Tigers have more pitching depth than they have had in years.

 

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

Strengths: The Tigers have targeted pitchers at the top of each of the past three drafts, and it's paid off with Alex Faedo, Matt Manning and Beau Burrows. Add in trade acquisition Franklin Perez and the organization has its best group of arms in years. Detroit now has future starters to go with its always deep group of potential power relievers.

Weaknesses: Paced by Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, the Tigers' lineup has been potent for years. The foundation of the next great lineup isn't here yet. Detroit does have some up-the-middle prospects who could be big league regulars, but there are few players in the system who project as potential above-average hitters. Outfielder Christin Stewart is the best slugger in the system but most of the team's top positions prospects lack star power.

 

BEST TOOLS

🔸Best Hitter for Average: Mike Gerber.
🔸Best Power Hitter: Christin Stewart.
🔸Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Sam McMillan.
🔸Fastest Baserunner: Derek Hill.
🔸Best Athlete: Derek Hill.
🔸Best Fastball: Beau Burrows.
🔸Best Curveball: Franklin Perez.
🔸Best Slider: Alex Faedo.
🔸Best Changeup: Sandy Baez.
🔸Best Control: John Schreiber.
🔸Best Defensive Catcher: Jake Rogers.
🔸Best Defensive INF: Sergio Alcantara.
🔸Best INF Arm: Dawel Lugo.
🔸Best Defensive OF: Derek Hill.
🔸Best OF Arm: Jose Azocar.

 

PROJECTED 2021 LINEUP

(Listed with 2021 season age)

🔸C Jake Rogers (25)
🔸1B Jeimer Candelario (27)
🔸2B Isaac Paredes (22)
🔸3B Dawel Lugo (26)
🔸SS Jose Iglesias (31)
🔸LF Christin Stewart (27)
🔸CF Daz Cameron (24)
🔸RF Nick Castellanos (29)
🔸DH Miguel Cabrera (38)
🔸SP Michael Fulmer (28)
🔸SP Franklin Perez (23)
🔸SP Alex Faedo (25)
🔸SP Matt Manning (23)
🔸SP Daniel Norris (28)
🔸CL Beau Burrows (24)

 

TOP PROSPECTS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: RHP Rick Porcello (Red Sox) | WAR: 16.2
🔸2009: RHP Rick Porcello (Red Sox) | WAR: **
🔸2010: RHP Jacob Turner (Nationals) | WAR: -1.8
🔸2011: RHP Jacob Turner (Nationals) | WAR: **
🔸2012: RHP Jacob Turner (Nationals) | WAR: **
🔸2013: 3B/OF Nick Castellanos (Tigers) | WAR: 1.3
🔸2014: 3B/OF Nick Castellanos (Tigers) | WAR: 1.3
🔸2015: OF Steven Moya (Tigers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2016: RHP Michael Fulmer (Tigers) | WAR: 8.3
🔸2017: RHP Matt Manning (Tigers) | Top 10

 

TOP DRAFT PICKS OF THE DECADE

(Listed with 2017 organization)

🔸2008: RHP Ryan Perry (Did Not Play) | WAR: 0.3
🔸2009: RHP Jacob Turner (Nationals) | WAR: -1.8
🔸2010: 3B Nick Castellanos (1st rd. supp., Tigers) | WAR: 1.3
🔸2011: C James McCann (2nd rd., Tigers) | WAR: 3.4
🔸2012: RHP Jake Thompson (2nd rd., Phillies) | WAR: 0.3
🔸2013: RHP Jonathon Crawford (Reds) | WAR: N/A
🔸2014: OF Derek Hill (Tigers) | WAR: N/A
🔸2015: RHP Beau Burrows (Tigers) | Top 10
🔸2016: RHP Matt Manning (Tigers) | Top 10
🔸2017: RHP Alex Faedo (Tigers) | Top 10


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