Detroit Tigers Top 30
By Justin Coleman
The last time the Tigers picked first overall, they landed Casey Mize in 2018. Two years later he's Detroit's top prospect and one of the top-ranked arms in the minors.
Again now again, Tigers find themselves on the clock.
Detroit bottomed out at 47-114 last year, its third consecutive season losing 98 games or more. And while Detroit is still in the midst of an arduous rebuild, it hasn't been a fruitless effort so far, especially on the pitching side. The Tigers system climbed to among the top half in baseball at the end of 2019 thanks largely to the talent of the arms in their system, headlined by the likes of Mize, Matt Manning and the emergence of Tarik Skubal.
Now Detroit hopes to see some of its bats make similar strides.
Here's how we project their lineup in 2023, with their 2023 age in parentheses.
Catcher: Jake Rogers (28)
First Base: Jeimer Candelario (29)
Second Base: Niko Goodrum (31)
Third Base: Isaac Paredes (24)
Shortstop: Willi Castro (26)
Left Field: Daz Cameron (26)
Center Field: Victor Reyes (28)
Right Field: Riley Greene (22)
Designated Hitter: Christin Stewart (29)
No. 1 Starter: Casey Mize (25)
No. 2 Starter: Matt Manning (25)
No. 3 Starter: Tarik Skubal (25)
No. 4 Starter: Alex Faedo (27)
No. 5 Starter: Spencer Turnbull (30)
Closer: Zack Hess (26)
Listed below are the prospects with the best tools within the organization. To go directly to Detroit's Top 10, click here.
Best Hitter for Average: Riley Greene
Best Power Hitter: Riley Greene
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Isaac Paredes
Fastest Baserunner: Parker Meadows
Best Athlete: Parker Meadows
Best Fastball: Jason Foley
Best Curveball: Matt Manniing
Best Slider: Alex Faedo
Best Changeup: Casey Mize
Best Control: Paul Richan
Best Defensive Catcher: Jake Rogers
Best Defensive Infielder: Sergio Alcantara
Best Infield Arm: Sergio Alcantara
Best Defensive Outfielder: Derek Hill
Best Outfield Arm: Jose Azocar
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