2022 Detroit Tigers Top MLB Prospects

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An improvement, albeit a small one landed the Tigers in a third-place finish of 77-85, their first 70-plus win season since 2016. And more help is on the way.

With 2019 draft pick Riley Greene and 2020 draft pick Spencer Torkelson poised to make a case for seeing Detroit fairly quickly in 2022, the Tigers, in turn, are able to bolster an aging lineup and continue to cultivate the development of the young arms that they have been working to acquire.  

Today, we unveil the 10 best prospects in Detroit’s system as it enters 2022. 

We’ll be hosting a Tigers mailbag answering your prospect questions, which will be posted tomorrow (Thursday). You can submit your questions here

Here’s how we project their lineup in 2025, with their 2025 ages in parentheses. 


Catcher: Dillon Dingler (26)
First Base: Spencer Torkelson (25)
Second Base: Ryan Kreidler (27)
Third Base: Gage Workman (25)
Shortstop: Javier Baez (33)
Left Field: Roberto Campos (21)
Center Field: Akil Baddoo (26)
Right Field: Riley Greene (24)
Designated Hitter: Jeimer Candelario (31)

No. 1 Starter: Casey Mize (27)
No. 2 Starter: Tarik Skubal (28)
No. 3 Starter: Jackson Jobe (22)
No. 4 Starter: Eduardo Rodriguez (31)
No. 5 Starter: Matt Manning (27)
Closer: Gregory Soto (30)

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: Spencer Torkelson
Best Strike-Zone Discipline: Andre Lipcius
Fastest Baserunner: Parker Meadows
Best Athlete: Dillon Dingler
Best Fastball: Erick Pinales
Best Curveball: Wilmer Flores
Best Slider: Zack Hess
Best Changeup: Jason Foley
Best Control: Beau Brieske
Best Defensive Catcher: Dillon Dingler
Best Defensive Infielder: Ryan Kreidler
Best Infield Arm: Gage Workman
Best Defensive Outfielder: Riley Greene
Best Outfield Arm: Jose De La Cruz

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