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  1. 1. Riley Greene | OF
    Riley Greene
    Born: Sep 28, 2000
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Oviedo, Fla., 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: RJ Burgess.
    Minors: .301/.387/.534 | 24 HR | 16 SB | 485 AB

    BA Grade: 65/High

    Track Record: Greene has yet to lose any momentum since being selected fifth overall in 2019. He signed for $6.18 million and hit the ground running in 2019, cascading three levels and hitting a combined .271/.347/.403 as he rose to Low-A West Michigan. Following the canceled 2020 minor league season, the Tigers challenged Greene once again in 2021 with an assignment to Double-A Erie. Once again, Greene excelled, hitting .298/.381/.525 and joining Spencer Torkelson as the Tigers’ representatives at the Futures Game in Denver. The Tigers tested Greene again in August with a promotion to Triple-A Toledo, where Greene exceeded expectations both offensively and defensively. Over 40 games with the Mud Hens, Greene slashed .308/.400/.553 with a .954 OPS and eight home runs to bring his single-season total to 29 homers. Although Greene was among the Tigers’ selections for the Arizona Fall League, a head injury suffered at the end of his Triple-A season continued to produce concussion-like symptoms, forcing the Tigers to retract Greene’s participation. He cleared concussion protocol shortly after and began his offseason routine in preparation for the 2022 season.

    Scouting Report: Greene has drawn plaudits for his elite feel and instincts as a hitter since he was a high school underclassmen. Mixing exceptional talent with a mature approach and a high IQ, Greene possesses elite bat speed with fluid, balanced stroke and does damage with a deceptive level of raw, projectable power. He has displayed advanced plate discipline and barrel control and every level he’s been assigned to and, in scouts’ words, never seems to “run out of gas.” His physical gifts and advanced feel at the plate make him a potential plus-plus hitter who contends for batting titles, and he has a chance to grow into 20-plus home run power. Defensively, the Tigers’ have played Greene plenty in center field, but he projects to be a corner outfielder down the road. No matter where Greene plays, his decisions are calculated with enough confidence to complete difficult plays and make them look easy with his fluid defensive actions. His above-average speed and arm strength give him a future in right field.

    The Future: Greene only seems to thrive with every challenge, leading to the belief that he could make a case for a major league promotion before the all-star break, if not sooner. His consistent contact and fluid defense should allow him to seize a starting role quickly and begin his ascent to a perennial all-star who hits for average and power.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 70. Power: 55. Speed: 55. Fielding: 60. Arm: 55

  2. 2. Spencer Torkelson | 1B/3B
    Spencer Torkelson
    Born: Aug 26, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 220
    Drafted/Signed: Arizona State, 2020 (1st round).
    Signed By: Joey Lothrop.
    Minors: .267/.383/.552 | 30 HR | 5 SB | 431 AB

    BA Grade: 65/High

    Track Record: Torkelson broke Barry Bonds’ freshman home run record at Arizona State and established himself early as the top prospect in the 2020 draft class. The Tigers drafted him first overall and signed him for $8.146 million, the largest signing bonus for any player since MLB implemented the draft pool system in 2012. Torkelson reported to the Tigers’ alternate training site after he signed and made his pro debut in 2021. He hit 30 home runs as he jumped three levels from High-A to Triple-A and was selected for the Futures Game in Denver. The Tigers sent Torkelson to the Arizona Fall League after the season, but his campaign was cut short by a sprained ankle.

    Scouting Report: With strength in both physical appearance and performance, Torkelson punishes baseballs to all fields with 80-grade raw power and hits jaw-dropping home runs that demoralize opposing pitchers. More than just an all-or-nothing slugger, Torkelson compliments his power with a polished eye for the strike zone, excellent hand-eye coordination and a mature approach that make him a plus hitter. Torkelson played his entire college career at first base and, even though the Tigers announced him as a third baseman on draft day, first base is his present and future home. Torkelson is only a fringe-average runner, but his natural athleticism, average arm strength and steady footwork have him positioned as to be at least an average defender.

    The Future: After steamrolling his way through three affiliates, Torkelson has a chance to make the Tigers’ roster out of spring training. If he doesn’t, his debut should come shortly after.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 60. Power: 70. Speed: 45. Fielding: 50. Arm: 50.

  3. 3. Jackson Jobe | RHP
    Jackson Jobe
    Born: Jul 30, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 190
    Signed By: Steve Taylor.

    BA Grade: 60/Extreme

    Track Record: The son of professional golfer Brandt Jobe, Jackson carried Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City) High to the Oklahoma 4A state championship as its star shortstop and top pitcher and won BA’s 2021 High School Player of the Year award. Though he had pro potential as a position player, he was the best high school pitcher in the class, leading the Tigers to select him third overall as a pitcher and sign him for $6.9 million to forgo his commitment to Mississippi. Jobe did not pitch after signing and did not take part in instructional league.

    Scouting Report: Jobe stands at a projectable 6-foot-2, 190 pounds and has plenty of room to add strength and fill out his frame. His fastball sits 92-94 mph and touches 96 with solid movement. His primary weapon is a plus-plus, high-spin slider with depth and bite that he expertly locates to both sides of the plate. His low-80s changeup with late dive is steadily improving and shows plus potential, and his above-average spike curveball with 11-to-5 break and depth could improve the more he works it into his arsenal. Jobe repeats his low-effort delivery and clean arm action for above-average control and is an excellent athlete with an advanced feel for pitching on the mound.

    The Future: Jobe’s arsenal and mature understanding of his craft could help him rise faster than most high school pitchers. He has at least mid-rotation potential and will begin his pro career in 2022.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60. Curveball: 55. Slider: 70. Changeup: 60. Control: 55.

  4. 4. Dillon Dingler | C
    Dillon Dingler
    Born: Sep 17, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: Ohio State, 2020 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Austin Cousino.
    Minors: .239/.310/.407 | 12 HR | 1 SB | 322 AB

    BA Grade: 55/High

    Track Record: Dingler played both catcher and center field his freshman year at Ohio State before moving behind the plate full-time as a sophomore. His athleticism helped make him arguably the best defensive catcher in the 2020 draft class, and the Tigers drafted him 38th overall and signed him for $1,952,300, Dingler reported to the Tigers alternate training site after signing and made his pro debut in 2021. He quickly hit his way up to Double-A Erie, but he suffered a fractured finger tip on his left hand in early August when he got crossed up on a sign and finished the year slowly.

    Scouting Report: Dingler has a physical, well-proportioned frame and is a good athlete on both sides of the ball. He is a plus runner, rare for a catcher, and has cat-like reflexes behind the plate. He is relatively new to the position and is still learning it, but he has consistently improved both his framing and receiving with experience and projects to be an above-average defender. His best asset is his plus-plus arm that shuts down running games. While Dingler’s defense outshines his offense, he has increasingly learned to tap into his above-average raw power and does damage when he connects. He swings and misses too much to be more than an average hitter, but he projects to hit enough for a catcher.

    The Future: Dingler is fully recovered from his finger injury and will be ready for spring training. He is the Tigers’ catcher of the future and will be an asset behind the plate for their talented young pitchers.

    Scouting Grades:Hit: 45. Power: 50. Speed: 60. Fielding: 55. Arm: 70.

  5. 5. Gage Workman | SS
    Gage Workman
    Born: Oct 24, 1999
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 195
    Drafted/Signed: Arizona State, 2020 (4th round).
    Signed By: Joey Lothrop.
    Minors: .246/.326/.434 | 12 HR | 31 SB | 452 AB

    BA Grade: 50/High

    Track Record: A teammate of Spencer Torkelson’s at Arizona State, Workman quietly shined in Torkelson’s shadow and was selected in the fourth round by the Tigers in 2020, the same year they picked Torkelson first overall. After primarily playing third base in college, Workman spent most of his pro debut at shortstop and climbed from Low-A to High-A while showing an intriguing power-speed combination with 55 extra-base hits and 31 stolen bases.

    Scouting Report: Labeled “insanely athletic” by multiple observers, Workman is a defensive stalwart whose offense remains a work in progress. He’s a switch-hitter who is significantly better from the left side, but he does flash above-average power from both sides of the plate. He swings and misses too often to be more than a fringe-average hitter and will rely on his power to make an impact. Workman is extremely fluid defensively with clean hands, average range and an above-average arm strength. He’s a plus defender at both shortstop and third base and can play whichever his team needs.Though he’s just an average runner, his instincts on the basepaths make him a stolen-base threat.

    The Future: Workman’s power and defense give him a path to an everyday job on the left side of the infield. He’ll move to Double-A in 2022.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 45. Power: 55. Speed: 50. Fielding: 60. Arm: 55.

  6. 6. Ty Madden | RHP
    Ty Madden
    Born: Feb 21, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 215
    Signed By: George Schaefer.

    BA Grade: 50/High

    Track Record: A 34th-round pick of the Royals out of high school, Madden spent three years in Texas’ starting rotation and won Big 12 Conference pitcher of the year in 2021. Expected to be one of the top pitchers selected in the draft, he instead slid to the supplemental first round, where the Tigers excitedly scooped him up with the 32nd overall pick and signed him for an above-slot $2.5 million bonus. The Tigers opted not to send him to an affiliate after he pitched 113.2 innings for the Longhorns in the spring.

    Scouting Report: Madden combines top-end velocity with above-average control and is more consistent than most pitchers his age. His fastball sits 94-96 mph and touches 99 mph and is extremely effective when he pitches down in the zone with it. He complements his heater with a plus slider in the mid-80s that draws swings and misses and rounds out his arsenal with a developing curveball with solid depth and changeup with late fade, both of which project to be average pitches. Madden gets hit when he pitches up in the zone, so keeping the ball down is paramount to his success. He throws plenty of strikes and is a confident, poised presence on the mound.

    The Future: Madden’s struggles pitching up in the zone raise questions, but his arsenal and demeanor are more than enough for him to be a solid back-end starter. He is set to make his pro debut in 2022 and could rise up the system quickly.

    Scouting Grades: Fastball: 60. Curveball: 50. Slider: 60. Changeup: 50. Control: 55

  7. 7. Ryan Kreidler | SS
    Ryan Kreidler
    Born: Nov 12, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 208
    Signed By: Tim McWilliam.
    Minors: .270/.349/.454 | 22 HR | 15 SB | 482 AB

    BA Grade: 50/High

    Track Record: The son of sports writer and author Mark Kreidler, Ryan long drew raves for his defense but didn’t hit until his junior year at UCLA. The Tigers drafted him in the fourth round in 2019 and signed him for $517,400. Kreidler spent 2020 at the Tigers alternate training site and emerged as a vastly improved hitter in 2021. He hit .270 with 22 home runs, 58 RBIs and 15 stolen bases between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo and became the fastest-rising prospect in the Tigers system.

    Scouting Report: Kreidler is a strong, physical presence at 6-foot-4, 208 pounds and is impressively athletic for his size. He has a quick first step, moves extremely well with light feet and is a cerebral defender with excellent instincts and a knack for reading swings. His soft hands and plus arm strength make him a plus defender anywhere on the infield, and he often sets the defense with his natural leadership qualities. Kreidler generates plus raw power with ease and has improved his ability to get to it, but he swings and misses too often against better pitching and projects to be a below-average hitter. His average speed and solid instincts make him a base-stealing threat.

    The Future: Kreidler’s infield defense and power make him a strong utility candidate, and he could be a starter if he keeps improving offensively. He is in position to make his debut in 2022.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 40. Power: 50. Speed: 50. Fielding: 60. Arm: 60.

  8. 8. Roberto Campos | OF
    Roberto Campos
    Born: Jun 14, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2019.
    Signed By: Aldo Perez/Oliver Arias.
    Minors: .228/.316/.441 | 8 HR | 3 SB | 136 AB

    BA Grade: 55/Extreme

    Track Record: Campos was one of the top amateur players in Cuba before he left the country at age 16 to train in the Dominican Republic and showcase himself for MLB teams. The Tigers signed him for $2.85 million in 2019, the largest international signing bonus they awarded that year. Campos’ pro debut was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, but he finally got his career underway in 2021 in the Florida Complex League. He hit just .221 but also showed his power with eight home runs and a .441 slugging percentage in the FCL.

    Scouting Report: Campos has a frame physically developed beyond his years. He already stands 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and still has room to get even bigger and stronger. Campos is a power hitter first and foremost. He has the bat speed and strength to drive the ball out to any part of the field and boasts plus raw power that could still tick up as he matures. Campos shows flashes of advanced instincts in the batter’s box but still has some edges that need polishing. He doesn’t strike out often but is still learning what pitches he can drive. Campos is an average runner who may slow down as he gets bigger. He plays center field now but projects to move to right, where his above-average arm strength will fit.

    The Future: Campos is set to make his full-season debut with Low-A Lakeland in 2022. His ascent will be more of a slow and steady progression than a quick rise, but he has a chance to be an everyday corner outfielder if everything clicks.

    Scouting Grades: Hit: 50. Power: 55. Speed: 50. Fielding: 50. Arm: 55.

  9. 9. Joey Wentz | LHP
    Joey Wentz
    Born: Oct 6, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 220
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Prairie Village, Kan., 2016 (1st round supplemental).
    Signed By: Nate Dion (Braves).
    Minors: 0-7 | 4.50 ERA | 82 SO | 41 BB | 72 IP

    BA Grade: 45/High

    Track Record: The Tigers acquired Wentz in the 2019 trade that sent Shane Greene to the Braves, but the lefthander suffered an elbow injury shortly after that required Tommy John surgery. He returned to the mound in 2021 and went an unsightly 0-7, 4.50 in 18 starts between High-A and Double-A, but he struck out 10.3 batters per nine innings and got better as the year went on.

    Scouting Report: Wentz is a big, physical presence at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds and has feel to manipulate his three-pitch mix and keep opposing batters on the defensive. His low-90s fastball plays up with late life and pairs well with his above-average, mid-80s changeup. He mixes in an average curveball with late break and mixes his pitches to keep batters guessing. Wentz’s control has long been fringe-average and he is erratic in general. He will often cruise for three or four innings before unraveling.

    The Future: Wentz is still young and could see his stuff tick up as he moves farther away from surgery. He projects as a back-end starter who caps at five innings or a long reliever.

    Scouting Grades:Fastball: 55. Curveball: 50. Changeup: 55. Control: 45.

  10. 10. Izaac Pacheco | SS
    Izaac Pacheco
    Born: Nov 18, 2002
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 225
    Signed By: George Schaefer.
    Minors: .226/.339/.330 | 1 HR | 1 SB | 106 AB

    BA Grade: 55/Extreme

    Track Record: Pacheco showed some of the biggest power in the high school class but also swung and missed more than ideal. The Tigers took the optimistic view and drafted Pacheco in the second round, No. 39 overall, and signed him for an above-slot $2.75 million to forgo a Texas A&M commitment. Pacheco made his pro debut in the Florida Complex League after signing and showed impressive physicality and raw power, but he hit just .226 with one home run and a 34% strikeout rate.

    Scouting Report: Pacheco is every bit of 6-foot-4, 225 pounds and has a powerful lefthanded swing. He looks for pitches on the inner half of the plate and turns on them with giant hacks, sometimes rotating and landing on one knee a la Adrian Beltre. He has plus-plus raw power, solid bat speed and natural loft in his swing. How much Pacheco will get to his power is in question. He recognizes pitches, but struggles with anything on the outer half and swings and misses an inordinate amount. He projects to be no more than a below-average hitter and has substantial gains to make to get there. Pacheco plays a solid shortstop for his large frame with clean hands and plus arm strength, but his future home is third base, where he could be an above-average defender.

    The Future: Pacheco’s biggest challenge will be proving he can make enough contact to get to his power. If he can, he has to be a dangerous lefthanded power threat in the Tigers’ lineup.

    Scouting Grades:Hit: 40. Power: 60. Speed: 45. Fielding: 50. Arm: 60.

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