I wanted to highlight a few of the Detroit Tigers prospects I will have a keen eye on in 2020, assuming they get to play of course. If you are a Detroit Tigers fan, like myself, then unfortunately you know the biggest stories and players to follow for this season will be at the minor league levels. For as much as we love and support the big league team, it is the young guys in their system that will have more eyes than ever on them as they work towards building a winner in Motown.
It is no secret that I love a #bloodlines player. Parker certainly is that guy! His brother Austin is off to a roaring start in Pittsburgh. For my money Meadows is only behind Riley Greene in upside and future importance as far as outfield prospects in the Tigers system are concerned. While Meadows struggled to a .221/.296/.312 slash line in 2019 he has the potential to be an impact bat at the big league level. I could envision, at his peak, seeing a potential state line of 80 runs, 25 home runs, 75 RBI, and 15 stolen bases to go with an average in the .260 neighborhood. That would look really good sitting in the 2 hole for the 2025 Detroit Tigers. His power and speed combination will be something to keep track of. I just wish they would have him stop randomly bunting.
— nathan graham (@nathangraham3) April 20, 2019
There is no question the strength of the Detroit Tigers farm system is pitching. This is without the main piece in the Justin Verlander playing much of a role since he was acquired. Perez has thrown just 27 innings due to injuries which has been a real disappointment thus far. He seems to be healthy right now and if he can get back to the pitcher he was the Tigers rotation could feature Mize, Manning. Skubal and Perez. I would put that rotation, at its peak, up against any in the league and feel like it is a World Series contender. Perez has all the makings of a #2 but the question is if he can stay healthy long enough to get there.
Miguel & Cron going back to back
Riley going yard
Don’t forget about this beautiful sight we saw today. Franklin Perez.
Can somebody lace up the kid’s glove though? Sheesh!
— Detroit Tigers Minor League Tracker (@Tiger_Lifer) February 26, 2020
A 5th Round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Packard brought a polished bat with him. It led to a slash line of .296/.392/.422 in the 39 games he appeared in. While he lacks a massive ceiling, his floor is nothing to push aside. He has every chance to be a solid outfielder for the Tigers and I think he has the potential to hit for a nice average, maybe around .275, and slug 15-20 dingers. That would be a welcome addition to a Detroit Tigers offense that lacks quality bats at all levels.
If you guys are super bored like me, check out some decent videos of ya boy doin the business. Sadly I have no Pro vids so this is all I have from last season. Thx! Part 1 pic.twitter.com/gZnpHq8XET
— Bryant Packard (@Bpakisbak17) April 2, 2020
I think this guy makes everyone’s list because we really have nothing to go off with him right now. If you trust the Detroit Tigers’ scouting department then you feel as though he is a future All-Star caliber player. That could be the case or he could turn into more of a Reynaldo Rivera. It will be really interesting to get to see him play stateside and catch some good looks at what the $2.85 million dollar man brings to the table.
Last week, I went to the Dominican Republic to meet Roberto Campos, the best Tigers prospect nobody knows about: https://t.co/0xrrD9KZB0
— Anthony Fenech (@anthonyfenech) March 16, 2020
This is one guy that I am higher on than most and it is because he has not given me a reason otherwise. Alfonzo has done nothing but hit as his career stat line of .316/.392/.379 shows. What he lacks in power is made up for with a good eye and bat to ball skills. Whether or not he will ever make an impact at the big league level is yet to be seen. However, I will continue to believe he can until something slows his bat down.
@MiLB @MLB @EmilyCWaldon CT Tigers Eliezer Alfonzo having a pre game toss with some little leaguers at the @HVRenegades game in the New York Penn League. Beautiful day for a ballgame. Those kids will never forget it, great job Eliezer! pic.twitter.com/pU4WpbbzeA
— ed from da bronx (@BronxCardsFan) August 25, 2019
Those are the guys that are the most interesting to me. Who are the guys you are most interested in ? Who are the guys you would like to read more about? Please let me know via Twitter where I can be found @CorporalEddy