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Tigers Raise the White Flag, Not Enough Comes Back

Like writing on a graffiti-tagged freight car, the time finally came for the Tigers to throw up the proverbial white flag and start dealing away some of their costly, aging veterans. Detroit agreed to ship All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez, a free agent at the conclusion of the season, to the resurgent Diamondbacks for a trio…

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The 2017 Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: Described by Michael Salfino of The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Sports as “an insightful and often contrarian viewpoint to prospect rankings,” The 2017 Prospect Digest Handbook is now on sale! Check it out here!  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   1. Joe Jimenez, RHP                                                       Born: 01/17/95 Age: 22 Bats: R Top CALs: N/A   Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 Throws:…

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The 2016 Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

Announcement: After peaking as the #3 book among all baseball books on Amazon last year, my new book, The 2016 Prospect Digest Handbook, is on sale! Check it out here! And for those wondering what CALs are, here’s an article on the Comparison And Likeness program I designed. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   1. Michael Fulmer, RHP                                                   Born: 03/15/93 Age:…

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Soria Trade Reaction

  With his club sporting the fifth highest bullpen ERA and a struggling closer who’s allowed 12 earned runs in his last 16.0 innings, General Manager Dave Dombrowski swung a deal with the Rangers, acquiring former All-Star right-hander Joakim Soria in exchange for two of the club’s top pitching prospects. Soria’s quietly flown under the…

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2014 Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

After a long delay – something measured in the months, not days –  I have a bit of an announcement to make: I will be publishing the first ever Prospect Digest Annual sometime late January/early February. The Prospect Digest Annual will feature each organization’s Top 30 Prospects, ranking the farm systems, and several additional articles….

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Detroit Tigers Top MiLB Tools

With the minor league season officially wrapped up, it’s time to look back at the each organization’s top tools. Note: only everyday players with 250+ plate appearances, starting pitchers with 80+ innings, and relievers with 40+ innings were considered. For more Top MiLB Tools click here. Detroit Tigers Top Prospects for 2013 [pullquote] Hit Tool: Nick…

Prospect Digest All Minor League Team

With the major league rosters expanding to 40 and the minor league regular season officially over, here’s a look at the first annual Prospect Digest All Minor League Team. To qualify, a position player must have accumulated 350+ plate appearances, a starting pitcher needed 130+ innings, and the relievers with 30+ innings were considered.  …

An Early Look at the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year

One year removed from one of the more dominant rookie seasons by a 20-year-old (Mike Trout) and perhaps the most hyped debut of prospect in quite some time (Bryce Harper), this season’s rookie class, with a handful of exceptions, has been incredibly weak. Here’s a look at the top 10 rookies from the American League….

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Nick Castellanos’ Developing Power

Doubles turn into homeruns, or so the old baseball adage goes, and assuming the two-baggers aren’t a result of a friendly environment – Fenway Park, for example – this holds true a lot of the time. Not in every instance, mind you, but a lot of the time. Other factors come into play, like players…