Making the jump from High-A West Michigan, Torkelson and Dingler will join fellow top prospect Riley Greene with the SeaWolves.
Torkelson, 21, is the Tigers’ No. 1 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, followed by Greene (No. 2) and Dingler (No. 3). Triple-A Toledo right-hander Matt Manning is the third-best prospect in the farm system and could be promoted to the big leagues soon.
For the Whitecaps, Torkelson hit .312 with 11 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 28 RBIs, 24 walks and 28 strikeouts in 31 games. He had a .440 on-base percentage and 1.009 on-base plus slugging percentage.
Clearly, Torkelson met the expectations of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft.
As the Tigers’ second-round pick in 2020, Dingler finished his stint in West Michigan with a .287 batting average, six doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 24 RBIs, 13 walks and 36 strikeouts. He logged a .376 on-base percentage and .549 slugging percentage.
Dingler, 22, and Torkelson spent time with the Tigers in big-league camp this past spring training.
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