When it comes to starting pitching development in the past for the Detroit Tigers, there were not too many stories of a player that Detroit signed at a low dollar amount and turned them into a rotation regular.
Welcome to our top 30 prospect rankings for the Detroit Tigers’ farm system in 2022. While the players are still locked out by MLB owners, and there is little on that front to report, the show must go on anyway. The time is right to talk prospects while we wait for word of a breakthrough
The 2021 minor league season held plenty of surprises, and the Detroit Tigers had their share. Returning to action after the cancellation of minor league ball in 2020, players had been largely out of sight for 18 months, and much changed in the prospect landscape behind the scenes. The Tigers can look no further than
Detroit Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez needed confidence. Coming off a 5.96 ERA for the Tigers in 2021, Jimenez traveled to his home country this winter to pitch for Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League, doing so for the first time since the 2015-16 offseason. “I wanted to work on my delivery in Puerto
If you like fun facts and baseball, your favorite family lineage may very likely be the Fielders. As in Cecil and his son Prince, who makes his debut on the ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2022. The two achieved one of the craziest, odds-defying feats in the history of the sport:
Every MLB franchise has its icons. But these players are the icons of the icons. Here’s the greatest player in franchise history for all 30 MLB teams, as assembled by the MLB.com staff. BLUE JAYS: Roy HalladayUpon becoming a full-time starter in 2002, through his 2011 campaign with the Phillies, Halladay was one of the
Last month we released our top 20 Detroit Tigers prospects for 2022. The list ended up being more than 5,000 words in all, so we split it into two articles. But one thing we never did was give a basic overview of the system as a whole. In short…it’s okay.
Associated Press Bristol, Conn. — Former players David Cone and Eduardo Perez are joining Karl Ravech to form a new broadcast team for ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” telecasts. Alex Rodriguez, the scandal-tainted three-time MVP who had been on the telecasts during the past four seasons, will shift to eight Sunday night alternate telecasts on ESPN2
Detroit — He did it. He actually did it. Casey Mize, as routine-driven (routine-obsessed, some might say) as any athlete you will ever meet, allowed himself to break away from his daily regimen of weightlifting, cardio, physical therapy and throwing. Mize, after a successful 30-start, 150.1-inning rookie season, gave himself three weeks to rest, relax and
Mariners shortstop Noelvi Marte, who currently ranks No. 11, climbed the highest up the Top 100. Blue Jays catcher Gabriel Moreno, Pirates right-hander Quinn Priester, Yankees shortstop Oswald Peraza, Guardians outfielder George Valera, Orioles shortstop/third baseman Gunnar Henderson, Dodgers second baseman/first baseman Michael Busch and Red Sox second baseman Nick Yorke made similar leaps to
Erie Seawolves infielder Andre Lipcius keeps things fun, but that doesn’t detract from his focus on becoming a big leaguer. The versatile infielder from the University of Tennessee impressed many in 2021 while making the jump from single A West Michigan to double A Erie.
While the first full week of 2022 remains light on the type of transactional news baseball fans are usually accustomed, there has been no shortage of big news on deals of a different kind. There’s potential for that trend to continue, as Michael Silverman of the Boston Globe reports the Red Sox’ Triple-A affiliate, the Worcester
Every franchise has its pop culture moments, whether it’s George dragging the Commissioner’s Trophy around Yankee Stadium in Seinfeld, the family from the movie Parenthood going to a Cardinals game or Magnum, P.I. wearing a Tigers hat. Some teams are ubiquitous in pop culture, like the Yankees, and some teams have to remind Hollywood they
The Detroit Tigers officially announced Thursday coaching staffs for their minor league teams ahead of the 2022 season, along with introducing various newcomers to the player development department. It’s the first staff under vice president of player development Ryan Garko, who replaced Dave Littlefield in late September. The five managers are Gary Jones (Triple-A Toledo), Gabe
Detroit — With the hiring last September of 40-year-old Ryan Garko, general manager Al Avila made clear it was the dawn of a new era for how the Tigers player development department was going to operate. “We identified this position as the second most important in the organization next to the general manager position as we
The Tigers are turning to a familiar face to join the managerial ranks in their farm system. Gabe Alvarez, who played parts of three seasons in Detroit in the late 1990s, was named the new manager at Double-A Erie. Detroit announced his hiring on Thursday as the club also unveiled its Minor League staffs for
TOLEDO, OH – The Detroit Tigers and Toledo Mud Hens announced today the staff who will be joining new skipper Gary Jones for the 2022 Toledo Mud Hens season, the 20th at Fifth Third Field. Returning for his second season as pitching coach is Doug Bochtler, who helped guide the TOLEDO, OH – The Detroit
Skipper comes back with all-new coaching staff COMSTOCK PARK, MI – – Thursday, January 6, 2022 – – The West Michigan Whitecaps announced today manager Brayan Peña will return for his second season at the helm in 2022. He returns with an all-new coaching staff, in a move announced in Skipper comes back with all-new
Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin has retired from MLB after 15 seasons, a “bittersweet” decision he finalized Monday following self-reflection and conversations with his wife and children. The 34-year-old played 1,162 games for 11 teams, including stints with the Tigers in 2007, 2016 and 2020. He also took the field for the Miami Marlins, San Diego
In the first Pipeline Podcast of 2022, Jim Callis and Sam Dykstra take a look at the year ahead with a wide range of predictions about prospects and farm systems to keep an eye on in the upcoming season, from Rookies of the Year in both leagues and the No. 1 overall Draft pick to