Tigers instructional league roster, schedule

September 18th, 2018

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.
Here's a look at the Tigers roster, with the players' rank in the team's Top 30 Prospects list in parentheses:
Instructional league rosters
PITCHERS: Gio Arriera, RHP; Jake Baker, LHP; Beau Burrows, RHP (No. 5); Ethan DeCaster, RHP; Angel De Jesus, RHP; Sandel De La Cruz, RHP; Alex Faedo, RHP (No. 4); Rodolfo Fajardo, LHP; Carlos Guzman, RHP; Wilkel Hernandez, RHP; Xavier Javier, RHP; Billy Lescher, RHP; Matt Manning, RHP (No. 3); Casey Mize, RHP (No. 1); Kacey Murphy, LHP; Dane Myers, RHP; Jack O'Loughlin, LHP; Miguel Paulino, RHP; Cleiverth Perez, LHP; Wladimir Pinto, RHP; Angel Reyes, RHP; Elvin Rodriguez, RHP; Jesus Rodriguez, RHP; Alfredo Silva, LHP; Brandyn Sittinger, RHP, Tarik Skubal, LHP; Hugh Smith, RHP; Will Vest, RHP
CATCHERS: , Sam McMillan, Joey Morgan (No. 26), Moises Nunez, Brady Policelli, Chris Proctor, Gresuan Silverio
Mize leads 2018 Draft picks at Tigers instructs
INFIELDERS: Nick Ames, Jeremiah Burks, Kody Clemens (No. 16), Isrrael De La Cruz, Jose King, Luis Laurencio, Isaac Paredes (No. 13), Wenceel Perez, Cole Peterson, Reynaldo Rivera (No. 19), Luke Sherley, Kelvin Smith
OUTFIELDERS: Darwin Alvardo, Jose Azocar (No. 18), Ulrich Bojarski, Luke Burch, Esney Chacon, Brock Deatherage, Eric De La Rosa, Reece Hampton, Derek Hill (No. 28), Kingston Liniak (No. 24), Parker Meadows (No. 7), Jimmy Mojica, Danny Reyes, Dylan Rosa, Avery Tuck
Mon. Sept. 17 - Camp day
Tues. Sept. 18 - Camp day
Wed. Sept. 19 - Camp day
Thurs. Sept. 20 - Camp day
Fri. Sept. 21 - Camp day
Sat. Sept. 22 - Camp day
Mon. Sept. 24 - Camp day
Tues. Sept. 25 - at Braves
Wed. Sept. 26 - vs. Braves
Thurs. Sept. 27 - Camp day
Fri. Sept. 28 - Camp day
Sat. Sept. 29 - Camp day
Mon. Oct. 1 - Camp day
Tues. Oct. 2 - at Pirates
Wed. Oct. 3 - Camp day
Thurs. Oct. 4 - Camp day
Fri. Oct. 5 - Camp day
Sat. Oct. 6 - vs. Pirates
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