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MiLB Player of the Week Spotlight: Tigers' Jace Jung

June 6, 2023

If it ain't broken, don't fix it. And if this past week is any indication, there isn't even a blemish on the approach of Jace Jung. Jung was named Minor League Player of the Week in the Midwest League after posting a ridiculous .565/.621/.957 slash line while going 13-for-23 for

How Olson turned Triple-A nightmare into MLB dream

June 6, 2023

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Tigers top prospects trying new positions on for size

June 4, 2023

If you’ve been a baseball fan long enough, chances are you’ve heard the Abbott and Costello routine, “Who’s on First?” If you’ve been following Tigers prospects for a while, you still might not have an easy time tracking which position players are playing which positions over the past couple of

Olson takes no-hitter into 6th ... in MLB debut!

June 3, 2023

CHICAGO -- Lee Olson looked like he was fighting back tears as he sat in the first-base stands of Guaranteed Rate Field Friday night, watching his son Reese make his Major League debut. “I was OK until I got to the ballpark and saw it,” he told Bally Sports Detroit,

No. 2 prospect Keith dominating at Double-A

May 28, 2023

DETROIT -- Tigers No. 2 prospect Colt Keith went to his manager at Double-A Erie, former Tigers third baseman Gabe Alvarez, last month and told him he wanted to become a better defender at third base. So they sat in Alvarez’s office and watched video of a Hall of Famer.

Mega-cycle: Colt Keith hits milestone and then some

No. 87 overall prospect becomes first player to have a 6-hit cycle with multiple homers
May 17, 2023

Colt Keith put on an offensive performance for Double-A Erie on Tuesday that just might make someone look at the box score twice to make sure their eyes aren't playing tricks on them. The No. 87 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline smacked two home runs in four innings, then he

Tigers prospect faces first struggles head on

May 16, 2023

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This prospect is grinding his way back from meniscus surgery

May 14, 2023

ERIE, Pa. -- The words of encouragement from Dillon Dingler provided a soundtrack as Sawyer Gipson-Long warmed up for his start Thursday in the SeaWolves bullpen at UPMC Park. “Good one,” Dingler said as he pointed out after one pitch. “That was sick,” he said after another one. Once the

How the Minors’ new challenge system works

May 9, 2023

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Minors' ABS system showing how good Malloy's eye is

April 30, 2023

The automated ball-strike (ABS) system arrived in Triple-A Toledo this week, just in time for the Mud Hens’ homestand against the Syracuse Mets. It’s meant to test out the system in game situations. It ended up testing out just how good Tigers No. 7 prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy is at judging

This Tigers prospect is adapting to the cold

April 25, 2023

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Top prospect Flores gains wisdom from older brother

April 16, 2023

DETROIT -- In a perfect world, this weekend’s Giants-Tigers series would’ve been the chance for a Wilmer Flores-Wilmer Flores matchup, pitting the Giants’ veteran first baseman against his younger brother, the Tigers’ high-rising pitching prospect. But it was a bit too soon. “Not this year,” the Giants first baseman said

Tigers' No. 5 prospect racks up 10 K's in four innings

April 9, 2023

Two starts in for the Tigers’ highly touted pitching prospect duo of Wilmer Flores and Ty Madden at Double-A Erie, and the toughest opponent seems to be the pitch count. Two days after Flores opened the SeaWolves’ season with four scoreless innings and six strikeouts Thursday night, Madden topped him

Where the Tigers' Top 30 prospects are starting season

April 5, 2023

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Tigers’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start: 1. Jackson Jobe (MLB No. 62), RHP -- Injured (lumbar spine inflammation) 2. Jace Jung (MLB No. 82), 2B -- West Michigan (High-A) 3. Wilmer Flores (MLB No. 94), RHP --

Wentz ready to roll -- but will it be in MLB or Triple-A?

March 23, 2023

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Joey Wentz developed a fandom for European football this offseason, watching English Premier League games when his workouts allowed. He even caught a brief glimpse of Liverpool’s rout of Manchester United before his Spring Training start on March 5. Maybe it’s fitting, then, that his chance at

3 prospects who could make the OD roster

March 19, 2023

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Tigers' top prospect Jobe (back) out 3-6 months

March 16, 2023

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Prior to the Tigers’ game against the Phillies on Thursday night, the team issued medical updates on several of their Minor League players, including some unfortunate news about top prospect Jackson Jobe. Jobe, the No. 63 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, will be sidelined several months with

'I want to be like him': Parker Meadows' spring wows big bro

March 14, 2023

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Hard to believe it was just under a month ago that Parker Meadows was following his older brother Austin into Spring Training, bats clumsily in tow and walking toward the clubhouse. Four weeks and four homers later, as Parker walked out of the Tigers' clubhouse on Tuesday,

These prospects are making noise at Tigers camp

March 12, 2023

LAKELAND, Fla. -- A.J. Hinch has been through this cycle before: Young player makes a big impression in the first couple weeks of Spring Training, then cools off down the stretch. The opposition gets tougher as players go from “working on things” to getting into regular-season shape. The pressure mounts

Check out the younger Meadows' 2-HR game

March 11, 2023

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Little brother showed he has some big pop in his bat, as Parker Meadows crushed two homers in the Tigers' 16-7 win over the Braves on Saturday afternoon at CoolToday Park.

Kreidler's super-utility work keeps him ready for anything

March 9, 2023

BRADENTON, Fla. -- So many Tigers are playing multiple positions this year that it’s hard to discern which player has the most gloves in camp. Unlike past Spring Trainings, there’s no Don Kelly or Niko Goodrum with seven or eight gloves stacked in his locker in this camp. Ask Ryan

Led by Jobe, young pitchers stand out early at Tigers camp

March 7, 2023

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Last spring’s Tigers prospect contingent had an obvious focus with Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene both closing in on their Major League debuts. Both former Top 5 overall prospects have graduated since with varying levels of success in the Majors, and now, the top of the Detroit

Here are the Tigers' 2023 Top 30 prospects

March 2, 2023

The Tigers have enjoyed the buzz of several top prospects climbing national lists in recent years. Detroit had two of MLB Pipeline’s top five prospects in baseball in last year’s preseason rankings in Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson, and Greene was briefly No. 1 before he made his Major League

Q&A: Patience, smarts paying off for Lipcius

'I'm just here to be myself': No. 23 prospect knocking on Tigers' door
February 27, 2023

Andre Lipcius, a third-round pick by the Tigers in the 2019 MLB Draft, is currently knocking on Detroit’s door after ending last season playing third base for Triple-A Toledo as the club's No. 23 prospect, per MLB Pipeline. He’s also the example of the kind of hitter the Tigers are

Jung's unique swing draws eyes in Tigers camp

February 25, 2023

LAKELAND, Fla. -- As children, Jace Jung and his brother Josh -- two future Texas Tech infielders, first-round picks and Top 100 prospects -- used to play a version of Guess Who. No mustaches. No eye color. No facial features of any kind. This was a little different than the