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10 rookies who have excelled over the past month

@thevandalorian
May 21, 2024

There's been a lot of fluctuation on the rookie front in the past 30 days or so. Not all of the Top 100 prospect debuts made some noise, and as a result, some others with more notable performances over the last four weeks played themselves back into contention for the

Trei Cruz highlights

May 20, 2024

Jaden Hamm highlights

May 20, 2024

Wenceel proving to be 'an organizational win' for Tigers

May 20, 2024

PHOENIX -- While discussing AL Rookie of the Year candidates at this point in the season, some of the names most often mentioned are Mason Miller, Davis Schneider, Colton Cowser and Wilyer Abreu. Another one to watch is the Tigers’ Wenceel Pérez. Detroit’s No. 20 prospect has been thriving as

Pérez punctuates 6-run 7th with bases-clearing triple

Tigers' No. 20 prospect continues to make his mark in short time in The Show
@jesus_cano88
May 19, 2024

PHOENIX -- As Wenceel Pérez stood at third base in the top of the seventh inning, the 24-year-old pounded his chest, yelled with excitement and pumped his fist repeatedly in the air. The emotions were getting to him. The rookie, who has ascended his way into the top of the

How Jobe reclaimed top prospect status with Tigers

May 14, 2024

This story was excerpted from Jason Beck’s Tigers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. DETROIT -- Meet the Tigers’ new top prospect, same as the Tigers’ old top prospect. And yet, with Jackson Jobe, there’s a lot we’re

A 5-year-old at his 1st Tigers game gives Pérez's 1st HR ball back

April 30, 2024

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This Tigers prospect is becoming unhittable

April 26, 2024

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Unhittable Jobe strikes out six in four frames at Double-A

@MavalloneMiLB
April 25, 2024

There is little that isn't impressive about Jackson Jobe. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder cuts an imposing figure atop the mound and that's before he even delivers a pitch. When Jobe does unleash his upper-90s heat, or a sweeping 70-grade slider or a changeup that drops off the table, he profiles as

'Props to him': Gritty rookie Pérez delivers deciding blow 

April 20, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- The sight of Wenceel Pérez in the middle of the Tigers' order on Friday at Target Field was a sign that manager A.J. Hinch might be looking for a spark, the kind of role Pérez filled at Triple-A Toledo. But there was also a chance to look at

Persistence paying off for No. 14 prospect Lee

April 16, 2024

This story was excerpted from Jason Beck's Tigers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. ERIE, Pa. -- Hao-Yu Lee uses an interpreter for interviews, but the tattoo on the left side of the Taiwan-born infield prospect’s neck needs

You are going to love -- or hate? -- Max Clark's new kicks

@benweinrib
April 14, 2024

Max Clark considers himself an artistic person. The only problem -- he can't draw. Instead, MLB's No. 13 overall prospect expresses himself in other ways, such as through his shoes and tattoos. Clark is a massive sneakerhead, bringing about three dozen shoes, along with a growing collection of custom cleats,

Pérez's bat a revelation in tough twin bill for Tigers' offense

No. 20 prospect logs first career hits in nightcap as Detroit's K total in series extends to 42
April 13, 2024

DETROIT -- Wenceel Pérez saw the roller towards first base, smelled a chance for his first Major League hit and bolted down the line, reaching near-elite sprint speed at 29.6 feet per second before sliding head-first into the bag. Pérez, ranked as the Tigers’ No. 20 prospect by MLB Pipeline,

'I cried a little bit': No. 20 prospect Pérez makes long-awaited debut

April 8, 2024

PITTSBURGH -- Wenceel Pérez was getting ready to head back to Toledo at the end of the Mud Hens’ week-long road trip to Iowa when he got a call from the Tigers to keep going east. The team’s No. 20 prospect was heading to the Majors for the first time

Fans' Guide to MiLB Opening Day  

A step-by-step primer for the start of the 2024 Minor League season
@BensBiz and @SamDykstraMiLB
April 5, 2024

Triple-A Opening Day arrived across the country -- from Syracuse to Sacramento and many stops in between -- last Friday. Now the Double-A, High-A and Single-A levels will begin play. In other words, the season is in full swing. As is tradition around these parts, let’s get you ready for

Jung, Jobe highlight next wave of top-tier Tigers prospects

April 3, 2024

NEW YORK -- The Tigers are off to a hot start with a roster stacked with former prospects who came up through the farm system. Now it’s the next generation’s turn. Establishing waves of prospects in the system is generally seen as the sign of a healthy organization, and it

Where the Tigers' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

@SamDykstraMiLB
April 1, 2024

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Tigers’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start:

Keith cruises through debut at near-elite speed

March 29, 2024

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What to expect from Colt Keith in the bigs

@SamDykstraMiLB
March 27, 2024

The Tigers made notable offseason additions in Kenta Maeda, Jack Flaherty and Mark Canha, but the core of Detroit’s bid to return to the postseason for the first time since 2014 is homegrown. First-round picks Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson form the heart of the club’s batting order, while 2018

With first spring homer, Keith set for Opening Day

March 21, 2024

LAKELAND, Fla. -- For a 22-year-old hitter who has yet to appear in the Majors, Colt Keith has had a mature approach to big league camp. He has prioritized his defense as he tries to shore up an everyday role at second base. He has focused more on his process

This top prospect is drawing Cabrera comps

March 19, 2024

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Tigers excited about top two 2023 Draft picks in Spring Training

@SamDykstraMiLB
March 18, 2024

LAKELAND, Fla. -- It's difficult to find a top Tigers prospect who had a bad year in 2023. Colt Keith posted a .932 OPS over 126 games at Double-A and Triple-A, earning a contract extension in the process. Jackson Jobe overcame an early back injury to strike out 84 and

Max chats up Miggy, swipes base in custom kicks

Detroit's top prospect Clark put on a show -- and he wasn't alone -- at Spring Breakout
March 16, 2024

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Tigers’ inaugural Spring Breakout lived up to the hype, both in terms of the event as well as the Tigers' farm system. Jace Jung put on a show with a pair of homers in a 5-1 win over the Phillies at Joker Marchant Stadium, but he

'He's all-in': Tigers' Jung clubs 2 HRs at Spring Breakout

March 16, 2024

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Hall of Famer Alan Trammell has worked with so many Tigers prospects over his time as a special assistant that he could soon boast having molded most of Detroit’s starting infield by season’s end -- not that he would boast. When he sees Jace Jung, he sees

LIVE: Phillies-Tigers Spring Breakout

March 16, 2024

On Saturday, March 16, the Tigers will host the Phillies in Spring Breakout, a first of its kind exhibition featuring the top prospects in each farm system. Here’s everything to know about that game and this exciting new event.