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Tigers promoting Mize, Skubal for MLB debuts

Detroit summoning Top-100 prospects, Paredes to help big club
August 17, 2020

The welcome wagon is about to kick into overdrive in the Motor City. The Tigers are promoting No. 2 prospect Casey Mize, No. 5 Tarik Skubal and No. 6 Isaac Paredes to the Major Leagues this week, the club announced Monday. Paredes is joining the club today as fellow infielder

Prospects in the Tigers' 2020 player pool

Nine of club's top 10 prospects to play in Detroit, Toledo
July 7, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Toolshed dream lineup: The 23-year-olds

Jays' Pearson, Giants' Bart among those closing in on Majors
April 21, 2020

There may be no Minor League Baseball games yet, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming about lineups.In the coming weeks, Toolshed will craft the best possible prospect lineups, sorted by age. So far, the series has focused on teenagers, 20-year-olds, 21-year-olds and 22-year-olds. This time, we turn our attention to

Tigers notes: Preparing for pitching logjam

Detroit will need to sort out which top arms will open in Toledo, Erie
March 10, 2020

LAKELAND, Florida -- When a question came up about Joey Wentz, who joined the Tigers from the Braves at last year's Trade Deadline, Detroit vice president of player development Dave Littlefield offered a reply that sums up his farm system and applies to most of his club's top prospects these

Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

Robert ready to put on White Sox; Royals, Tigers need patience
January 21, 2020

This is the third in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2020. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for starting

Tigers' spring invitees pitch perfect

Detroit well-armed in Grapefruit League with Mize, Manning
January 16, 2020

The Tigers have invited 25 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training -- and the future is getting ever closer. Six of the organization's top 30 prospects will suit up in Lakeland, Florida, for Grapefruit League action.Among the invitees were three of the franchise's top four prospects -- No. 1

Rogers, Castro pacing Tigers' resurgence

Major League callups leading the way for Organization All-Stars
October 25, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Double-A Erie finished 77-61 in the Eastern League in 2019, making the SeaWolves the

Prospect Roundup: Games of August 23

Tigers' Skubal fans 11 more; Giants' Dubon scores five runs
August 24, 2019

Tigers LHP Tarik Skubal, Double-A Erie: 5 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 11 K -- Detroit's No. 4 prospect recorded double-digit strikeouts for the sixth time in eight starts with the SeaWolves. Since he was promoted from Class A Advanced Lakeland on July 5, Skubal is averaging 17.7

SeaWolves' Skubal dominates on hill again

Tigers No. 4 prospect allows one hit, whiffs 10 over five frames
August 7, 2019

The formula seems simple, but few have been able to execute it like Tarik Skubal.Detroit's fourth-ranked prospect has been racking up strikeouts at a high rate since reaching the Eastern League, and he added 10 more to his tally Wednesday -- working around one hit without issuing a walk over

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 31

Tigers' Skubal fans 10; D-backs' Thomas torments Peoria
August 1, 2019

Tigers LHP Tarik Skubal, Double-A Erie: 4 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 Ks -- Detroit's No. 4 prospect bounced back in a big way from one of his worst starts of the season. Skubal notched his fourth double-digit strikeout performance in five starts since his promotion to

SeaWolves' Skubal reaches new heights

Tigers No. 17 prospect records career-high 13 strikeouts
July 19, 2019

Two starts into his time in Double-A, Tarik Skubal has proven to have a penchant for recording strikeouts. With all four pitches in his arsenal working Friday, he took things a step further.The Tigers' No. 17 prospect set a career high with 13 strikeouts, allowing a hit and a walk

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 7

Tigers' Skubal fans 11 in Double-A debut; Yanks' Abreu shines
July 8, 2019

Tigers LHP Tarik Skubal, Double-A Erie: 5 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 BB, 11 K -- Detroit's 17th-ranked prospect didn't allow an earned run in his Double-A debut in the SeaWolves' 3-2 loss to Altoona. Skubal struck out multiple hitters in each of his five innings to match

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 7

Jays' Reid-Foley dominates; Brewers' Feliciano homers again
June 8, 2019

Blue Jays RHP Sean Reid-Foley, Triple-A Buffalo: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K -- Toronto's No. 7 prospect won his second straight start for the Bisons. Reid-Foley struck out the side in the first inning on 11 pitches, then fanned Andrew Romine to open the second. He

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 15

Skubal comes up aces, Woods Richardson piling up zeros
April 16, 2019

Tigers LHP Tarik Skubal, Class A Advanced Lakeland: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K -- The jump from short-season competition to the Florida State League has gone about as smooth as possible for Detroit's No. 20 prospect. Skubal tossed 58 of 81 pitches for strikes and retired