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1) Alex Faedo SP
Having Faedo at one might not be popular among Tigers prospects, as they have two very good prospects in Perez and Manning, but I think it might be more about the unknown right now than the known. Faedo didn’t pitch for the Tigers in 2017, and is set to make his pro debut following a successful career in college at Florida, which at one time almost had him going number 1 overall. Faedo’s slider is going to be the meal ticket, and probably lead to the highest total of strikeouts on this list. His FB is a mid 90’s sinking plus pitch as well. I do think mid-season Faedo can become the top prospect for the Tigers unanimously, and might move quick through the system.
2) Franklin Perez SP
Perez easy could be one on the list within two months of the season starting. He’s got solid command of all four of his pitches, which multiple are plus offerings. Mid to low 90’s FB, along with the curve are getting the job done. Before his trade from Houston, he looked primed to be a future #2 or #3 behind a guy like Whitley, but Perez may be now part of a future three headed monster in DET. Perez is near the end of the pitchers I would be aggressive on in the top 100.
3) Christin Stewart OF
Stewart has got some big power, to go with some bat speed that will catch your eye. I recall during the ‘16 Fall-Stars game, he took a FB out for a massive home run. If speed were a part of his game, he’d probably be viewed in the top 60 type prospects. Take into account the AVG issues to go along with it, he might be a bit limited in the upside comparatively. He walks a bit to go with the strikeouts, which reminds me of a lesser version of Carlos Santana, but in Left Field. I wouldn’t say I am bullish, but he’s a future 4-6 hole hitter and filler of 3 of 5 categories.
4) Matt Manning SP
It would be hard to not say the same about Manning as I said with Perez, in respect to him possibly jumping to one on this list. Some like his upside more than any. He’s got a plus FB/Curve combo, and is probably the most athletic of the group of pitchers, which gives optimism of his growth.Manning’s command is quite there yet, and is probably behind Perez/Faedo in terms of service time, so I am cautiously optimistic.
5) Daz Cameron OF
Cameron is a good example of player development. Coming into his rookie year I was all high hopes. His first go at it was not good. He was a lot of raw tools with little application. 2017 comes around and he had an incredibly productive season with 14 HR and 32 SB while maintaining a .271 AVG with reasonable strikeout numbers. We are now in a space where he checks many of the boxes we are looking for in a fantasy prospects. To me there is a Lewis Brinson comp sitting there tools wise, but the AVG I think is still in question to live up to that comp. This should be a huge year for his prospects hype, as we need/want to see him build off the great year, not step back.
6) Isaac Parades SS/3B
7) Beau Burrows SP
8) Kyle Funkhouser SP
9) Dawel Lugo SS/3B
10) Reynaldo Rivero OF
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