With win, Tigers take season series vs. Cleveland for first time since 2015
Miguel Cabrera singled in his final at-bat at Progressive Field, Spencer Torkelson and Kerry Carpenter homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 4-1 on Sunday to win the season series for the first time since 2015.
11 Detroit Tigers thoughts: Draft picks, prospects, frustrations, where team stands at midseason
We’ve reached the unofficial midway point in the Detroit Tigers’ season, and even though an otherwise promising couple of months were derailed by an ugly weekend in Minnesota, prospects and draft picks are the talk of the town.
Detroit Tigers lead MLB with 5 prospects ranked among top 25 overall
Major League Baseballs number one draft pick Spencer Torkelson #73 of the Detroit Tigers takes batting practice during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. DETROIT – The preseason prospect rankings for 2021 were released Thursday night, and the Detroit Tigers stole the show with five players ranked among the top 25 prospects in the league. A handful of other teams placed two prospects inside the top 25, but the Tigers more than doubled that number. 1 overall pick, Spencer Torkelson, is the highest-ranked Tigers prospect at No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming MLB draft.
New prospect rankings suggest Detroit Tigers have best farm system in baseball
DETROIT Do the Detroit Tigers have the best farm system in baseball? But MLBs new prospect rankings suggest the Tigers are now at the top. MLB Pipeline calculates the top farm systems using prospect points, assigning an organization 100 points for having the No. 100 prospect. MLB Pipeline ranks it as the best in terms of prospect points, but after the most recent draft, it could simply be the strongest overall.
Detroit Tigers now have two prospects ranked in top 10, five ranked in top 51
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers now have two of the top 10 prospects in all of baseball and five players in the top 51, according to the most recent rankings update. 1 prospect in the Tigers organization, and the highest ranked first baseman and third baseman. Major League Baseballs number one draft pick Spencer Torkelson #73 of the Detroit Tigers walks to third base during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. READ: Theres no reason for Detroit Tigers to delay Casey Mize any longerMizes splitter received a rare 70 grade, and his fastball and slider each received 60 grades. Detroit Tigers coaches look on and watch as Casey Mize #74 of the Detroit Tigers warms up in the bullpen during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 14, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit Tigers send 19 players to Toledo -- 37 left competing for 30 roster spots
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers sent 19 players to their alternate training site in Toledo on Monday, leaving 37 players to battle for 30 Opening Day roster spots. READ: How will the Tigers fill their final rotation spots after the Jordan Zimmermann injury? Haase and Rogers were fighting for what figured to be two or three catcher spots on the roster. That means seven of these 13 players will also be sent to Toledo or the taxi squad, while six make the roster. Lets assume its 11, leaving four bullpen spots and two reserve spots open.
How the Detroit Tigers could make their Opening Day starting lineup as fun as possible
DETROIT This might be the most exciting time of the year for Detroit Tigers fans. Probability of being in actual Opening Day lineup: Keep dreaming! But the main reason hes included in this version of the Tigers lineup is his continuing ascent up the all-time leaderboards. Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown Facility on February 17, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. Isaac Paredes #19 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown Facility on February 18, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida.
Detroit Tigers sign No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson, lock up entire 6-man draft class
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have signed No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson to a record contract, locking up the sixth and final member of their impressive 2020 draft class. MLB Pipelines Jim Callis reports Torkelson signed for $8,416,300, which is $1,000 over the No. 1 draft slot value. pic.twitter.com/8TPPBzuWBk Detroit Tigers (@tigers) June 30, 2020
Tigers give $8.4M deal to Torkelson, who joins player pool
1 overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday, and the team said the infielder will join its player pool for this abbreviated season. Torkelson's deal includes $8,418,800, of which $8,416,300 is a signing bonus and $2,500 is a newly created contract execution bonus that is not in the usual structure of initial major league contracts. He is to receive $102,500 within 30 days of the deals approval by Major League Baseball, and 50% of the rest on each July 1 in 2021 and 2022. Detroit announced 58 selections for its player pool Sunday, leaving two spots open. The Tigers also included Mize and several other top pitching prospects in that player pool, meaning it's possible that some of Detroit's biggest young names could reach the majors at some point this season.
Here are the 58 players included on the Detroit Tigers spring training roster
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have released their initial Club Player Pool, including 58 players who can participate in spring training. Schwindel was one of the nice success stories of spring training in March. Willi Castro could benefit from the extra roster spots, but Lugo feels like someone who could still end up on the outside looking in. ProspectsThese are the players Tigers fans are most anxious to see, and for good reason. Dingler made the cut just weeks after being the teams second-round draft pick, but hell likely just get some work in Toledo.
Which of the four major Detroit sports teams is closest to winning a championship?
Since Oct. 19, 2013, the Tigers, Lions, Pistons and Red Wings are a combined 5-25 in playoff games, with the Red Wings accounting for all five wins in first-round losses. So the question everyones been asking for years remains: Which team is closest to bringing a championship to Detroit? The only argument in favor of the Lions being the closest to winning a championship is the year-to-year unpredictability in the NFL. The former Red Wings legend has traded in his sweater for a suit and tie to bring Hockeytown back to glory. After floundering in the latter years of the Ken Holland era, Red Wings fans can feel optimistic about the direction of the franchise.
Detroit Tigers select Arizona State 3B Gage Workman in fourth round of MLB draft
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers selected Arizona State third baseman Gage Workman in the fourth round of the MLB draft. 73 overall in MLB Pipelines draft rankings. 1 overall selectionThe Tigers kicked off the 2020 MLB draft Wednesday by selecting Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson. Second-round pickThe Tigers drafted Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler to kick off the second-round of the MLB draftThe Tigers got a value with this pick, nabbing the No. Compensatory pickThe Tigers took a third straight college bat in the Competitive Balance Round B of the draft.
Tigers load up with more college bats on Day 2 of MLB draft
NEW YORK The Detroit Tigers took a few more big swings at rebuilding their lineup. Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler led off the draft's second day as the No. 3 overall pick to the Marlins, and they followed with Oklahoma high school lefty Daxton Fulton (No. 1 overall pick for the second time in three years, after taking Auburn right-hander Casey Mize in 2018. With their potential future ace already sailing through the farm system, the Tigers turned to bats this time.
Detroit Tigers select high school 3B Colt Keith in fifth round of MLB draft
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers selected high school third baseman Colt Keith in the fifth round of the MLB draft. He hit .448 with 15 home runs and 32 doubles in 99 career high school games, according to Max Preps. Tigers 2020 draft picks :MLBs draft, usually 40 rounds, was shortened to five rounds because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 1 overall selectionThe Tigers kicked off the 2020 MLB draft Wednesday by selecting Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson. 24 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
Detroit Tigers ace MLB draft, stock up on exciting offensive prospects
1 overall selection certainly helps when putting together a draft class, and the Tigers owned the top pick for the second time in three years. 62 overall in Competitive Balance Round BWhen the second night of the draft began, many wanted the Tigers to take Cabrera -- the No. LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera (Associated Press)With Torkelson, Dingler and Cabrera, the Tigers got the No. Even though he might not have been projected as a third-round pick, Cruz fits the prototype the Tigers were targeting this draft. 87 overall prospect in the draft, but the Tigers got him nearly 50 picks later.
Detroit Tigers select Ohio State C Dillon Dingler in second round of MLB draft
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers selected Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler in the second round of the MLB draft. Dingler was taken with the first pick of the second round, No. That was obviously a blow to the Tigers, as they would have had the top selection in each round. 1 overall selectionThe Tigers kicked off the 2020 MLB draft Wednesday by selecting Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson. Tigers rebuildDetroit finished with the worst record in baseball last season for the second time in three years, going just 47-114.
In Torkelson, Tigers could have hitting prospect they need
It's a combination that's worked before for the Detroit Tigers and now they have a couple of prospects they hope can bring competitive baseball back to the Motor City. Detroit drafted Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson with the top pick in Wednesday night's draft, although the Tigers plan to try him across the diamond at third base. I dont think anybody really knows whats going to happen here. "But I think Spencers the kind of guy, I dont think hes going to get real slowed down by any of this stuff. I don't think my progress has been halted at all.
Detroit Tigers select LSU OF Daniel Cabrera with compensatory pick in MLB draft
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers selected LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera with their selection in the Competitive Balance Round B of the MLB draft. 62 overall pick. For the second straight pick, the Tigers took a player projected to go much earlier in the draft. 38 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. 1 overall selectionThe Tigers kicked off the 2020 MLB draft Wednesday by selecting Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson.
Detroit Tigers select Rice SS Trei Cruz in third round of MLB draft
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers selected Rice shortstop Trei Cruz in the third round of the MLB draft. 126 overall prospect at No. 1 overall selectionThe Tigers kicked off the 2020 MLB draft Wednesday by selecting Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson. 24 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. Compensatory pickThe Tigers took a third straight college bat in the Competitive Balance Round B of the draft.
What Detroit Tigers would get if they draft Spencer Torkelson with No. 1 overall draft pick
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers have the No. 1 pick in Wednesdays MLB draft, and Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson is considered the most likely selection. The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Whether its Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout when it makes the No. Lacey is the top pitching prospect in the draft and would join an embarrassment of riches in the Tigers system.
Detroit Tigers select Arizona State 1B Spencer Torkelson with No. 1 overall pick in MLB draft
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers selected Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson with the No. READ: What the Detroit Tigers are getting in Spencer TorkelsonTorkelson joins outfielder Riley Greene -- the teams first-round pick last season at No. The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Whether its Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson or somebody else, Detroit has a chance to add another potential standout when it makes the No. Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson.
Tigers draft Arizona State slugger Torkelson with No. 1 pick
NEW YORK The Detroit Tigers selected Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson with the No. 1 pick Wednesday night in the Major League Baseball amateur draft. The baseball-bashing Torkelson played first base in college, but was announced as a third baseman by Commissioner Rob Manfred. After having the majors worst record last season, Detroit opened the draft for the second time in three years. This years draft was originally scheduled to be held for the first time in Omaha, Nebraska, as a lead-in to the College World Series.
A look back at big hits, bad calls as MLB eyes new draft era
(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEW YORK Baseballs amateur draft is about to enter the next phase of its ongoing development same as all those young prospects picked every year. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 version was ticketed for a move to Omaha, Nebraska, to coincide with the College World Series there. But with the top pick in the second June amateur draft in 1966, the New York Mets swung and missed. All that hype came to full fruition a decade later, when he was the World Series MVP as the Nationals won the franchises first championship last year. Prior to Appel, the only top overall picks who failed to reach the majors were Chilcott and left-hander Brien Taylor (Yankees, 1991).