The Detroit Tigers selected phenom Spencer Torkelson with the 1st overall pick in last year’s MLB Draft, and selected him with as a third baseman.
Of course, Torkelson had previously played first base. But it looks as though his new position is set. In fact, manager A.J. Hinch confirmed as much:
Also: A.J. Hinch said Torkelson will play exclusively third base this spring.
— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) February 22, 2021
During his offseason training, Torkelson trained exclusively for third base.
“The Tigers told me to work on the third-base glove,” he explained in January, “so that’s what I’ve been doing. … Extremely happy over at third base. Just want to get more repetitions at game speed. As much as possible.”
He’s anticipated to start the year with High-A West Michigan, and could soon transition to Double-A Erie.
– – Quotes via Evan Petzold of The Detroit Free Press Link – –