Detroit Tigers release farm system update heading into 2020

Though the Detroit Tigers are in the midst of a painful rebuild (114 losses in 2019, ouch), their farm system has seen improvements.

This past August, MLB ranked the Tigers farm system the 6th best in baseball:

“The Tigers system hasn't been this strong since Kirk Gibson, Jack Morris, Lance Parrish, Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker and Co. were coming through in the late 1970s. Detroit's last four first-rounders (Mize, Manning, Greene, right-hander Alex Faedo) look extremely promising, and the Justin Verlander trade with Houston two years ago could yield three key pieces in right-hander Franklin Perez, catcher Jake Rogers and outfielder Daz Cameron.”

An update on the farm system was released yesterday, and was filled with positives:

“Some of the club’s better offensive prospects are nearing the Majors as well, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if players such as Isaac Paredes, Daz Cameron and Willi Castro were to receive auditions at some point in 2020. Riley Greene, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 Draft, and 2018 second-rounder Parker Meadows are potential impact hitters but are at least a few years away.

Meanwhile, Detroit’s track record in developing first-round picks bodes extremely well for 2020, when the club will make the No. 1 pick in the Draft for the second time in the past three years.”


1) Casey Mize, RHP (No. 7 on Top 100)
2) Matt Manning, RHP (No. 27)
3) Riley Greene, OF (No. 46)
4) Tarik Skubal, LHP (No. 74)
5) Isaac Paredes, INF


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