It’s never too early to look ahead to the 2022 Major League Baseball season!
On Friday, MLB.com released an article in which they name the top 2022 Rookie of the Year candidate for each team in the league.
For the Detroit Tigers, MLB.com selected Spencer Torkelson.
Detroit certainly seems to be planning as if Torkelson will take over first-base duties next season. Who could blame it? The 2020 first overall pick lived up to the hype in his first full season, finishing with 30 homers and a .267/.383/.552 line over 121 games across three levels. He slugged at least .500 at each stop, and that includes Triple-A Toledo, where he put up a .531 mark in 40 games. Despite getting time at third base, Torkelson is likely locked into the cold corner, and his bat will certainly play there, thanks to his plus-plus raw pop. The former Arizona State slugger is a big piece of the Tigers’ plans to contend in short order.
Nation, would you tab Torkelson as the Tigers best shot to win Rookie of the Year or would you go with somebody else, like Riley Greene?