Get to know your Detroit Tigers 2019 prospects | Part two

Welcome back for part two of my five-part series introducing you to the top 50 Detroit Tigers 2019 prospects. Embed from Getty Images While the players listed first tend to be more highly rated by other publications, the list does include a mix of the Tigers’ best prospects and guys further down in the rankings. … Read more

Prospect Watch: Early evaluations of Tigers’ top 10 prospects this season

Minor League Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Fall Stars Game

Last summer marked the first time in a while that Detroit had a high selection in the MLB Draft. They took advantage of their protected No. 9 overall pick in selecting right-hander Matt Manning out of Sheldon High School (Sacramento, CA). Manning eventually made 10 starts for the Tigers’ rookie level club and compiled a … Read more

Down on the Farm: Tigers minor league update

Since the last time we updated the Nation on the action in the bushes for the Tigers, we’ve seen a lot of predominantly reserve players pressed into action and playing more regularly for the parent club because of the injuries. In addition to promoting Triple-A All-Star Casey McGehee, Detroit has also had to promote shortstop Dixon Machado … Read more

Down on the Farm: Tigers minor league update

The last time we updated the Nation on the farm system for the Detroit Tigers, We talked about some of the current Tigers that were rehabbing in the minors along with some of the notable names making the jump between different levels. It’s time to dig in and see who’s hot and who’s not in our … Read more

Down on the Farm: Tigers minor league update

Since our last minor league update within the Detroit Tigers organization, we have seen some noteworthy promotions and demotions with certain players. We also looked at how the Low Class-A affiliate West Michigan Whitecaps are following up from their 2015 Midwest League (A) championship with a strong 2016 campaign thus far, already having clinched a spot for the … Read more

EDITORIAL: Tigers have two options at trading deadline: Stand pat, or sell

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. We have already reached the All-Star break in 2016 and it’s … Read more

Down on the Farm: Tigers minor league update

Much like the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball, the minor leagues are just about halfway home, unofficially of course, through the 2016 campaign. Where has the season gone? The parent club Detroit finished 46-43 in the first half, a bit lackluster if you ask a majority of Tigers fans who have held higher standards for the … Read more

WATCH: Tigers prospect Derek Hill lays out for incredible diving catch

So Detroit Tigers prospect Derek Hill has a good hold of this whole ‘flare for the dramatic’ things when making catches in the outfield. And on Monday, he added another one to the highlight reel.

He’s already made a pair of impressive Willie Mays-esque catches earlier this month. What makes them more remarkable is how easy he makes the two previous catches, which you can see here and here.

Down on the Farm: Tigers minor league update

The most notable minor league shuffle for the Detroit Tigers over the last couple weeks has been the addition of Steven Moya to the parent club, with right fielder J.D. Martinez being sidelined with an injury. All in all, he’s been a big success for the club, going 10-for-27 in his last seven games donning the olde English … Read more

Tigers agree to terms with No. 9 overall pick Matt Manning

On Thursday while the current Tigers were playing at home and vying for a sweep of the Seattle Mariners and continuing their hopeful march for a World Series title, the Tigers of the future were inking their first professional contracts to begin their careers. The most notable signing came from that of No. 9 overall pick … Read more

WATCH: Detroit Tigers prospect Derek Hill makes ANOTHER ‘Willie Mays’ catch

The defensive prowess of Detroit Tigers prospect Derek Hill has been well documented this season. We have been keeping close tabs on him here at DSN ever since he made this Willie Mays style catch earlier this summer.

Well, the kid is back at it again. Hill made this amazing catch over the shoulder while at a full run.  Watch as Hill hauls in the fly ball on a dead run towards the wall in center field!

Here’s another look at the play:

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Down on the farm: Tigers minor league update

The Tigers started off their ten-game road trip on a high note with a series win in the Big Apple. Off the field however, the club’s top officials were focused on the future for the club as part of the 2016 MLB Draft. Detroit in fact is already getting some strong contributions from some young … Read more

WATCH: Tigers’ prospect Derek Hill makes catch ‘Willie Mays’ style

I didn’t know the Tigers had a descendant of Willie Mays in their farm system, but I guess it is one reason why 20-year-old Derek Hill is regarded as one of their top prospects.

Hill and his West Michigan Whitecaps were on the road this weekend taking on the Cubs of South Bend, riding an impressive nine-game winning streak. In the middle of a 1-0 Friday game with one on and one out in the 4th, Hill is forced to run down a ball deep to center, back turned to home plate, only to make a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch.

Hill then quickly turns and fires it back into the field to his cutoff man to double off the runner at first base, who was on his way to third base on the play. The eye-catching, inning-ending double play without question help preserve their lead as the Whitecaps went on to win their 10th straight game, 2-1.

Down on the farm: Tigers minor league update

With the baseball season underway, many of the eyes are drawn at the major league level. However, it is the minors that deserve equal amounts of attention should there be an injury to a player on the big league roster and/or a prospect that is posting big-league-ready numbers. There’s plenty of names floating around in … Read more

Michael Fulmer is new #1 prospect for Tigers; Moya drops out of top 10

Prior to this past season, the Detroit Tigers often found themselves among the best teams in baseball. Much of that success was by and large due to the aggressive front office making moves to make the team more competitive immediately and ready to win now. However, this gradually left them with depleted minor league system, eventually … Read more

West Michigan Whitecaps win Midwest League title!

There is indeed a silver lining in 2015 for the Detroit Tigers and their entire organization. Their Single-A affiliate in the Midwest League, the West Michigan Whitecaps, have captured the league championship. Congratulations to the @wmwhitecaps on winning the 2015 Midwest League championship. — Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) September 22, 2015 It is the Whitecaps' sixth Midwest League … Read more