Tigers advise Spencer Torkelson to leave tough spring training behind him

It wasn’t the best Spring Training for Detroit Tigers 2020 1st overall draft pick Spencer Torkelson. And for GM Al Avila, there’s no reason to panic. “We’re gonna leave spring training behind us, both us as a team and him as a player,” Hinch said Tuesday morning, before the Tigers’ final spring training game. “The … Read more

Detroit Tigers demote 2 top prospects prior to Saturday’s game

According to multiple reports, the Detroit Tigers have demoted two of their top prospects, though neither move comes as any surprise. Evan Petzold is reporting that the Tigers have reassigned prospects Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson to the team’s mini-camp. As noted by Petzold, the Tigers now have 39 players remaining in MLB Spring Training. … Read more

Top prospect Spencer Torkelson makes slick play at 3B vs. Yankees [Video]

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 … Read more

Friday’s Detroit Tigers lineup features glimpse of future

When the Detroit Tigers travel to Tampa to take on the New York Yankees on Friday afternoon, they will provide us with a glimpse into the future. Just moments ago, Tigers manager AJ Hinch released the starting lineup for today’s game and as you can see, Spencer Torkelson is getting the start at third base, … Read more

Spencer Torkelson suffers injury; Detroit Tigers announce starting pitchers for first 2 games

According to Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch, the club’s top prospect Spencer Torkelson will miss a few Spring Training games after he cut his index finger, requiring him to get stitches. Spencer Torkelson injury, from manager AJ Hinch: "Spencer Torkelson will be limited. He cut his finger last night at his house. Small cut on … Read more

A.J. Hinch says Spencer Torkelson will play exclusively 3B in Spring

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 … Read more

4 Detroit Tigers included on Baseball America Top 50 prospects list

Fans of the Detroit Tigers are pining for the days when their baseball team was “must-see” TV and could be expected to compete every season. If their prospect pool is any indication, we should be able to look forward to those days in short order. The Tigers just so happen to lead all Major League … Read more

Al Avila previews where Detroit Tigers young prospects could begin season

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila was interviewed this evening on 97.1 The Ticket, during which he covered a range of subjects – including the status of the team’s young prospects. For now, the anticipaation is for No. 1 overall draft selection Spencer Torkelson to begin the year with High-A West Michigan, while Riley Greene … Read more

Detroit Tigers prospect Spencer Torkelson believes he can transition into a quality 3B

The Detroit Tigers selected a major part of their future with the 1st overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, taking former Arizona State 1B Spencer Torkelson. Embed from Getty Images And while he played 1st base in college, plenty of scouts have envisioned him playing elsewhere in the infield, and shortly after the selection, … Read more

Another Top-3 draft selection in play for the Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers (22-33) have three games remaining on their schedule (potentially five should they play a double-header vs. the Cardinals), and their 2021 Draft placing will soon be determined. Every team’s placing in the draft order will be determined by this year’s results alone, rather than a combination of this season and last season. … Read more

Tigers legend Alan Trammell praises development of Riley Greene, Spencer Torkelson

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

Who better for the next wave of Detroit Tigers to learn from than one of the greatest players in franchise history? Embed from Getty Images Alan Trammell, who is serving as 1st base coach for the Tigers against the St. Louis Cardinals during their series, praised the development of Tigers prospects Riley Greene and Spencer … Read more

Tigers No. 1 prospect Spencer Torkelson is ‘having a lot of fun’ with taxi squad in Toledo

Not long ago, Spencer Torkelson was considered the best power hitter in college baseball, on his way to being a top pick in the Major League Baseball Draft. Torkelson, as we now know, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, and despite having millions of dollars that he did not have … Read more

Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera trades for Spencer Torkelson in middle of game

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

On Monday, the Detroit Tigers held their final intrasquad game of Summer Camp, and Miguel Cabrera, as usual, was having some fun. According to Anthony Fenech, Miggy traded for Tigers No. 1 draft pick Spencer Torkelson in the bottom of the fifth inning of Monday’s game. I guess when your name is Miguel Cabrera, you … Read more

Spencer Torkelson faces Casey Mize in batting practice (VIDEO)

Two major faces of the future for the Detroit Tigers faced off today at Comerica Park. Pitcher Casey Mize, Detroit’s first draft pick from 2018, and Spencer Torkelson, Detroit’s first pick earlier this year, went head to head today – all captured on video. Casey Mize vs. Spencer Torkelson in today’s Live BP pic.twitter.com/m8GN0M7Tu1 — … Read more