West Michigan Whitecaps pitchers combine for first no-hitter in over two decades

They did it! On Thursday night, Sandel De La Cruz, Michael Beinlien, Jared Tobey, and Bryce Tassin combine for a no-hitter as part of a 4-0 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The no-hitter is the first in the Whitecaps organization since June 13, 2000. Congrats, Whitecaps! Four pitchers combined for a no hitter as … Read more

Detroit Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson rips first professional hit [Video]

He was not able to make it happen on Tuesday in his first game with the West Michigan Whitecaps, but on Wednesday, Detroit Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson picked up his first professional hit. Watch as Torkelson rips a single in the top of the fourth inning against Fort Wayne Tin Caps. Congrats Tork! Spencer … Read more

Minor league affiliates announced for Tigers 2021 season (and beyond)

It may be a frigid day here in the metro Detroit area but that does not mean we are ignoring the Boys of Summer! On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers announced seven Minor League affiliates for the 2021 season “and beyond.” As you can see below, the West Michigan Whitecaps have been elevated on the Tigers … Read more

MUST SEE: Detroit Tigers prospect Riley Greene makes TWO diving catches

Detroit Tigers first round draft pick Riley Greene has not swinging the bat well since being moved to the West Michigan Whitecaps, but he has certainly been flashing the leather. Take a look as Greene makes two diving catches on Monday. "He is turning into a human highlight reel!"@Greene21Riley made not one but TWO diving … Read more

MUST SEE: Detroit Tigers top draft pick Riley Greene hits inside-the-park home run in debut

On Thursday, Detroit Tigers top draft pick Riley Greene made his debut with the West Michigan Whitecaps and it was a night to remember. Watch as Greene caps off his debut with an inside-the-park home run. What a way to cap off your Whitecaps debut, @Greene21Riley ! 🎙️@ThatDanHasty pic.twitter.com/A0e9SrEnVq — West Michigan Whitecaps (@wmwhitecaps) August … Read more

Future Tigers: End of July Report – Isaac Paredes, Matt Hall, Casey Mize, and more!

The list of top 30 prospects received a little facelift since our last report on the Tigers’ farm system. The list now has a handful of the club’s 2018 draft picks as well as a newcomer in shortstop Willi Castro from the Leonys Martin trade on Tuesday. Before we look ahead to August, we look … Read more

Future Tigers: Mid-July Report – Kody Clemens, Jacob Robson, Franklin Perez, and more!

Major League Baseball has reached the All-Star break but every team’s respective minor league clubs are still trekking on. This includes the Detroit Tigers and their crop of prospects down in the bushes. We have reached the halfway point in July and we have a lot to cover, including some noteworthy promotions from key prospects … Read more

Future Tigers: End of June Report – Cameron, Rivera, Stewart, and more

Signing a new crop of prospects has resulted in a lot of team shuffling within the Tigers’ minor league system, particularly at the lower levels, but it has not slowed down the production from some notable names in June. See which names are hot and which names are not as we close out the month … Read more

Future Tigers: Mid-June Report – Funkhouser, Maddox, Elvin Rodriguez and more

The 2018 MLB Draft has come and gone and the Tigers are working to sign deals with their new crop of prospects, including their No. 1 overall pick and Auburn University ace, Casey Mize. As for the current state of their farmhands, some notable names are seeing their stock rise midway through June. [Note: Number … Read more

Future Tigers: End of May Report – Rodriguez, Hill, Manning and more

With the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft just right around the corner, the Detroit Tigers will soon be welcoming a new wave of prospects to their minor league system. Such additions could lead to some roster changes, mostly at the lower levels, however. We are now roughly two full months into the minor league regular … Read more

Future Tigers: Mid-May Report – Burrows, Rogers, Szkutnik and more

The middle of May is an unofficial benchmark for getting a good idea on both individual players and teams as a whole. We are roughly a third of the way through of the 2018 minor league regular season, so it is time for our latest report on the top prospects for the Detroit Tigers. [Note: … Read more

Future Tigers: End of April Report – Stewart, Cameron, Mahtook and more

We’re roughly a month into the 2018 minor league season, and some of the top prospects for the Detroit Tigers are closing out April on a high note, while some others have hits the skids some. After looking at who got off to hot and cold starts earlier this month, it’s time we highlight three … Read more

Future Tigers: An injury update on Franklin Perez and Matt Manning

With the Detroit Tigers going through a rebuild and looking towards the future, the health and development of their top prospects are vital, perhaps none more so than with Franklin Perez and Matt Manning. The team’s No. 1 and No. 2 prospects, respectively, have yet to see the mound for an official game in 2018 … Read more

Future Tigers: Mid-April Report – Lugo and Gerber raking, Idrogo dealing

We’re only a week and some change into the 2018 season, but there have been some early standouts in the Detroit Tigers’ farm. As we mentioned in our season preview, we will provide mid and end-of-month reports on the Tigers’ farm system, highlighting some of the more touted prospects’ development along with some of the … Read more

Future Tigers: 5 Storylines to watch as the 2018 minor league season begins

With the Detroit Tigers going through a rebuilding phase, many of the club storylines will revolve around the top prospects sprinkled throughout their minor league system. Throughout the baseball season, we will keep you up to date with our new minor league centric series “Future Tigers”. In addition to prospect-related news, we will be providing … Read more