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 Torkelson will play exclusively third base this spring.
— Cody Stavenhagen (@CodyStavenhagen) February 22, 2021
During his offseason training, Torkelson trained exclusively for third base.
“The Tigers told me to work on the third-base glove,” he explained in January, “so that’s what I’ve been doing. … Extremely happy over at third base. Just want to get more repetitions at game speed. As much as possible.”
And we’re already seeing what he can do playing the position.
He made a slick play this afternoon in Grapefruit League play, taking a hit away from the Yankees:
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 5, 2021
When Torkelson’s time in the Majors eventually comes, how do you anticipate him performing?