March 2, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers outfielder Nick Castellanos (79) against the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball America Releases Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospect List


 

Baseball America, one of the foremost leaders in amateur baseball and minor league prospects, released their organizational Top 10 prospect list for the Detroit Tigers today. I’ll copy the list here, but head on over to their site to read the full write up as well as their “best tools” list.

1. Nick Castellanos, 3b/of
2. Devon Travis, 2b
3. Bruce Rondon, rhp
4. Robbie Ray, lhp
5. Jake Thompson, rhp
6. Jonathon Crawford, rhp
7. Corey Knebel, rhp
8. Eugenio Suarez, ss/2b
9. Domingo Leyba, ss/2b
10. Hernan Perez, 2b/ss

A few big surprises here. Devon Travis had a great year split between West Michigan and Lakeland – and isn’t necessarily a surprise in the Top 10 – but he is a surprise all the way up at #2.

The Robbie Ray, Jake Thompson, Jonathon Crawford trio comes out as expected. I’m not going to sit here and say exactly what order they should be in, but they’re all probably close and right in that 2-6 range.

Domingo Leyba is also a big surprise. I know almost nothing about him except that he played in the Dominican Summer League last year as a 17 year old, spending most of his time at second base and shortstop. I’m not sure if he’s coming stateside in 2014 as an 18 year old, but if so, he’s apparently a guy to watch.

Tags: Detroit Tigers

  • John Verburg

    Interesting list. I don’t mind that they were really aggressive on Travis. I probably am a little bit more aggressive than others as well, but Leyba is a big surprise, and to me, ranking Suarez ahead of Perez is a bit surprising as well, given Perez has been to the majors already.

    • http://tomaroonandgold.blogspot.com Matt Snyder

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Suarez could out-hit Perez in the majors right now though, and could certainly hold his own at second base. For me, Perez isn’t in the top ten.