Wrapping Up The MCB Top 50 Prospects List


Over the past month or so here at Motor City Bengals, James and myself have been rolling out our top 50 Tigers prospects, and then following it up with scouting reports as well. Judging by how much these were read, it is apparent that there is some interest in Tigers prospects, and getting information about them. Before I get into the nuts and bolts of putting this list in one spot for you, I wanted to talk about the job James Chipman did on this series.

A top 50 prospects series for any team is quite an undertaking, so I wanted to commend James on finishing the project. I offered my opinion and assistance at times, but James ultimately was the one who had to do the writing and putting these together when we rolled them out. It’s not an easy task, as the Tigers have 8 minor league ball clubs. That is approximately 200+ players for us to sift through, and then try and get information on to provide you the reader with as much Tigers prospect information as we can.

So congratulations to James for putting what I consider a quality list together.

Down below, I am going to list the entire top 50 on one page for you all in order to see them in the same place. We have had some comments generated rolling the lists out 5 at a time, but I wanted to give our readers a chance to comment on the list, ask questions about why a certain player was ranked where they were, or compare your own lists, all in one place. Myself and James will try and answer any comments and questions as soon as possible, and I am hoping to have a quality discussion about our top 50.

The exciting thing is, the more questions we see, the more I can be convinced that as the season rolls on, we can look into doing live chats about the Tigers system, ala Baseball America.

Here is the list:

50. Brayan Villareal
49. Dean Green
48. Dan Bennet
47. Jesus Uztaris
46. Edgar De La Rosa
45. Robbie Weinhardt
44. Justin Henry
43. Tony Plagman
42. Michael Morrison
41. Jamie Johnson

40. Tommy Collier
39. Josue Carreno
38. Jose Ortega
37. Tyler Stohr
36. Brandon Loy
35. Kenny Faulk
34. Ramon Lebron
33. Wilsen Palacios
32. Michael Torrealba
31. Javier Azcona

30. Brandon Douglas
29. Matt Hoffman
28. Duane Below
27. Dixon Machado
26. Hernan Perez
25. Brian Flynn
24. Kevin Eichorn
23. Kyle Ryan
22. Luis Marte
21. Austin Wood

20. Jay Voss
19. Adelin Santa
18. Aaron Westlake
17. Jason King
16. Eugenio Suarez
15. Bruce Rondon
14. Daniel Fields
13. Tyler Gibson
12. Alex Burgos
11. James McCann

10. Andy Oliver
9. Tyler Collins
8. Rob Brantly
7. Avisail Garcia
6. Brenny Paulino
5. Casey Crosby
4. Danry Vazquez
3. Drew Smyly
2. Nick Castellanos
1. Jacob Turner

There you have it. Let the comment party begin.

If you have any in-depth questions you would like answered, you can always email me at mcbjohnverburg@gmail.com as well.