Detroit Tigers: Six Prospects Who Could Debut in 2017

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Apr 29, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (32) throws his first pitch in the major leagues against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus managed a number of young players last season. These included promising rookies Michael Fulmer and JaCoby Jones. Here are six prospects who could debut in 2017.

Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer excelled in his first full Major League season.

Acquired from the Mets in the Yoenis Cespedes trade, Fulmer is the frontrunner for the American League Rookie of the Year award. The starter pitched to a 3.06 ERA and a 3.76 FIP in 159 innings while also striking out 132.

In addition to posting strong numbers, Fulmer improved during the season as well, mixing in his changeup to keep hitters off balance. This move helped him become more successful and propelled him to his early success.

Fulmer wasn’t the only rookie to make a mark last season.

JaCoby Jones showed flashes of the dynamic, impact performer he can become in a 13-game cup of coffee.

The two former top prospects joined a growing list of young players in Detroit. That list includes the likes of Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd, Bruce Rondon, Nick Castellanos, Kyle Ryan, James McCann, Buck Farmer and Steven Moya.

Which prospects could make their Major League debuts next season?

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