Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Prospects Following 2016 Season

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Feb 23, 2016; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Joe Jimenez (77) warms up during the Detroit Tigers spring training camp at Joker Merchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 23, 2016; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Joe Jimenez (77) warms up during the Detroit Tigers spring training camp at Joker Merchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World pitcher Joe Jimenez throws a pitch in the second inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World pitcher Joe Jimenez throws a pitch in the second inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers fans have routinely seen top prospects dealt for Major League upgrades. From Devon Travis to David Paulino, there have been a number of departures. However, things are different under Al Avila.

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila has not only taken on the task of rebuilding the Major League team since becoming the head man in Detroit’s front office—he’s also gone about rebuilding the team’s farm system.

Much of the system was inherited from Dave Dombrowski, but through trades and kept draft picks, Avila has added some exciting talent.

In Michael Fulmer, Matt Manning, Daniel Norris, JaCoby Jones, Kyle Funkhouser and Matt Boyd, the Tigers have an exciting nucleus to build around for the future.

What’s more, fellow minor league prospects like Jairo Labourt, Myles Jaye, Kody Eaves and Chad Bell all have a chance to potentially contribute to the Major League team down the road.

Avila has obviously dealt from his minor league system to make past trades, parting with Luis Cessa, Chad Green, Kade Scivicque and Javier Betancourt to help acquire Justin Wilson, Erick Aybar and Francisco Rodriguez.

Despite dealing some prospects, Avila has started to set Detroit up for the long haul with some promising prospects.

Here are the Detroit Tigers top 10 prospects following the 2016 season. All the players ranked have yet to make their Major League debuts—so that means that JaCoby Jones, Dixon Machado and Steven Moya weren’t considered for the list.

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