Detroit Tigers Top Prospects: #10-#6, Smith, Baez, Hill, Alexander and Gerber
#6 Mike Gerber
2016 Minor League Affiliate: Outfielder
All Mike Gerber does is produce.
After being drafted in the 15th round in 2014, Gerber batted .298 with an .859. The outfielder also added 44 runs scored, 42 RBI, 19 doubles, nine stolen bases, seven home runs and four triples.
As the years have progressed, the 24-year-old has continued to contribute in a number of different ways offensively.
Gerber registered 76 RBI, 74 runs scored, 31 doubles, 16 stolen bases, 13 home runs and 10 triples in 2015. That same season, he also batted .292 with a .355 on-base percentage.
Flash forward to the 2016 campaign, and the outfielder still filled up the stat sheet.
In 132 combined games with Advanced-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie, the prospect drive in a career-best 80 runs while also scoring 69 times.
He also chipped in with 30 doubles, 18 home runs, eight stolen bases and six triples to go along with a .276 batting average.
Potential Future Role With the Detroit Tigers
As it stands, Detroit will have plenty of options moving forward in the outfield. Gerber has the look of a potential starting-caliber player, while Hill, Jones and Christin Stewart will likely be other starting options.
This is all without mentioning Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez, who could both conceivably around long-term.
Expect Gerber to be a long-term contributor to Detroit, either as a starter or as a key bench cog.