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Detroit Tigers: Current Toledo Mud Hens who could make an impact

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Apr 18, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) at bat at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 18, 2017; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones (40) at bat at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 5, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder Jim Adduci (37) rounds third base for a run against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers Triple-A affiliate, the Toledo Mud Hens, currently field a number of players who could make an impact in the Major Leagues this season. Here’s a look at said players.

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila improved the team’s overall depth in the offseason, bringing in a number of players who could contribute if need be.

A number of those players have seen time in Triple-A, and have mixed with Detroit’s incumbent options to give the team some much-improved depth.

That depth has been key early, as outfielder Jim Adduci (0.7 WAR, 143 wRC+ and a .381 wOBA) John Hicks (0.4 WAR, seven RBI, six runs scored and four extra-base hits in seven games)

On the pitching side of things, relievers Blaine Hardy (3.46 SIERA, 8.18 strikeouts per nine innings) and Chad Bell (zero runs allowed in his first 6.2 Major League frames) have both provided the Tigers with quality innings.

As the season progresses, Detroit will have to rely on the team’s minor league depth more. Injuries and inconsistency are commonplace in a Major League Baseball season.

Here are some current Toledo Mud Hens who could make an impact with the Detroit Tigers during the 2017 regular season.

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