Detroit Tigers: Current Toledo Mud Hens who could make an impact
Positions: Left Field, Right Field, Second Base, First Base
While not a traditional prospect anymore given the fact that he’s 27, that hasn’t stopped Jason Krizan from tearing it up at the plate.
The former eighth-round pick began the year with Double-A Erie, batting .393 with a .455 on-base percentage, a .679 slugging percentage and a 1.133 OPS in 14 games. He also added 14 RBI, 10 runs scored, eight walks, four home runs, four doubles and two stolen bases.
Krizan has continued to rake in Triple-A, batting .346 with a .400 on-base percentage and a .475 slugging percentage in 17 games.
What’s more, the utility player has chipped in with nine runs scored, seven RBI, five walks, two doubles, a triple and a home run.
His ability to play across the diamond would certainly help off the bench, potentially giving Brad Ausmus even more flexibility late in games.
Position: Center Field
JaCoby Jones struggled early in the season with the Detroit Tigers, batting just .150 with a .244 wOBA and a 48 wRC+.
However, despite that, he logged a 0.2 WAR in large part due to his plus defense and base running.
Part of Jones struggles is due to the fact that he logged a 42.2 strikeout percentage with the Tigers. He’s cut that number in half with the Mud Hens, posting a 21.1 stat in the category.
What’s more, the top prospect has come alive at the plate. Jones is hitting .273 with a .351 on-base percentage, a 132 wRC+ and an .821 OPS.
To top it off, the center fielder has added 13 runs scored, 10 RBI, four doubles, three home runs and three stolen bases in 76 plate appearances.
If he can sustain that production, Jones will be back with the Tigers before too long.