Detroit Tigers top 20 prospects following 2017 MLB Draft

Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East outfielder Christin Stewart of the Detroit Tigers during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East outfielder Christin Stewart of the Detroit Tigers during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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#13 Relief pitcher Bryan Garcia

Current minor league affiliate: Double-A Erie SeaWolves

The fourth player drafted by the Tigers in the 2016 draft, Garcia is moving rapidly through Detroit’s minor league system.

In 30 innings this season, the University of Miami product has pitched to a 1.50 ERA, a 1.000 WHIP, 20 games finished and 11 saves in 26 appearances.

He’s also struck out 49 of the 118 batters he’s faced, good for 14.7 punch outs per nine innings.

Garcia logged a 3.14 ERA in 14.1 frames for West Michigan to begin the year, but hasn’t allowed a run since in stints with Lakeland and Erie.

As of now, Garcia is with the SeaWolves, where he has only been tagged for three walks and two hits in seven innings.

#12 Relief pitcher Gerson Moreno

Current minor league affiliate: Double-A Erie SeaWolves

Yet another power relief arm—sensing a trend?— Moreno was dominant at Advanced-A Lakeland to begin the year.

In 22.1 innings, the right-hander allowed just 19 hits, eight walks, five earned runs and a home run. He also notched eight saves.

Of the 94 batters Moreno faced, he struck out 30 of them.

That stretch saw him promoted to Double-A Erie, where one poor start in his first three outings has inflated his ERA to 9.64.

Moreno allowed four earned runs, two hits and a walk in his recent outing, but before that had allowed two hits, one run and a walk compared to six strikeouts in his first 3.2 innings at Double-A.