Detroit Tigers: Organization’s next wave of prospects is getting closer

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Beau Burrows #55 of the Detroit Tigers and the U.S. Team delivers the pitch against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Beau Burrows #55 of the Detroit Tigers and the U.S. Team delivers the pitch against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 09: Beau Burrows #55 of the Detroit Tigers and the U.S. Team delivers the pitch against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers prospects like Christin Stewart, Mike Gerber and Beau Burrows could all be in the Majors in the next few seasons. The trio could lead a wave of prospects who could make an impact in Detroit.

Detroit Tigers fans have generally seen older and veteran laden rosters in years past.

This has largely been due to fact that former general manager Dave Dombrowski left the farm system barren after dealing top prospects like Willy Adames, Corey Knebel and Devon Travis for upgrades at the Major League level.

Because of this, when Al Avila took over, he didn’t have much to work with in terms of prospects near the Major League level.

Michael Fulmer was obviously close, but that was about it.

Detroit’s only other notable prospects near the Majors were Steven Moya, Dixon Machado and Drew VerHagen.

Meanwhile, promising prospects like Joe Jimenez and Christin Stewart were stashed in the low minors with Single-A West Michigan.

Fast forward to 2017, and Jimenez has already made his Major League debut. Stewart and some of the team’s other top prospects aren’t as close, but they could be providing a significant wave of reinforcements in the next season or two.

A major influx of young talent has been unheard of in the Motor City, but it is something that could happen as soon as 2018, if not 2019.

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