Detroit Tigers fans obviously aren’t going to see all these pitchers at once.
They’ll like come in waves—waves that may not start until the second half of next season.
Perez, Burrows, Long and the rest of the Double-A starters are obviously closer than the likes of Manning (Single-A West Michigan), Funkhouser (Advanced-A Lakeland) and Faedo, who has yet to throw as a professional.
Of the group, Perez and Long seem the most likely to reach the Majors soonest—although that could easily change if another Erie starters starts 2018 off on the right foot.
Of course, not all prospects tend to live up to expectations—let alone make it to the Majors.
That’s not to say that these Tigers hurlers won’t make it to the bigs, but Detroit has the starting pitching depth prospect-wise to make up for a potential flame out or two.
That being said though, it’s exciting to think about a future rotation featuring the likes of Perez, Manning and Faedo.
There’s also the possibility that one or more of the young starters filling in down the stretch—Buck Farmer, Chad Bell, Artie Lewicki or Myles Jaye—could lock down a rotation spot with some strong outings.
All in all, the Detroit Tigers aren’t on Cleveland’s level yet starting pitching wise, but they could be there soon. Detroit fans will just have to give it a few years.