The only player not on this list so far still in the minors, Burnes has shown plenty of promise since being drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.
Already in Double-A, the right-hander worked to a 2.10 ERA, 8.8 strikeouts and 2.2 walks allowed per nine innings and a 1.004 WHIP.
Stats aren’t everything when regarding prospects. However, it’s encouraging to see that Burnes is already making quick work of older opposition.
The average competition for the starter was 2.2 years his senior.
Mixing in four quality pitches, Burnes would probably fit into the same timetable as current Tigers prospects Franklin Perez, Beau Burrows and Grayson Long in reaching the Majors within the next two years.
Another prospect who could be established in the Majors in the next few years, Dubon is a quality fielding middle infielder who stole 38 bases in 129 games split between Double-A and Triple-A last year.
He also added a .712 OPS.
Like Broxton, Phillips is part of a crowded outfield picture.
Braun, Broxton and Santana are ahead of him in the pecking order.
What’s more, Brinson is playing like he has little left to prove in the minors.
The prospect batted .331 with a .400 on-base percentage, a .562 slugging percentage, a .962 OPS, 66 runs scored, 48 RBI, 39 extra-base hits and 11 stolen baes in 340 Triple-A plate appearances this season.
If the prospects produces at a level anywhere near that in the Majors, he could push Phillips out of the picture.
Given Phillips’ ceiling, however, one year of Ian Kinsler may not be enough to snag the outfielder.
According to Spotrac, Wilson has two years of team control left via arbitration.