Detroit Tigers fans haven’t seen the team be prominent players much on the international free agent market. The organization should try and sign top prospect Kevin Maitan. Here’s why.
Detroit Tigers executive vice president and general manager Al Avila has steadily improved the organization’s farm system over the last two years through trades and the draft.
Avila snagged potential frontline starting pitchers in Matt Manning and Alex Faedo in the first round of each of the last two drafts.
The Tigers have plenty of promising pitching prospects coming through the ranks, from Manning, Faedo and Perez to the likes of Beau Burrows, Kyle Funkhouser, Gregory Soto, Sandy Baez and Gerson Moreno.
In fact, much of Avila’s work at the July and August trade deadlines involved bringing in position player prospects.
In addition to Rogers and Cameron, trades of outfielder J.D. Martinez, closer Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila brought back position players for the future in third baseman Jeimer Candelario, shortstop Sergio Alcantara and fellow infielders Isaac Paredes, Dawel Lugo and Jose King.