Detroit Tigers: A Glance At The Affiliates

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The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding, with that will come to an added emphasis on the farm system. Each one offers something different for Tigers fans alike.

There’s no doubt that a strong emphasis will be placed on the Detroit Tigers farm system over the next couple years. The Tigers have traded away Justin Verlander, J.D. Martinez, and Ian Kinsler.

These trades have brought hauls of prospects that many people know nothing about and the prospects have been sent to their respective playing levels (AAA, AA, A etc.).

However, they provide new life for the downtrodden farm system the Detroit Tigers have generally had. The affiliates have generally struggled in years past. The only glimmer of hope has been Single-A Grand Rapids Whitecaps who have posted a winning season in 11 of the last 13.

With new prospects though, the affiliates could see themselves posting better seasons. Including the Mud Hens, who are only a short drive away from the Motor City.

Let’s take a closer look at each affiliate and what we can expect in 2018 from them. The Detroit Tigers have 9 affiliates throughout various minor league systems, but today we are going to focus on the Short-Season A affiliate all the way up to the Triple-A Affiliate.

First up, the Short-Season Connecticut Tigers.

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