The Grand Rapids Whitecaps are the Single-A Affiliate for the Detroit Tigers, playing their home games at Fifth Third Ballpark.
The Skipper is also another former Tiger, Lance Parrish. Parrish played for the Detroit Tigers from 1977-1986.
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The Whitecaps have had six league titles, with the most recent one coming in 2015. The Whitecaps have been in Grand Rapids since 1994, spending their first three years as affiliates of the Oakland Athletics. But, since 1997 they’ve been affiliated with the Detroit Tigers.
The Whitecaps have posted winning seasons in 11 of the last 13 seasons, and have won four Midwest League Titles in that span.
The Midwest League, of course, is a Single-A League based in the Midwest. Players at this level are generally in their first or second year of professional ball.
The Whitecaps posted 91 wins last season en route to winning the Eastern Division. Look for them to compete for a Midwest League Title in 2018.
The next stop for prospects in the Detroit Tigers organization is the Class-A Advanced League, where the Detroit Tigers have an affiliate-the Lakeland Flying Tigers.