Detroit Tigers Prospects

Detroit Tigers: Midseason Top 30 Prospects

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MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Beau Burrows #55 of the Detroit Tigers and the U.S. Team delivers the pitch against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Beau Burrows #55 of the Detroit Tigers and the U.S. Team delivers the pitch against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – JULY 09: Beau Burrows #55 of the Detroit Tigers and the U.S. Team delivers the pitch against the World Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Tigers added to an already stacked farm system in the 2018 MLB Draft. Here at Motor City Bengals, we ranked the midseason top 30 prospects.

The Detroit Tigers are 42-59 and in third place in the AL Central. They are very clearly in rebuilding mode, and are likely to move multiple players from their big league roster before the July 31st trade deadline. Jose Iglesias, Mike Fiers, Francisco Liriano, Leonys Martin, Shane Greene, Matthew Boyd and Michael Fulmer are all potential trade candidates in what could be a very busy couple of weeks for GM Al Avila.

Those trades would hopefully bring back impact prospects that will help the ball-club in the next couple of years, when the team is trying to return to contention. The Tigers already have a strong farm system, particularly with regards to pitching. That’s why the Tigers should target position prospects, particularly up the middle.

Now that the 2018 draft is over and before the Tigers get a new haul of prospects at the deadline, we at Motor City Bengals decided to rank our top 30 prospects at midseason. Four of our staff members, Andy Patton, Adam Macintosh, Scott Fults and Rob Low, each made a top 30 list. We averaged them together and came up with a composite top 30 list, which can be seen in the next few slides.

We welcome feedback of any kind, so please feel free to reach out via Twitter or Facebook and let us know who you think we over or under-ranked.

First up are four players who received votes, but not enough to make our Top 30:

LHP Tyler Alexander, RHP Mark Ecker, SS Adinso Reyes and OF Cam Gibson

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