Detroit Tigers: Mud Hens clinch Division Title and other news
Here at The Corner, we round up Detroit Tigers news and rumors around the Tigers blogosphere so that you don’t spend hours surfing the web searching.
The Detroit Tigers Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens clinched the International League West Division title. The Mud Hens had a big win over the Columbus Clippers and Indianapolis dropped their game against Louisville which gave the Mud Hens the division title.
The Mud Hens aren’t the only part of the Tigers farm system to look forward to. Brandon Day, of Bless You Boys, writes that prospect Matt Manning is having a phenomenal 2018 and in the process is establishing himself as one of the best pitching prospects. Manning was the Tigers 2016 first round draft pick. He’s making a name for himself in a pitcher-heavy farm system.
Over at the Detroit Free Press, some Detroit Tigers numbers that you should know. Including Niko Goodrum setting the Tigers home run mark for rookies since 2003. Goodrum has 15 bombs on the year so far.
Every year baseball holds a rule five draft. It allows teams to take a gamble on prospects that didn’t make the 40-man roster from another team. Those prospects are generally considered to be a gamble. Lynn Henning, of the Detroit News, writes that the gamble the Tigers took on Victor Reyes is paying dividends.
Lynn Henning also looks at the winners and losers in the Tigers farm system. The Tigers have long had a depleted farm system, but the start of the rebuild has allowed them to collect a stockpile of blue-chip prospects.
Our own Andy Patton writes that Daniel Norris’s velocity is back, and that’s a huge thing from both Norris and the Tigers. The Tigers are taking on the White Sox today. Michael Fulmer is taking the mound and is looking to have a bounce back against the Sox. The game is scheduled to start at 2:35 PM at Guaranteed Rate Field.