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 minor league affiliates have seen their respective seasons end. WIth that various places have given out their Minor League awards. First, MLive.com has a list of the leaders for each of the minor league affiliates. While not necessary awards, it does give you an idea of who some of the best performers were this season.
Over at the Detroit Free Press, Anthony Fenech writes that Christin Stewart is the Tigers Minor League Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Matt Hall was named the Tigers minor league pitcher of the year notes Fenech. Both players were September call-ups by the Detroit Tigers.
It is also the third season in a row in which Christin Stewart was named the Tigers MiLB player of the year. SB Nation’s Bless You Boys named two different prospects as their minor league players of the year. They didn’t think that Stewart was the Tigers MiLB player of the year and that Hall was the pitcher of the year. BYB named Isaac Paredes and Matt Manning as the Tigers MiLB players of the year.
Jim Callis, of MLB.com, writes that a year from now Casey Mize will be a top-ten MLB prospect. Mize was selected first overall in this years MLB draft by the Tigers. The Tigers are still waiting on their trade chip from the Oakland Athletics. Mike Fiers is 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA since being traded to the A’s. Lynn Henning, of the Detroit News, writes that Tigers fans won’t be thrilled when the team finally completes their trade.
Justin Verlander returned to Comerica Park this past week after being traded to the Astros. When Verlander was asked about the 2015 injury that was highly publicized about a month ago in a Bleacher Report article. Verlander replied that he holds no ill-will towards the Tigers organization.