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Detroit Tigers Future Friday: 3 Prospects who made huge gains in 2018

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CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Matt Hall #64 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on September 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Matt Hall #64 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning at Progressive Field on September 15, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – JUNE 28: A Detroit Tigers hat, glasses and glove sit on the dugout stairs during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on June 28, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers win on a walk off home run 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

The Detroit Tigers saw many prospects continue to find success in the minor leagues this season. Here are three who took the biggest steps forward.

As the season winds to a close Detroit Tigers fans can breathe easy, knowing they survived the first year of the rebuild. While the product on the big league field was sometimes hard to watch, the product in the farm system was much more appealing. And while the Tigers still have a ways to go to be playoff relevant again, it was nice to see some outstanding performances from some of the young talent down on the farm.

Matt Manning, Beau Burrows, Casey Mize and Franklin Perez are all elite right-handed pitching prospects. Combine them with Kyle Funkhouser, Alex Faedo and Gregory Soto and the Tigers will have a solid starting rotation in a few years. That will pair nicely with an up the middle duo of Jake Rogers behind the plate, Isaac Paredes in the infield and Daz Cameron in center field. Christin Stewart and Nicholas Castellanos at the corners both provide some oomph as well.

It’s too early to make sweeping predictions, but this team does have some potential. While those are some of the biggest names in the system, often times it’s the late bloomers or the surprise success stories that have the biggest impact in the big leagues.

Here are three Detroit Tigers prospects who have taken big strides forward this season. Each of them is outside Detroit’s top ten prospects list (by most accounts) but all of them deserve your attention as they continue to produce. Someday, all of these three could be in the Motor City at the same time.

First up, we have a very young, very talented middle infielder.

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