Who Should the Detroit Tigers Target in a Potential Matthew Boyd Trade?
If the Braves come calling, the Tigers should do whatever they can to make a trade with them. According to Bleacher Report, the Braves have the second-best farm system in the league after the 2019 MLB draft. In an ideal world, a Boyd trade would net the Tigers Christian Pache, the number 14 rated prospect in the baseball. However, it is unlikely that the team would be willing to deal the young OF.
If the Detroit Tigers could get Drew Waters in return, it would be still be a win for Detroit. Waters is a switching hitting OF who projects to be a great fielder and at the very least solid offensively. Through 93 games in Double-A this year, he’s hitting .335/.378/.511 as he does have pop as he has nine triple and five HRs this year. Waters would be welcomed with open arms in Detroit and would likely find himself in the big leagues within the next two years.
The prospect of the team trading Boyd is exciting because of the prospects it could bring back to Detroit. There was not a single pitching prospect on this list because the team needs to turn their focus to their offense that is one of the worst in the league. If any of these prospects end up in the Detroit Tigers farm system, the future gets even more bright.