MLB Pipeline has named their top two prospects for each team, here are the two players for the Detroit Tigers that they named.
MLB Pipeline has named the top two prospects from each major league organization. One pitcher and one position player were chosen from each squad. The two players chosen for the Detroit Tigers were Isaac Paredes and Tarik Skubal.
This is a name that Detroit fans will need to get familiar with. Paredes is a 20-year-old middle infielder from Mexico that just finished a great season with the Erie SeaWolves. Paredes hit .282 with 13 home runs and 66 RBIs. Paredes also had 57 walks on the year, displaying that he has a good understanding of the strike zone.
Paredes is heading out to play in the Arizona Fall League to get more experience, and despite his young age, he will almost certainly appear with the Tigers in spring training next season. If he performs well when his opportunities are presented, there is a chance that he will make it to the bigs at some point next season.
With all the pitching talent down at double-A Erie, it was almost shocking to see Skubal’s name appear on this list. That being said, the numbers don’t lie, and Skubal looked excellent this year. Over 42.1 innings, the 22-year-old lefty had a 2.13 ERA and an impressive 82 strikeouts and only 18 walks.
It will be interesting to see how the Tigers handle all their young pitching talent at Erie. More likely than not, many of these players will be tested at triple-A Toledo before seeing any time in Detroit. There is a chance, however, that if players like Skubal do well enough in spring training, they will get the call straight to the big league.
With the offseason right around the corner, it is important for the Tigers to start considering what they are planning for next season. The rebuild is underway, but there is always a chance that Detroit could be competitive next year. Needless to say, these prospects will undoubtedly get their chance at some point.