3. IF Trei Cruz, Rice
Rank Among Tigers 2020 Draftees: #6
Projected Tigers Prospect Ranking: #23
Cruz, by all accounts, has the work ethic to maximize his talent. Thanks to a grandfather who played nearly two decades in Major League Baseball and a father who played more than a decade, the Cruz family’s third generation is fully equipped to hit the ground running. A jack-of-all-trades switch-hitter who plays multiple positions is the definition of value. Considering his familiarity with the game, I can’t wait to see how he looks in the professional ranks.