Detroit Tigers: Ranking the 2020 MLB Draft Class

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – JUNE 06: Catcher’s glove is seen at Kiwoom Heroes dugout ahead of the KBO League game between LG Twins and Kiwoom Heroes at the Gocheok Sky Dome on June 06, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) /

2. C Dillon Dingler, Ohio State

Rank Among Tigers 2020 Draftees: #2

Projected Tigers Prospect Ranking: #7

I thought there was no possible way to find a player with a better name than Torkelson’s, but (don’t say it … don’t say it …) DINGLER DINGERS ARE COMING TO A BALLPARK NEAR YOU!

A high-level catcher is vital when handling a pitching staff, and Dingler called games on his own behind the plate with the trust of Ohio State head coach Greg Beals. That ability should translate to help handle Detroit’s talented pitching prospects. What stands out most about the soon-to-be 22-year old is his athleticism. With a timed 6.6 60-yard dash in college and a freshman year playing in center field, Dingler has all the makings of a diverse Major League skillset. There’s a real chance his career looks like the one of former Tiger Brandon Inge.

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