The Top 5
5. OF Roberto Campos
Current Tigers MLB Pipeline Prospect Ranking: 19
Campos, who was a mystery to many when signed, has grown into the best power hitter in the minors and has the makings of a successful international signing for a Tigers team that has desperately needed them.
During his time in the MiLB lower levels, the native of Cuba caught the attention of prospect followers everywhere by leading his league in home runs.
When signed, Campos drew comparisons to former Tiger Avisail Garcia as a teenager, but the now 20-year old slugger is likened to Royals outfielder Jorge Soler, who finally broke out with a career-best 48 home runs and 117 RBIs in 2019.
In a piece for MLB Pipeline, Jim Callis selected Campos among his “30 prospects we’ll be talking about in 2022’. Campos begins 2023 heading to Double-A for his biggest test yet.
4. OF Dylan Brewer, Clemson
MLB Pipeline Top 100 Overall Rating: 84
Current Tigers Prospect Ranking: N/A
Perfect Game College 2021 Prospect 100 Rank: 10
Let’s get weird. Brewer, drafted in the 32nd Round by the newly appointed Farhan Zaidi and the San Francisco Giants in 2019, chose not to sign and play college ball at Clemson.
Three years later, Brewer becomes the Tigers’ latest first-rounder as Detroit selected the talented outfielder with the ninth overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft. As a 19-year-old true freshman back in 2020, Brewer posted a .413 on-base percentage before helping the 2022 Clemson Tigers make the College World Series for the first time in over a decade.
Brewer, now 22 years old, enjoyed an outstanding performance to vault him even higher up the draft’s top prospects. The Tigers were thrilled to pick up its newest impact bat when he fell to Detroit’s selection at nine.