Detroit Tigers Prospects

Detroit Tigers: The Top Prospects of 2023

Alex Faedo #76 (L) and Matt Manning #83 of the Detroit Tigers run together during Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown Facility on February 13, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Alex Faedo #76 (L) and Matt Manning #83 of the Detroit Tigers run together during Spring Training workouts at the TigerTown Facility on February 13, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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3. IF/P Colt Keith

MLB Pipeline Top 100 Overall Rating: 51

Current Tigers Prospect Ranking: N/A

Keith, now 20 years old, spoke confidently of his abilities after being drafted. Fortunately for Tigers fans, he’s backed it up with his play. With Torkelson and Isaac Paredes in the system, Keith’s quickest way into the big leagues involves expanding his versatility.

Mississippi’s former Gatorade Player of the Year is adding second base to his repertoire where the a potent bat can shine even brighter. During his early years in the Detroit system, the Biloxi native served as his team’s emergency pitcher.

Keith, who struck out 78 batters in 34 high school innings back in 2019, has impressed enough to make the club consider using him out of the bullpen more often.

Keith heads to Double-A in 2023 with the club committed to expanding his versatility in hopes he’ll join their big-league lineup and potentially their bullpen later this season.

2. C Dillon Dingler

MLB Pipeline Top 100 Overall Rating: 34

Current Tigers Prospect Ranking: N/A

For the first time since Spencer Turnbull in 2014, the Tigers have turned their second-round pick into a legitimate prospect by effectively developing the former Ohio State catcher.

Thanks to his skillset, Tigers fans won’t hold his alma mater against him. Dingler, whose versatility was a huge selling point on draft day, now campaigns to make spot-starts in the outfield to help his team in different ways.

Tigers fans don’t know Dingler, whose legal first name is ‘Francis’, just yet, but his hard-nosed playing style will be a fan-favorite in Detroit.

The now 24-year-old begins the season working with Toledo’s talented pitchers to open the season, including the person you’ll read about next, who takes the top spot on our list…

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