Detroit Tigers: Five players are in Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list

Detroit Tigers infielder Spencer Torkelson gets ready to bat.
Detroit Tigers infielder Spencer Torkelson gets ready to bat. /
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Detroit Tigers outfielder Riley Greene bats during an intrasquad game. /

#31 Riley Greene

Riley Greene turned some heads in summer camp with some highlight-reel catches and showing off the power in spring training.

Greene moves up from number 45 so that is an impressive move up. Baseball America believes he should develop into a 20-plus home run power as he develops physically.

Final thoughts

There is a lot to like to see five players on the list. Detroit has made strides in drafting the players they need to build a team. Now, here’s where the “but” comes in.

Detroit is still top-heavy of a system. The outfield depth in the system is lacking and so is the infield but Detroit has seemed to address that in the last two drafts. What I would love to see Detroit have the depth in their system that they can have two to three players at any given position and use that for either a roster spot or like how the Padres did this off-season and trade prospects to strengthen their roster.

There is more positivity than negativity when it comes to this system and that is all fans are asking for. Now, let’s watch the growth in 2021.