Detroit Tigers: 2021 Minor League Roster Season Preview

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Toledo Mud Hens

Toledo did not experience too many changes outside of roster construction from 2019 and their schedule like West Michigan is the same in which they will have six games at a time versus their opponents with Monday nights off.  In fact, it will be the same for Erie and Lakeland as well. As noted in the press release, the 2021 roster has eight of the Tigers’ Top 30 prospects according to Tom Prince is the new manager at the helm.

Here is the Mud Hens Opening Day Roster when they start the season on the road against the Nashville Sounds on May 4.

Toledo Mud Hens Infielders:

Renato Nunez

Kody Clemens

Isaac Paredes

Zack Short

Brady Policelli,

Aderlin Rodriguez

Daniel Pinero

Nunez is back in Toledo after clearing waivers. Rodriguez, a career minor leaguer who was signed in the winter, can play first or DH. Short has already seen time in Detroit this season and along with Paredes, should be one of the first to get a call up if something happens in up I-75.

Toledo Mud Hens Outfields:

Daz Cameron

Derek Hill

Christian Stewart

Toledo Mud Hens Catchers:

Jake Rogers

Dustin Garneau,

Eric Haase

Haase will get time also at first base and in left field.

Toledo Mud Hens Starting Rotation:

Matt Manning

Drew Hutchinson

Wily Peralta

Erasmo Ramirez

Logan Shore

Rony Garcia

Manning is the clear headliner here and along with Shore and Garcia, are among the Tigers who were in the system last season. Hutchinson last week in Toledo was sitting around 92-94 MPH and Peralta was getting back into shape down in Lakeland. It is a veteran rotation that should keep the Mud Hens in playoff contention.

Toledo Mud Hens Bullpen:

Nolan Blackwood

Beau Burrows

Drew Carlton

Jason Foley

Kyle Funkhouser

Joe Jimenez

Miguel Del Pozo

Ian Krol

Robbie Ross

Locke St. John.

St.John, a former Tigers farmhand who was a Rule 5 pick by the Texas Rangers is back in the organization as well as Ian Krol. Like the rotation, this is a veteran bunch with Del Pozo and Ross also being the new faces that came from outside of the organization for Toledo. Joey Wentz and Danny Woodrow will start the season on the IL for Toledo.

You can find their schedule here.