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 MLB.com. 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:
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:
Toledo Mud Hens Catchers:
Haase will get time also at first base and in left field.
Toledo Mud Hens Starting Rotation:
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:
Miguel Del Pozo
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.