3 Detroit Minor-Leaguers Who Could See a Promotion Soon

Michael Balko
Erie SeaWolves starting pitcher Elvin Rodriguez delivers a pitch.
Erie SeaWolves starting pitcher Elvin Rodriguez delivers a pitch. /
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Number One: Riley Greene

Riley Greene is one of the most intriguing prospects in all of baseball and we wouldn’t be surprised if our number one ranked prospect gets a promotion from the Double-A Erie SeaWolves to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens in the near future. Greene, a 20-year-old outfielder, is the number two overall prospect in the Detroit Tigers’ minor league system and he has been tearing it up in Double-A baseball this season.

Riley Greene has gotten the job done with his bat and has made his fair share of highlight-reel plays from his center field position as well. Greene, thus far this season, has averaged .263 while drilling four home runs and 16 RBI. Greene has excelled at getting on base, which is nothing new for him, as his average in that department currently sits .362 which ranks him ninth amongst all Double-A Northeast outfielders.

Riley Greene still has some growing to do and Detroit isn’t likely going to rush the development of Greene considering the significant talent they have in Triple-A right now, which could pay off in the long haul. While the Tigers don’t want to rush Riley’s development, I have a hard time believing that we’ll see Greene suiting up for the SeaWolves beyond late July.

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