3 Detroit Minor-Leaguers Who Could See a Promotion Soon

Erie SeaWolves starting pitcher Elvin Rodriguez delivers a pitch.
Erie SeaWolves starting pitcher Elvin Rodriguez delivers a pitch. /
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Detroit Tigers prospect Gage Workman bats during 2020 instructional league play. /

Number Two: Gage Workman

Gage Workman was a fourth-round pick by the Detroit Tigers in 2020 and their 2020 draft class is already looking like it’s going to pan out into something special. Gage Workman has been putting in work this season (no pun intended), and he could certainly warrant promotion from the Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers to the High-A West Michigan Whitecaps.

Workman, a 21-year-old third baseman, has displayed a consistent ability to put the ball in play with his bat in seemingly every at-bat and he has drawn nationwide attention with his torrid start. Workman, in the early going this season, has hit .288 with 23 hits, 11 RBI, two home runs, 16 runs, and six stolen bases. Workman has also done an excellent job of working himself on base as his average currently sits at .383 in that category.

Gage Workman has hit for the cycle already this season and Detroit’s number 12 overall prospect could see a leap up to High-A ball in the near future. If Workman continues to shine in the lower levels, I wouldn’t be surprised if a late-season call-up to Double-A Erie came to fruition.