Detroit Tigers Top 20 Prospects: How are they Performing

May 23, 2021 - Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize delivers a pitch. Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2021 - Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Casey Mize delivers a pitch. Peter Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /
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Prior the the season, the team at MCB released our Detroit Tigers top 20 prospects list. Our plan is to update the list after the draft to give a better idea of the industry consensus on how each prospects relative value has changed. However, in the meantime, we now have about a month of additional performance to discuss for the players listed below. In this article, let’s look at how each prospect in the MCB top twenty is performing so far this season.

Detroit Tigers No. 20 Prospect – Adinso Reyes

Adinso Reyes has not yet been assigned to a minor league affiliate and therefore has no statistics to discuss.

Detroit Tigers No. 19 Prospect – Roberto Campos

Roberto Campos has not yet been assigned to a minor league affiliate and therefore has no statistics to discuss.

Detroit Tigers No. 18 Prospect – Colt Keith

Colt Keith has not yet been assigned to a minor league affiliate  and therefore has no statistics to discuss.

Detroit Tigers No. 17 Prospect – Jose De La Cruz, Lakeland Flying Tigers

2021 Stats: 83 ABs, .108/.213/.108, 0 XBH, 48 Ks, 7 BB

It was always going to be a difficult assignment for a very young player (19) who hadn’t played a competitive game in over a year but the 83 at-bats JDLC has taken in 2021 were worse than most analysts worst case expectations. He has been playing everyday and the Tigers brass seem intent on letting him work through his issues but, if things haven’t improved, after the draft he may get a demotion to regain some confidence.

Detroit Tigers No. 16 Prospect – Gage Workman, Lakeland Flying Tigers

2021 Stats: 101 ABs, .277/.373/.495, 3 HRs, 14 XBHs, 12 SBs, 30 Ks, 16 BB

Basically the exact opposite of his teammate above, Jose De La Cruz (to be fair though, he is two years older), Workman has probably exceeded expectations. Workman has shown all the tools he became known for leading up to the 2020 draft. He has shown some power, speed, and has even made a bit more contact than many were expecting. As an added bonus, the college third basemen has been the everyday shortstop for Lakeland and reports indicate he is more than holding his own.

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