Detroit Tigers: 5 Double-A Erie prospects who should be promoted

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Detroit Tigers prospect to promote no 2:Elvin Rodriguez

The Double-A Erie SeaWolves have no shortage of arms on their roster, as they have one of the best pitching staffs in the entire league at the Double-A level. One of the very pleasant surprises this season has certainly been the sudden emergence of starting pitcher Elvin Rodriguez, a player the Tigers was able to trade for back in 2017.

Elvin Rodriguez, 23, has been a bright spot in Erie’s starting rotation and he is surely worthy of a call-up to Triple-A Toledo. Rodriguez has dominated his opposition this season, logging an electric 1.40 ERA while posting an undefeated 2-0 record with a WHIP of 0.78 and a K to walk ratio of 23 to 7.

Elvin Rodriguez is excellent at keeping baserunners in the dugout and keeping hits off the box score. Rodriguez has yet to play beyond the Double-A level, but that may not be the case in the near future if he continues to pitch with polish in Double-A Erie.