3 Detroit Tigers High-A Players to Keep an Eye On

Michael Balko
Infielder Wenceel Perez warms up for practice during Detroit Tigers spring training.
Infielder Wenceel Perez warms up for practice during Detroit Tigers spring training. /
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The Detroit Tigers have seen a lot of success throughout their minor league system this season thus far, and a lot of that has to do with the surplus amount of talent in the lower ranks.

Detroit’s High-A affiliate, the West Michigan Whitecaps, have seen a lot of on-field success this season and they have seen a slew of talent join Double-A Erie this season as well. A pair of notable recent call-ups to Double-A include third baseman Spencer Torkelson (who’s the number one prospect in the Detroit Tigers’ system) and catcher Dillon Dingler (who checks in at a very respectable number four Tigers’ ranking spot), and West Michigan is proving that they have the talent to see more eventual call-ups.

All eyes are on High-A West Michigan and Double-A Erie in the Detroit Tigers minor league system right now, and rightfully so as five of their top seven prospects reside within those two branches of the system. West Michigan currently owns the future of the Detroit Tigers, and it likely won’t be too much longer before we start to see them repping the lucrative ‘D’ on their upper chest in Mo-Town.

The West Michigan Whitecaps currently has a total of seven players on their roster that reside in Detroit’s top 30 prospects list (according to MLB.com), which ranks them first amongst the Tigers’ minor leagues. The future of the Detroit Tigers are currently in West Michigan, and there are certainly some guys who could warrant a promotion to Double-A Erie in the near future. Let’s take a look at the three guys I believe are ready for the next level of the minor leagues.

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