5 Detroit Tigers Double-A Players Worthy of a Promotion

Michael Balko
Erie SeaWolves batter Spencer Torkelson grounds out in the first inning on June 15, 2021, against the Altoona Curve at UPMC Park in Erie. Altoona catcher Arden Pabst is at right.P1seawolves061521
Erie SeaWolves batter Spencer Torkelson grounds out in the first inning on June 15, 2021, against the Altoona Curve at UPMC Park in Erie. Altoona catcher Arden Pabst is at right.P1seawolves061521 /
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Detroit Tigers Prospect Number Four: Andre Lipcius

Andre Lipcius is a second baseman and third baseman for the Detroit Tigers who is playing exceptionally well in Double-A Erie right now. Andre Lipcius, who was drafted in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft out of Tennessee by the Detroit Tigers, may just be the best defensive infielder in the Tigers’ organization as a whole.

Andre Lipcius has been making web-gem style plays all season long for the Erie SeaWolves, and his great glove could be beneficial in Triple-A with the Mud Hens. While Lipcius has been flashing the leather this season, he has also been pretty reliable with the bat as well as he’s currently hitting .249 on the season with 48 hits, 31 runs, six home runs, and 30 RBI.

Lipcius has seen his batting average dip a bit in Double-A, but he makes up for his sometimes bleak offensive approach with his outstanding defensive abilities. Lipcius has made highlight-reel catches at both the third base and second base position, and if some room becomes available in Triple-A, we could see Lipcius receive a call-up to play in the highest branch of the minors.

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