Detroit Tigers: Finally, Dillon Dingler is a Top 100 Prospect

Erie SeaWolves catcher Dillon Dingler.
Erie SeaWolves catcher Dillon Dingler. /

The latest FanGraphs Top 100 features Detroit Tigers prospect Dillon Dingler.

For Detroit Tigers fans who are following the farm system, there is good news. FanGraphs has placed Dillon Dingler, who is currently in Double-A Erie into their Top 100 prospect list.  Sites like FanGraphs, Baseball Prospectus, Prospects Live, and Baseball America are lists worth paying attention to.

On our first MCB Tigers Top 20 list, Dingler came in at number eight before the season began and this is what we said about him:

"The Ohio native also has an impressive arm; with pop times ranging in the 1.90-1.95 according to the Prospects Live board. Those times would put him into the top 10 of all MLB catchers, according to Statcast. MLB Pipeline gives Dingler’s arm a 65 grade; considered between plus and double-plus."

So far, the arm has been on display in the live looks I and others on our staff have seen. He has been able to control the running game in both stops at Erie and West Michigan.

On the season, Dingler is batting .266/.310/.422 in Erie with one home run and 11 RBI. It was the power display at West Michigan that really started to get everyone’s attention, with eight home runs in 32 games and with a wRC+ of 148.

On FanGraphs, he comes in at number 93. But on the midseason Top 50 for Baseball Prospectus, he comes in at number 43. One of the key takeaways from Baseball Prospectus ($) is what they said about him being a “five-tool catcher” and that he is still adjusting to Double-A pitching.

For the Tigers to have Dingler go up so quickly in the rankings in a premium position like catching bodes well for Detroit and to have national publications recognize that is a good feeling for any Tigers prospect fan.

If you were curious about where the rest of the Detroit Tigers fell on the list, here are the latest updates:

FanGraphs: Spencer Torkelson #5, Matt Manning #12, Riley Greene #13.

Baseball Prospectus:  Spencer Torkelson #7, Riley Greene # 8.

You can see both Torkelson and Greene on Sunday during the Futures Game that starts at 3 pm.