Detroit Tigers minor league free agent pitcher ideas
9. RHP Ryan Castellani: Colorado Rockies
Castellani was drafted in the second round in 2014. He features four pitches and I like what Chris Brown said and that is he has some major league experience, which could help on a call-up situation. His windup looks eerie familiar…
Among his four pitches are a slider, fastball, sinker, and changeup according to Baseball Savant. He will be 26 in April.
10. LHP Juan Hillman (Cleveland Guardians)
Hillman’s strikeout numbers don’t jump out at you (85 K in 110 innings pitched in 2021) but he has an arm with good command and control in a loaded Guardians system. The Tigers do not have a lot of lefties in their system so perhaps Hillman is worth a look if he is healthy since he hit the IL with forearm issues.
11.RHP Leovanny Rodríguez (Houston Astros)
I wish I had more intel on him because he didn’t pitch this season but he throws 91-95 with a high 3/4 arm angle and his strikeout numbers in the lower levels show promise. This is a bit of scouting the box score but Leovanny is part of a good Astros system. The Tigers could use a few more bullpen arms in their system.
12. Yefry Ramirez (LA Dodgers)
Ramirez appeared in one game after 22 starts in Triple-A and spent two seasons in Baltimore and nine games with Pittsburgh in 2019. A veteran who could pitch in Toledo with good strikeout numbers.