OF Riley Greene
Come on, you knew he was going to be on here. Greene may be the single biggest reason to continue watching the Detroit Tigers the rest of the season. He may end up being the best homegrown talent this team had had since Al Kaline.
He has gone through a rough stretch as of late, striking out a bunch, but he had a nice game on Friday with an opposite-field home run and a double. The overall process for Greene has still been solid despite the recent hike in strikeouts. His ABs are still a treat to watch.
Of all the players mentioned on this list, Greene may be the only sure thing. He struck out a good bit in the minors as well, so those aren’t a huge surprise. He also hit .300 with power in the minors.
The last two months of this season are still key for his development. He’s going to play every day. He’s the best player the Detroit Tigers have right now, and probably will be for years to come.
In addition to the five players on this list, it’s also possible the team calls up some prospects like Kerry Carpenter and Ryan Kriedler to give them a cup of coffee. They would also be players to watch, as they could potentially play themselves onto next year’s roster. In fact, with how hot Carpenter has been, he could get the call very soon.