Detroit Tigers Hitting Prospects in the AFL…
The Tigers had all three of their hitting prospects get into games during the first week of AFL games; let’s get right into it.
Colt Keith made a solid debut to the AFL, getting the scoring underway with a nice piece of hitting on a breaking ball into the pull-side gap for an RBI single. Here’s the video
The Tigers infield prospect had his season cut short due to an injury sliding back to the base. The chance for him to get back in the box and face live pitching during game situations in the AFL is huge, and he’s made the most of it. Keith was 5-for-11 with a double and two RBI to his credit.
Keith has also drawn five walks for a .588 on-base percentage, with a 1.133 OPS (third-best on the Rafters roster). Keith has returned to the field and looked great to kick things off for the AFL season. On the flip side, things have not been so kind to the other Tigers prospects who have played.
Parker Meadows has struggled to get things going so far. He’s 3-for-17 this fall with the Rafters. However, he has a double and a home run to his credit. Here’s a look at the home run from the left-handed hitter outfielder.
He gets the foot down, rotates through contact, barrels the ball out in front, and drives it—great swing from Meadows. The rest of his swings have not been as rewarding. Hopefully, he can get things going as the AFL season continues.
Gage Workman has gone hitless through his first ten at-bats in the AFL. He has been punched out in seven of those at-bats. Not a pretty scene from the Tigers prospect who was supposed to be working on cutting down the whiffs.
Keep an eye on these Detroit Tigers’ prospects as they go through the next week of games. The MCB team will have another weekly roundup next week; stay tuned!