Detroit Tigers prospect Danny Serretti settled in nicely with organization
By Tyler Kotila
Detroit Tigers infielder Danny Serretti made quite the debut in 2022.
While the Detroit Tigers pieced together a draft class full of collegiate bats, and the big name was Jace Jung, other names from the 2022 draft class stand out. Not to mention, the team has seen several players from this draft class already step up across levels of the organization.
One of the Detroit Tigers’ draft prospects who has not gotten as much attention as he should is Danny Serretti. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill product has stood out early in his tenure with the organization.
There’s plenty to like with what Serretti brings to the table, and with a new culture being instilled throughout the organization, there has to be hope that he can continue to further his development on the right path.
His first summer with the organization was exceptional as he worked through three affiliates, finishing the season with a quick stint with the Double-A Erie SeaWolves. The Tigers must be excited about what Serretti could amount to with his good start.
Danny Serretti is an under-the-radar prospect for the Detroit Tigers.
While his statistics are known, and it was clear that jumping up the ranks was impressive, but he has not garnered as much attention as many would have initially expected. He’s a switch-hitting shortstop who succeeded with the Tar Heels at the collegiate level.
With the Tar Heels in 2022, Serretti slashed .365/.437/.567 with 17 doubles, three triples, and 10 home runs. He started out with the Single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers after getting drafted, where he slashed .375/.565/.688 over 46 plate appearances before earning his first promotion.
He was sent to West Michigan to join the High-A Whitecaps, where he would slash .290/.413/.395 over another 46 plate appearances. With a strong performance there, he earned his call up to the Double-A level, a huge feat for someone drafted in July.
He only logged six games with the SeaWolves, but he performed to a 5-for-19 clip. The appearance with the SeaWolves in itself was a victory for Serretti. Plenty to like from the shortstop.
The swing looks pretty similar from both sides of the plate. He starts with the hands high in a bat waggle, uses a quick leg lift, and gets the foot down to rotate through contact. He got quick actions and can work uphill to the ball and create solid contact.
Serretti has less power from the left side, but the Tigers can aim to work on that moving forward. The power shows more from the right side, and it feels like the swing path gets to pitches working uphill and drives it better from the right side.
Moving forward, the Tigers should be hoping he can tap into some of this power and stick with the organization. He’s got a long way to go, but it was an excellent start for the Tigers 2022 draftee.