Detroit Tigers Prospects: Arizona Fall League Weekly Roundup (10/10-10/15)
Detroit Tigers prospects weekly roundup from the Arizona Fall League.
It’s been a week, and the Detroit Tigers have several prospects out in Arizona who continue to go through games as the 2022 Arizona Fall League is underway. They have eight players on the Salt River Rafters roster, with Dillon Dingler finding his way into games this week.
As the Detroit Tigers’ prospects continue to play their way through the 2022 Arizona Fall League season, we will continue to monitor them. The Rafters split the week, going 3-3. But, the Tigers faithful are likely only concerned with how the team’s prospects did.
The first week of the 2022 AFL season brought some familiar faces back to the field and some less-known faces who got some reps in. Seven Tigers prospects found their way into games, with Dingler making his first appearance this week.
That said, let’s get into it. First, let’s look at the Detroit Tigers hitters who played this week in the AFL.
Detroit Tigers position player prospects in the AFL.
First up, Dillon Dingler made his debut for the Salt River Rafters after not playing the first week of games. The Tigers’ prospect catcher appeared in two games where he was 2-for-3 with two base hits. He drew a walk and was punched out in his other at-bat.
Here’s a look from a clip Tigers Minor League Report posted on Twitter, showing Dingler staying back on a pitch and driving one to the opposite-field gap. Good job controlling the barrel for a base knock.
Up next, Gage Workman‘s second week with the Rafters was “better” than the first. By better, I mean he didn’t strike out in nearly every at-bat. Workman was still a horrid 1-for-10 with just three punchouts during the second week of games.
That brings Workman to a miserable 1-for-20 start to his performance in the AFL with ten strikeouts. A horrific performance from Workman makes it easier to worry about what the future could hold for the former fifth-round pick.
Moving on, Parker Meadows was 3-for-12 over four games, collecting three base hits and drawing a walk throughout the second week of the 2022 AFL season. For Meadows, this brings his totals to 6-for-29 over nine games played for the Rafters.
It seems like Meadows is still trying to find his way this fall and settle in. He’s fresh off a summer where he played for the High-A West Michigan Whitecaps and Double-A Erie SeaWolves. Now with the Rafters in the AFL, he’s battled some adversity to kick things off.
Lastly, Colt Keith cooled off from his very impressive first week of the AFL season. Keith followed up his fantastic first week by going 2-for-9 in three games. He picked up a double and also managed to draw two walks.
Keith’s managed a 7-for-20 line overall over seven games, with two doubles and three RBI to his credit. Keith also has a .483 on-base percentage. He’s continued to be solid, even if he cooled off a bit. After missing so much time this summer, it’s good to see solid numbers from Keith this fall.