Detroit Tigers Prospects: Arizona Fall League Weekly Roundup (10/17-10/22)
Detroit Tigers prospects weekly roundup from the Arizona Fall League.
Back at it again; this is the third installment of the Arizona Fall League weekly roundup. It’s a great chance to check on the Detroit Tigers prospects who are out there in Arizona getting some fall competition under their belts with the hopes of helping them ahead of 2023.
The first week of the 2022 AFL season saw the Salt River Rafters turn to seven Detroit Tigers players, with Dillon Dingler getting his first at-bats in the second week of the AFL season. Beyond that, it brings us here, to the end of week three.
That being said, let’s dive right into it with the hitters who are trying to get the bats going for the Rafters, who have been abysmal so far.
Detroit Tigers position player prospects in the AFL.
Only three Tigers hitters made appearances during the third week of the AFL. It was a big week for Gage Workman, who got things back on track. After two horrendous weeks filled with punchouts, Workman was able to get the bat working for him.
He was 3-for-11, with two triples, quite the difference from his past two weeks. He was still punched out four times, but the two extra-base hits are a big time for him. Hopefully, he can keep racking up some hits and even out those fall statistics.
Workman’s 3-for-11 week has pushed him to a .129/.176/.258 line with 14 punchouts. His three hits this week brought him to four in the AFL season. A step in the right direction for a struggling Workman.
Colt Keith continues to hit. He was 4-for-12 in week three of the AFL season. He drew three walks and posted a .467 on-base percentage on the week. Another week of hitting from Keith brings him to a .344/.477/.406 slash line with two doubles and five RBI in total.
It’s been great for Keith to come back from injury and see the ball well this fall. He’s getting his reps in and continues to find barrels and prove that he is a prospect to watch moving forward within the Tigers organization. It will be interesting to see how he performs over a whole summer with the organization.
Parker Meadows is the third hitter who logged at-bats during week three of the AFL season. Meadows continued to struggle in the batters’ box. He was an abysmal 1-for-9 on the week. The only saving grace is that he only punched out twice, so he’s putting balls in play but struggling to find ways on base.
The pitiful 1-for-9 week brings him to a .184/.279/.289 with just six punchouts. So he’s been putting the ball in play all along but continues to struggle to see the ball down and earn some base hits. That’s a wrap for the Tigers hitters out west in the AFL.