Detroit Tigers Prospects: Arizona Fall League Weekly Roundup (10/24-10/29)

Oct 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detroit Tigers infielder Colt Keith plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detroit Tigers infielder Colt Keith plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Joey Wentz
Oct 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher Joey Wentz plays for the Salt River Rafters during an Arizona Fall League baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers Pitching Prospects in the AFL…

Unfortunately, the Detroit Tigers pitching prospect AFL updates will get pretty dull as the weeks go on. While the standard protocol was to fill readers in on southpaw Joey Wentz and his latest outing of scoreless baseball, that will change.

He did not pitch in the last week, and Tigers writer Lynn Henning noted in a tweet that Wentz was sent home after his first three dominant outings.

Wentz finishes with three starts and 12 total innings of scoreless baseball. He allowed just two hits, walked four, and punched out 14 opposing hitters. A heck of a performance in the AFL for Wentz, who will hope to take this success into 2023.

On the flip side, Matt Walker has also been off the mound for another week. Walker has pitched in just two starts for the Rafters, both of which did not go well. He’s got a 13.50 ERA over just 4.2 innings of work. However, two Tigers pitchers did throw within the last week.

Tyler Mattison made two appearances last week, totaling 3.1 innings of scoreless work, and allowing just one hit. He walked only one, punching out five opposing hitters. He continues to find success this fall and piece together good outing after good outing. Mattison has an 0.96 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over his eight outings. He finishes second on the team in the ERA rankings, behind Wentz. Mattison has logged 9.1 innings total with 14 total strikeouts.

Jack Anderson added another scoreless inning to his AFL resume. It was a good bounce back for Anderson, who saw his stats take a major hit after his rough week three performance. He’s now pitched to a 5.14 ERA over seven innings of work.