Detroit Tigers: Arizona Fall League Season Roundup
Here’s how Detroit Tigers hitting prospects fared in the 2022 AFL season
The Detroit Tigers had four prospects who logged at-bats and played games during the 2022 AFL season. Things got cut short for Dillon Dingler, who only had a handful of games played after injury kept him off the field.
Dingler logged just four games and had things cut short, as was just mentioned. The right-handed hitting catcher tallied just eight at-bats. He was 4-for-8 with four singles, also finding a way to draw four walks as well. He was punched out only two times.
For the Detroit Tigers younger of the Meadows brothers, things were not the smoothest out west. Parker Meadows played in 24 games, where he logged a total of 67 at-bats. The left-handed hitting outfielder slashed .224/.303/.433 with three doubles, a triple, and a home run to his credit.
He added seven RBI to his credit with seven walks and 16 strikeouts on his season line for the Rafters. It was not the smoothest of roads for Meadows, whose hitting has yet to come around. The ceiling for Meadows is incredibly high and was even higher, but the tools have yet to really come around at higher levels of competition.
Another bit of worrisome news for Detroit Tigers fans is Gage Workman‘s 2022 AFL season. Workman collected 57 at-bats over his 24 games played. He slashed only .193/.230/.386 with a double, two triples, and two home runs. He had an ultra-hot week during the season, but it was no match for the downside of his performance.
Workman struck out in 24 of his at-bats while drawing just three walks. He was punched out in 42% of his at-bats during the 2022 AFL season. The big issue Workman had this season was his strikeout woes. He hoped he would work on this in the fall, but that did not happen.
Saving the best for last, Colt Keith posted the best offensive numbers among the players who actually logged significant playing time. Keith played in 19 games where he accumulated 61 at-bats, slashing .344/.463/.541 with three doubles and three home runs.
He drew 16 walks and was punched out 16 times during the 2022 AFL season. After a summer with injury and plenty of missed time, he was able to get exactly what he needed out of his time out west.