3 Detroit Tigers who won't make the Opening Day roster but will contribute a lot in 2023
RHP Brendan White
I really like Brendan White. He has one of the best sliders in the organization. He fills up the strike zone. The Detroit Tigers protected him from last year's Rule 5 Draft for a reason. He's going to pitch for them this season, but probably not out of spring training.
He has struggled a bit with his command. He's been a little erratic at times. At just 24 years old and not having pitched above Double-A, the Tigers can afford to be patient with him and let him iron out the kinks.
There's no question he'll get to pitch for the Detroit Tigers at some point in 2023. His stuff is too good for him to be down in the minors for too long. If he gets off to a good start or if there's an injury in the bullpen, White will be among the first that gets the call, especially since he's already on the 40-man roster.