3 prospects likely to debut with the Detroit Tigers in 2023
OF Parker Meadows
The younger brother of Tigers' OF Austin Meadows, Parker re-established himself as a prospect to watch for the Detroit Tigers in 2022. Something finally seemed to click for him.
He started making more contact, hitting for more power, walking more, and striking out less. He's always had great speed thanks to his height and long strides, and that was still the case in 2022 with 17 stolen bases in Double-A. Because of his speed, he's projected as a centerfielder long term.
The one question he still has to answer is can he hit lefties? He hits righties pretty well, but still struggles against same-handed pitching. His success and role at the major league level will probably be determined by how much he improves in that area.
Meadows will probably start the 2023 season in Triple-A after spending most of the 2022 season in Double-A. If he picks up where left off last season, he should get the call sometime over the summer.