3 Tigers prospects who have already been told they won't make the Opening Day roster, 2 who still have a chance

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The Detroit Tigers have played a few spring training games, and there have already been a few standouts — as well as a few lowlights. Weirdly enough, the hitting appears to be ahead of the pitching early on in camp, when it's usually the other way around.

For most Tigers fans, all eyes are on the prospects. They want to see what the top players in the Tigers farm system can do, and it's hard to blame them. We all know what Riley Greene, Spencer Torkelson, and Tarik Skubal can do, but what about the kids? What about the youngsters?

Sadly, some prospects have already been told that they will not make the Opening Day roster. Some were told that the second they showed up to camp. Others still have an outside shot, and they will get every chance to prove themselves.

Spring training is still in its early stages. We're not even out of February yet. But we already have an idea of who's still got a chance, and who's out. So without further delay, here's three Tigers prospects who have already been told they won't make the Opening Day roster, and two who still have a shot

3 Tigers prospects who have already been told they won't make the Opening Day roster: Jackson Jobe

Jobe was one of the first prospects to be informed that he won't make the team. It makes sense, but it's still a bit of a bummer, not just for fans, but for Jobe himself. If you get invited to big league camp, you assume you'll be given some kind of chance to make the team. But to be told that you won't be coming north right out of the gate has to be a tad discouraging.

But the reason it makes sense is that he's thrown six innings in Double-A. That's it. He's thrown 141.1 innings in two seasons of pro ball. He has all the talent in the world, but needs more seasoning.

One thing that was even more of a bummer was that Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reported earlier this week that Jobe may not pitch at all in Grapefruit League play. It would have been so cool to see him pitch in a televised spring training game, but now it sounds like he might not pitch in any spring training game, which is unfortunate.

I understand that they want to protect their young arm, but it would have been nice for him to get the chance to face some big league hitters. He deserves that chance, even if it goes poorly. The experience would be good for him either way.

Jobe may not make the team out of camp, but he still has a chance to reach the big leagues this season with a big year in the minors. It's going to be exciting to watch his progress this season.