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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Ty Madden

Madden was told he wasn't going to make the team along with Jobe. Much like Jobe, it's understandable. He spent all of last year in Double-A, and while there were things to like, there were still some issues with consistency.

Madden has the stuff to strike guys out. He struck out over 11 batters per nine last season, which is great for a starter. However, walks were a problem at times, as was the home run ball. But at the end of the day, he's still a former first-round pick, something fans seem to forget about him. He was drafted the same year as Jobe.

The Tigers are likely trying to protect him as well. He was a college arm, so he's a bit more seasoned, but he's still a young, inexperienced pitcher. He'll probably begin this season in Triple-A, so he could get a shot in Detroit this year as well. The Tigers are trying to do what they feel is best for their young starters. They seem to be pretty good at developing pitchers now. Let's give them some credit here.