MLB Pipeline has updated their prospect rankings for all 30 teams. The Detroit Tigers saw quite a few changes to their rankings.
The new updates reflect in-season performance and the recent 2023 MLB Draft. You can definitely see this in new rankings for the Tigers, who have several new faces.
New additions to the list include RHP Sawyer Gipson-Long (No. 19), OF Justice Bigbie (No. 21), RHP Keider Montero (No. 26), and INF Eddys Leonard (No. 29). The first three have all had great seasons, while Leonard was recently acquired in a trade with the Dodgers.
Many of the Tigers top draft picks were added to the list as well, including INF Kevin McGonigle (No. 5), LHP Paul Wilson (No. 13), INF Max Anderson (No. 14) and INF Carson Rucker (No. 23).
You may be there's someone missing. That's because the No. 1 prospect in the Tigers farm system according to MLB Pipeline is...OF Max Clark, who was taken third overall in last month's draft.
It makes sense. Clark is a high draft pick with a high ceiling. He's off to a very good start in rookie ball as well.
INF Colt Keith is No. 2 on their list, followed by RHP Jackson Jobe at 3, 2B Jace Jung at 4, and McGonigle at 5.
Pipeline updated their top 100 list as well. Four Tigers prospects made the list: Clark (15), Keith (26), Jobe (59), and Jung (72). For the full top 100 list, click here.
Pipeline's lists are always a bit questionable. Some might say Keith should be No. 1, which I personally wouldn't argue with. He's much closer to the big leagues than Clark, and we have a much better idea of the kind of player he's going to be.
Seeing Bigbie and Montero make the list was nice to see, though I think they should both be a bit higher. Montero was just promoted to Triple-A, and Bigbie has raked at two different levels this season.
The only one I think is too high is Dillon Dingler at No. 11. He's not much of a prospect anymore. He can't get out of Double-A. He still swings and misses way too much. It's unfortunate, because he plays good defense behind the plate and he's a good athlete, but it just doesn't look like he's going to hit enough to even make the big league at this point.
For the full MLB Pipeline Detroit Tigers prospect list, click here.