SP Brant Hurter
The Detroit Tigers have not had a lot of success in the pitching department in the minor leagues this season. Most of their pitching prospects have either gotten hurt or have underperformed. But one prospect who has continued to perform well is LHP Brant Hurter.
Hurter was drafted in the seventh round in 2021 out of Georgia Tech. He was teammates with fellow Tigers prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy in college.
He has performed well at every level of the minors so far. In 2023 in Double-A, he's got a 2.45 ERA in 12 starts while striking out almost 11 batters per nine. Combined with last year, he's pitched 68.2 innings in Erie.
Hurter has been a pleasant mid-round surprise. He's a big guy at 6-6, 250, so he's an imposing figure out there on the mound. He's got good command and a plus slider. He's been great so far this year.
Hurter has earned a trip to Toledo in the near future, and who knows? With all the injuries the Tigers have had in their rotation, he could be needed in Detroit at some point this year. But let's hope it doesn't come to that.