Detroit Tigers: 3 prospects making a good impression early in spring training
INF Andre Lipcius
One of my personal favorite prospects in the Tigers' system, Lipcius has also homered twice already this spring. He's not even known for his power. He's more known for his on-base skills. He had a .391 OBP in the minors last year, which is likely something Scott Harris really enjoys.
It's just a few at-bats, but the power would be a nice development. He started hitting for a bit more power in the minors last season, but it wasn't anything crazy. It was a lot more doubles than homers. Still, 12 homers and 33 doubles with his on-base skills would more than suffice.
Again, his plate discipline is his money maker. He walked more than he struck out last year. Since Harris wants to build a team around controlling the strike zone, Lipcius would be a nice start in that department.
Unlike Meadows, I think he has a real shot at making the team out of camp. Ryan Kreidler is off to a rough start with both the bat and the glove, and that's his main competition. Andy Ibanez is also competing with him, but he just left for the World Baseball Classic. If he keeps hitting, the backup infielder spot could be Lipcius' spot to lose.