Look for these Detroit Tigers prospects to stand out in the inaugural Spring Breakout Game

Detroit Tigers outfielder prospect Max Clark works out during spring training at TigerTown in
Detroit Tigers outfielder prospect Max Clark works out during spring training at TigerTown in / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

On Thursday morning, MLB.com released the rosters for the inaugural Spring Breakout game, with the Tigers set to face the Phillies on March 16. The four-day event, running from March 14-17, will feature 16 exhibition games showcasing the best prospects from organizations across the league.

What will make this event a blast to watch is the opportunity to see the Tigers' top prospects from all four minor league affiliates in live action. During spring training, they are usually on the backfields in Lakeland. The game will be televised on MLB.TV, MLB.com, the MLB App, a Tigers.com video webcast, and ESPN+ Gameday, starting at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Let's start with the pitchers who will be on the roster.

1. RHP Wilmer Flores and RHP Troy Melton

Flores, who has been pitching out of the bullpen, has flashed 98-99 on the radar gun this spring as he looks to get back to 2022 form in which he struck out 130 in 103.1 innings pitched with similar velocity. Melton is a fast rising arm among prospect circles and is looking to bounce back after an injury ended his season at West Michigan.

2. RHP: Ty Madden, RJ Petit, and Max Alba

Ty Madden, coming off a strong second half of the season in Double-A Erie in 2023, has been impressive in camp so far. In his last outing, he struck out three, showing good command of his fastball and curve.

3. LHP: Brant Hurter, Andrew Magno, Jake Higginbotham and Adam Wolf

Tigers manager A.J.Hinch is a fan of Hurter and spoke about him glowly in camp after a strong 2023 season in Double-A.

One name that stands out that isn't on the list is the Tigers top pitching prospect Jackson Jobe. As of right now, there is no explanation but from all accounts, he has been healthy but fans were looking forward to seeing him play.

The rest of the roster looks like this:

Catchers: Dillon Dingler, Josue Briceno, Eliezer Alfonzo

Infield: Jace Jung, Kevin McGonigle, Hao-Yu Lee, Max Anderson, Wenceel Perez, Cristian Santana, Trei Cruz, Luke Gold, Jake Holton.

Outfield: Max Clark, Justice Bigbie, Roberto Campos, Brady Allen, Brett Callahan and Seth Stephenson.

This will be the first opportunity to see the new swing mechanics of Max Clark, and it may also be the first time that fans will get to see him play. It seems that MLB is finally acknowledging that fans would like to see the young talent of the future and Detroit looks to show off a farm system that continues to get deeper each season.

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