The Detroit Tigers' most coveted prospects in trade

Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe throws live batting practice during spring training
Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Jackson Jobe throws live batting practice during spring training / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Honorable Mention

These players would be nice compliments to any deal and perhaps just missed the list, but would still hold some value in trade discussions:

1. Roberto Campos

Tigers prospects Roberto Campos, left, and Eric De La Rosa take a break during spring training Minor
Tigers prospects Roberto Campos, left, and Eric De La Rosa take a break during spring training Minor / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

Campos was a bit of a mystery man for the Detroit Tigers before his signing--while he shows the ability to barrel the ball and has some strike zone awareness, many have wondered where the power is--just five home runs in 112 games for Lakeland in 2022.

2. Ty Madden

Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Ty Madden warms up before throwing live batting practice during
Detroit Tigers pitching prospect Ty Madden warms up before throwing live batting practice during / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

The compensatory pick in 2021 had an excellent debut season in pro ball--a 3.01 ERA while striking out 133 in 122.2 innings between West Michigan and Erie. He lights up radar guns, hitting 99 several times throughout the season, too. He's arguably the most valuable of this bunch.

3. Izaac Pacheco

Detroit Tigers prospect Izaac Pacheco waits to take batting practice during spring training minor
Detroit Tigers prospect Izaac Pacheco waits to take batting practice during spring training minor / Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

2022 was a bit of a mixed bag for Pacheco--playing well for Lakeland and then struggling following a brief promotion to West Michigan. Still, his 3 home runs in just 18 games in High-A and his age (20) make him an intriguing option to opposing clubs.

4. Reese Olson

Erie SeaWolves starting pitcher Reese Olson throws against the Reading Fightin' Phils at UPMC Park
Erie SeaWolves starting pitcher Reese Olson throws against the Reading Fightin' Phils at UPMC Park / GREG WOHLFORD/ERIE TIMES-NEWS / USA

Strikeouts, anyone? Reese Olson was a strikeout machine for the Erie Seawolves in 2022--stockpiling 168 punchouts in just 119 innings of work. Many feel Olson is ultimately destined for a relief role at the highest levels, but he'll get every chance to prove he can't start until then.

5. Jace Jung

Cody Masters, Jace Jung
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It's a small 30-game sample, but early reports on the former first round pick were a bit uninspiring for a 12th overall selection in the 2022 draft. Jung, however, was coming off a year in which he hit .335 for Texas Tech and could be a nice pick up for a team that feels they can improve upon his short .232/.373/.333 line in pro ball.

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