These 3 Tigers pitchers have seen huge upticks in velocity in spring training

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Wilmer Flores

The only prospect to make an appearance on this list, Flores averaged just 92.8 mph in Double-A last season, a sharp decline from 2022. He just wasn't as good last season, and that was a huge reason why. In his first spring training outing, Flores came out guns-a-blazing, throwing 99 mph consistently. Welcome back, Wilmer.

Apparently this is something Flores has been working toward. In an article from's Jason Beck, Flores said he's been trying to get his velocity back up, among other adjustments.

Flores was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster this offseason. The team clearly still believes in him. A.J. Hinch even said in the article above that Flores is closer than he realizes. The talent, the makeup, the size, the stuff — it's all there. Now it's about finding the consistency he had in 2022.

Flores may not be a starter long term, but he could easily be a dynamite reliever. We can't wait to see what else he has in store for us this spring.