Tigers top prospect hits not one, but two home runs in MLB Spring Breakout game

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The Inaugural MLB Spring Breakout game was played today, where top prospects from both the Tigers and Phillies joined forces and took each other on in a battle of the farm systems. The Tigers won the game, 5-1, but that's not what's important here. What's important is that some of the games top young talent was on display.

The Tigers saw several of their top prospects play in this game. Max Clark, MLB Pipeline's top Tigers prospect, as well as our third-ranked Tigers prospect, hit leadoff for the Tigers. He walked and stole a base in this one. Justice Bigbie had a single in the first inning.

Ty Madden pitched in this game, and while he got off to a good start, he walked the bases loaded in his final inning of work. Adam Wolf came on to induce an inning-ending double play to get out of the jam.

But the prospect who impressed the most, hands down, had to be Jace Jung. Jung, our No. 5 prospect in the Tigers system, had a monster day at the plate, clubbing two home runs. The first one was a bit wind-aided, but he got all of the second one.

The first homer was off top 50 prospect Mick Abel, which is a good sign. What's an even better sign is that both of the pitches he went yard on were mistakes that he didn't miss. That's a sign of a good hitter, no matter what level of baseball you're playing.

We also got to see a lot of Tigers prospects we ordinarily don't hear much about. Troy Melton pitched a scoreless inning in relief. He's ranked No. 13 on our list. There was also Josue Briceno, our No. 23 ranked prospect, hitting a 111.7 mph double off a hanger from Abel. Briceno is just 19 years old, and it sounds like he's been impressing Tigers brass.

One more highlight is Dillon Dingler, not necessarily for his bat, but for his glove. He threw out two would-be base stealers in this one, and both throws were right on the money.

This was a really fun event as spring training begins to wind down. It's hard to believe that Opening Day is less than two weeks away, but that is indeed the case. It was really cool to see a bunch of top prospects from two organizations come together and play against each other. Hopefully this sticks, and we can see this event continue to grow.