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Alvarez returning to manage Tigers' FCL affiliate in 2023

Luckert, Bredeson, Paniagua named to FCL Tigers' field staff
February 22, 2023

Mike Alvarez will return to manage the Tigers' rookie-level affiliate in 2023 after the organization finalized its Minor League coaching staffs. Alvarez managed the Tigers' Florida Complex League squad to an 18-37 record in 2022 after serving as the team's skipper in 2021. He'll be joined in the dugout by

Tigers' Carpenter, Meadows reach new heights

Slugging outfielders help power Detroit's development machine
November 11, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2022 Organization All-Stars series are the Detroit Tigers. 2022 Organization Summary Triple-A Toledo: 87-63 Double-A

The Road to The Show™: Tigers righty Jobe

No. 38 overall prospect flashes elite potential in first pro season
October 11, 2022

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Tigers prospect Jackson Jobe. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. There was a clear priority for Jackson Jobe coming

Field general: Rosoff goes from Army to Erie

West Point graduate balances careers in baseball, military
September 21, 2022

ERIE, Penn. -- When Double-A Erie catcher Jon Rosoff steps to the plate at UPMC Park, an Army running cadence song plays over the PA. This anomalous walk-up music, more evocative of boot camp than ballgame, encapsulates Rosoff's dual existence. Since signing with the Tigers organization in 2018, he's balanced

Yes to Yaya: Erie embraces energetic reliever 

SeaWolves' Chentouf an extroverted, exuberant fan favorite
September 16, 2022

ERIE, Penn. -- Yasin Chentouf, a bearded, long-haired and compactly built SeaWolves relief pitcher, has always had a gift for gab. It's just who he is. This propensity for loquaciousness resulted in his nickname, which he's had for the entirety of his baseball career: Yaya. "My first year playing baseball,

Erie Offense Backs Olson in Historic Game

September 8, 2022

The Erie SeaWolves' offense came alive on Thursday at UPMC with a 9-2 victory over the Altoona Curve, thus staying in first place with nine regular-season games remaining. Reese Olson began his outing by etching his name into the history books. He struck out the first batter he faced in

A groundout that must be seen to believed

Cleveland farmhand delivers a highlight-reel at-bat for Columbus
August 17, 2022

Let's just say Ernie Clement is not a name earthworms and other dirt-loving creatures will speak fondly of. The play will go down as a "2-unassisted putout" in the scorebook, but his first at-bat groundout was anything but normal in Triple-A Columbus' 4-0 loss to Toledo. Leading off the home

Prospect Q&A: Tigers right-hander Madden

Detroit’s No. 5 prospect discusses pro routines, adding a cutter
June 24, 2022

Ty Madden’s slide in last year’s Draft seems to have been a boon for the Tigers. Detroit’s fifth-ranked prospect was viewed as a top-10 Draft talent by MLB Pipeline after posting a 2.59 ERA over his college career at the University of Texas, but he slid to the competitive balance

Breakout candidate: Tigers infielder Workman

Detroit’s No. 14 prospect piled up extra-base hits in Minors debut
February 15, 2022's Breakout Candidate series spotlights players who could garner some serious attention in 2022. Here's a look at Tigers’ No. 14 prospect Gage Workman. As Detroit nears the end of its rebuild, Gage Workman may become an important part of its contender stage. The 22-year-old posted some of the most

Torkelson, Greene earn stripes for Tigers

Near-ready Top 100 prospects giving Detroit hope on horizon
November 12, 2021

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Matters could be at a turning point in the Motor City. It's no

The Show Before the Show: Episode 331

Toledo front office combines work with Mud Hens, Walleye
October 29, 2021

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Rivera Hits 21st in Record-Setting Win

Rivera launched a two-run home run to tie the Whitecaps franchise record set by Kelly Hunt in 2004
September 19, 2021

LANSING, MI – The West Michigan Whitecaps closed the 2021 regular season by breaking records and tying others as part of a 19-4 blowout victory over the Lansing Lugnuts in front of 4,025 fans at Jackson Field on Sunday afternoon. Infielder Rey Rivera launched a two-run home run to tie

Erie's Policelli finds calling as a jack of all trades

Tigers prospect is using super utility role as a beeline to the Majors
August 30, 2021

Labeled a super utility player in the Minors may not conjure up images of future big league stardom, but those within the game know better. For most prospects, a path to the Majors is rarely linear. That includes Brady Policelli, who embraced a suggestion from a former manager to carve

SeaWolves Steamroll Curve in Doubleheader Sweep

Greene, Kreidler, Torkelson all go deep for Erie
August 12, 2021

The Erie SeaWolves swept a doubleheader for the first time this season, steamrolling the Altoona Curve 15-1 in the first game, and earning a 6-0 shutout in the nightcap. Erie scored 10 runs in the third inning of game one, and matched a season-high five home runs from the offense

Scouting report: Tigers' Spencer Torkelson

No. 3 overall prospect will begin his pro career back at third base
April 20, 2021 introduces a new series spotlighting players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at top Tigers prospect Spencer Torkelson. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here.

Toolshed: Spring Training camps to watch

Ten groups worth following as top prospects showcase talents
February 24, 2021

Pitchers and catchers have been in Arizona and Florida a while. Position players have officially joined them in earnest. Look around you. It's decidedly spring. To celebrate the official opening of Spring Training and return of full-squad workouts, Toolshed presents 10 camps across the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues that prospect

Winter ball roundup: Mexican Pacific League

Tigers prospect Paredes rides showing to Caribbean Series berth
February 3, 2021

Without a Minor League season in 2020, top prospects headed to various locations across the globe for offseason work. Over the next few weeks, will look at the highlights from winter ball seasons worldwide. First up was the Dominican Winter League, now the Mexican Pacific League. Season summary The

2021 Prospect Projections: AL Central rookies

White Sox prepared to pounce again with a little prospect help
January 27, 2021

This is the third in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for

Faedo to undergo Tommy John surgery

Tigers No. 10 prospect will have elbow ligament replaced
December 19, 2020

Casey Mize's Major League debut marked the beginning of a new era in Detroit. But it will take some time before the next wave fully takes over Comerica Park. Tigers No. 10 prospect Alex Faedo will undergo Tommy John surgery later this month to repair a tear in the ulnar

The Road to The Show™: Matt Manning

2016 first-rounder could be gem of Tigers' pitching posse
November 16, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Detroit Tigers right-hander Matt Manning. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

State of the System: Detroit Tigers

Torkelson leads next wave while Mize brings rebuild to Majors
October 19, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Tigers missed the playoffs for the

Tigers shut down Manning, Faedo for season

Detroit pitching prospects dealing with forearm strains, says GM
August 27, 2020

Two of the Tigers' top pitching prospects, Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal, have been able to show their stuff on the Major League stage this season. Unfortunately, two others won't get that opportunity. Detroit has shut down No. 3 prospect Matt Manning and No. 10 Alex Faedo after both suffered

Tigers promoting Mize, Skubal for MLB debuts

Detroit summoning Top-100 prospects, Paredes to help big club
August 17, 2020

The welcome wagon is about to kick into overdrive in the Motor City. The Tigers are promoting No. 2 prospect Casey Mize, No. 5 Tarik Skubal and No. 6 Isaac Paredes to the Major Leagues this week, the club announced Monday. Paredes is joining the club today as fellow infielder

The Road to The Show™: Tarik Skubal

Strikeouts pave path to Motown for Tigers No. 4 prospect
August 3, 2020

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. In a world in which the

Waful left lasting impression in Central New York

Lifelong Syracuse resident, former team president was a local icon
July 29, 2020

It was a life well lived and one that touched tens of thousands in the Syracuse area. When Don Waful died last September at the age of 103, he left a legacy of charity, friendship and charm that will far supersede his century on this Earth. Born in Newark, New