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Forget last year: Erie wins its first EL crown

Hurter, Holton help SeaWolves cap their perfect postseason run
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Last season was bittersweet for Detroit's Double-A affiliate. The Erie SeaWolves made it to the Eastern League Championship Series, but were no-hit in a winner-take-all Game 3 15-0 loss to the Somerset Patriots. This season was a completely different story. Erie won all four of its playoff games, capping the

Jobe puts six zeros on board in SeaWolves debut

Tigers' top pitching prospect scatters four hits and strikes out six
September 17, 2023

Facing Double-A hitters for the first time, Jackson Jobe put together arguably the best start of his pro career so far. The Tigers’ top pitching prospect scattered four hits over six scoreless innings, fanning six without issuing a walk in Erie's 1-0 loss to Richmond on Sunday at UPMC Park.

Lakeland clinches '23 playoff spot, will face Clearwater

Flying Tigers will take on Clearwater Threshers on Tuesday, Sept. 12
September 11, 2023

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Erie's Jung doubles up on dingers in two straight

Tigers' No. 4 prospect racks up fifth multihomer game of season
September 7, 2023

It's safe to say Jace Jung is in the zone. MLB's No. 68 overall prospect launched two homers for the second straight game for Double-A Erie during Wednesday's 5-4 loss in 10 innings to Somerset at TD Bank Ballpark. Jung plated three runs a night after setting a career high

Road to The Show™: Prospects' postseason push

Holliday, Salas among biggest names impacting playoff picture
August 29, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. While many clubs are battling for the final postseason spots, others have already booked their playoff tickets with

SeaWolves honor local food in alternate identity

Tigers affiliate plays as Pepperoni Balls on "Erie-est Weekend"
August 16, 2023

What’s your favorite ballpark snack? A hot dog? Pizza? A helmet full of nachos? Well, Detroit's Double-A affiliate has a savory treat that may have them all beat -- pepperoni balls. While that might sound like something found on a charcuterie board, that’s hardly the extent of the Erie delicacy.

The Road to The Show™: Tigers’ Keith

No. 26 overall prospect among the Minors’ fastest-risers in '23
August 15, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at Tigers second-ranked prospect Colt Keith. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. After destroying Eastern League pitching during the first half

The best of the Tigers' Minor League ballparks

Explore Detroit's farm system through four full-season stadiums
August 14, 2023

The Minor League Ballpark Guides series presented by Wyndham brings all the most fun features of Minors ballparks across America (and one in Canada!) onto your desktop, tablet or mobile device, whether you're interested in taking a virtual tour from where you sit or planning a trip to catch some

Well, this is new: Clark wallops his first walk-off HR

No. 3 overall pick quickly finding groove as he starts Tigers' career
August 8, 2023

For all of the accolades that Max Clark accumulated throughout a storied high school career that featured three Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year honors, one national Gatorade Player of the Year honor and a gold medal with Team USA on the 18U squad, he needed to wait until his

Dam Breakers, Shantymen get back to nature

West Michigan, Wisconsin lean into fan appreciation for outdoors
August 8, 2023

Teams in the Midwest League share one thing beyond geography -- fan bases with a passion for the outdoors. Two such High-A clubs showed off their natural sides with alternate identities on July 29, as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers became the Lake Winnebago Shantymen and the West Michigan Whitecaps played

Jace Jung's bat acclimating quickly to Erie

MLB's No. 57 prospect homers twice in sixth Double-A game
July 30, 2023

Jace Jung is making this Double-A thing look easy. The Tigers’ No. 2 prospect has only been at the level less than a week, but he’s been flexing his power ever since arriving at Detroit’s Double-A affiliate Erie on July 25. The latest example came Sunday, when Jung belted two

Jung making good first impression with Erie

No. 2 Tigers prospect dials long distance for first Double-A homer
July 28, 2023

A bigger stage didn't seem to bother Jace Jung. The No. 2 Tigers prospect put up his first Double-A home run in just his fourth game for Erie, which fell to Akron 5-3 at UPMC Park on Friday. The whack came on an 0-1 count with a runner on, when

Erie's Gania calls no-no dotted by familiar faces

Longtime broadcaster celebrates, touches base with ex-SeaWolves
July 13, 2023

Longtime Double-A Erie SeaWolves broadcaster Greg Gania stepped into the radio broadcast booth for the Tigers last week and ended up calling a no-hitter. Filling in for Detroit radio play-by-play announcer Dan Dickerson, Gania's first time covering an entire big league series wound up including a momentous occasion, the first

Keith quickly gets first Triple-A HR out of the way

Top Tigers prospect reaches base five times in Mud Hens debut
June 29, 2023

Wherever Colt Keith goes, he mashes. And if anyone needed more proof of that, look no further than his first game with Triple-A Toledo. Just two pitches into his first at-bat after being promoted from Double-A Erie, MLB’s No. 42 prospect clobbered a 425-foot homer to straightaway center. He went

SeaWolves' Keith comes to a four-gone conclusion

Second-ranked Tigers prospect goes deep in fourth straight game
June 17, 2023

Up until high school, Colt Keith was supposed to be a wrestler. His dad wrestled in college and Keith was well on his way to following in his father's footsteps. If baseball was Keith’s second sport, it’s hard to imagine how dominant he must have been at wrestling. The No.

With two more homers, there's no stopping Jung

Top Tigers prospect collects three XBH in same game for first time
June 9, 2023

If you looked up “ridiculous” in the dictionary, there’s a good chance that Jace Jung’s June numbers would be part of the definition. To say the top Tigers prospect has been on a tear lately would be an understatement. In eight games this month, Jung is slashing .485/.526/.848 with more

The Road to The Show™: Who’s up next?

Reds' De La Cruz, Mets' Mauricio knocking on door to Majors
May 30, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. For top prospects throughout the Minors, two months of play can go a long way toward revealing which

History made: Keith does what nobody else has

Tigers prospect cycles, homers twice on 6-hit, 7-RBI night for Erie
May 17, 2023

Colt Keith put on an offensive performance for Double-A Erie on Tuesday that just might make someone look at the box score twice to make sure their eyes aren't playing tricks on them. The No. 87 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline smacked two home runs in four innings, then he

The Road to The Show™: Tigers’ Flores

No. 85 overall prospect making a name for himself on the mound
May 9, 2023

Each week, profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at third-ranked Tigers prospect Wilmer Flores. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. It seems like only a matter of time before

Whitecaps master calling at-bat, golf style

Broadcaster Hasty transports Whitecaps fans to Augusta on the air
April 9, 2023

While the Minor League season got fully underway this weekend, many in the sports world turned their attention to Georgia to watch golf’s finest compete in the Masters. West Michigan broadcasters Dan Hasty and Nate Wangler decided to bring a bit of the green to the baseball diamond. Complete with

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,