Jan 31, 2017, 9:00am EST
March 3, 2017
5 Tigers sleeper prospects to watch
These five players just missed the cut in our prospect rankings, but are worth your attention this season.
March 2, 2017
BYB Prospect #25: Jairo Labourt
Labourt has the potential to be a star, but his command is a big problem.
February 28, 2017
BYB Prospect #23: Jacob Robson
Nicknamed “The Maple Hammer,” the Windsor native is a prototypical leadoff hitter in the making.
February 27, 2017
BYB Prospect #22: RHP Adam Ravenelle
The Tigers seem to be enamored with Ravenelle, another Vanderbilt product in their farm system.
February 26, 2017
BYB Prospect #21: Jack O’Loughlin
O’Loughlin is a long way from the majors, but is already making waves as a teenager.
February 25, 2017
BYB Prospect #20: Myles Jaye
He’s not flashy, but decent command and four pitches make Jaye a useful spot starter.
February 24, 2017
BYB Prospect #19: Drew Smith
A high-octane righthander with command issues, Smith is a prototypical Tigers pitching prospect.
February 23, 2017
BYB Prospect #18: Mark Ecker
Ecker is a polished reliever that could move fast through the Tigers’ system.
February 21, 2017
BYB Prospect #17: Arvicent Perez
Perez dominated Single-A West Michigan in his third year at that level.
February 20, 2017
BYB Prospect #16: Sandy Baez
The righthander was the only player protected from the Rule 5 draft this offseason.
February 19, 2017
BYB Prospect #15: Dixon Machado
The slick young shortstop will either play or seek greener pastures by April.
February 18, 2017
BYB Prospect #14: Kevin Ziomek
Thoracic outlet syndrome ended Ziomek’s 2016 season, but he appears on track to begin his comeback.
February 17, 2017
BYB Prospect #13: Grayson Greiner
After a disaster of a year in 2015, Greiner managed to put together his best professional season yet in 2016.
February 16, 2017
BYB Prospect #12: Hector Martinez
The young second baseman is arguably the Tigers’ biggest sleeper prospect.
February 14, 2017
BYB Prospect #11: Derek Hill
The Tigers broke the mold in 2014 when they drafted Hill, but he is tilting sharply bust-ward.
February 10, 2017
BYB Prospect #10: Spencer Turnbull
The big righthander didn’t have much of a 2016 season due to a shoulder injury.
February 9, 2017
BYB Prospect #9: Mike Gerber
Gerber looked a little more human in 2016, but will be a useful part of the Tigers’ outfield in the near future.
February 8, 2017
BYB Prospect #8: Kyle Funkhouser
Funkhouser could be a funky fresh find for the Tigers after his draft stock fell last year.
February 7, 2017
BYB Prospect #7: Jose Azocar
There is a lot to like about the speedy outfielder, but he is still a long way from reaching the major leagues.
February 6, 2017
BYB Prospect #6: Tyler Alexander
Alexander needs a little more polish, but is very close to being able to contribute as a major leaguer.
February 5, 2017
BYB Prospect #5: Joe Jimenez
Big Joe is almost to the major leagues, and that’s a very good thing for the Tigers.
February 4, 2017
BYB Prospect #4: JaCoby Jones
Jones is a high-risk, high-reward player on the cusp of the big leagues.
February 3, 2017
BYB Prospect #3: Christin Stewart
The slugging outfielder found his power in 2016 and is in position to have another good year.
February 2, 2017
BYB prospect No. 2: RHP Beau Burrows
The Tigers’ 2015 first-rounder had a bit of a down year, but he is still one of the team’s finest prospects.
February 1, 2017
BYB Prospect #1: RHP Matt Manning
The Tigers’ first round pick in 2016 is dripping with talent, but only time will tell if he can deliver.