In the battle of the two №1

of the common №1 of the Detroit Tiger, Casey Mize and Spencer Thorkelson clashed during the cotton training in Comerica Park on Tuesday

Detroit Free Press

The third founder, Spencer Torkelson, is the new perspective №1 in the organization of the Detroit Tigers.

The top selection of the MLB draft in 2020 ranks as the seventh best prospect in baseball. Behind him is the right hand of Casey Mize – number 1 in the 2018 tournament – in eighth place overall.

The Tigers have five prospects in the MLB Pipeline’s top 100 list and the best farming system in the league with Torkelson, Mize, right-wing Matt Manning (№ 26), outfielder Riley Green (№ 33) and left-hander Tariq Scoobal (№ 51). .

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While the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres lead with six top-100 prospects each, Detroit has the most prospective points at 380. That’s 41 points more than second-placed Padres, followed by the Seattle Mariners (329), the Chicago White Sox (317) ), Atlanta Browns (285), Tampa Bay Flight (257), Marlins (250), Los Angeles Dodgers (228), Kansas City Royals (227) and Baltimore Orioles (215).

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Prospectus points are awarded for the places where players from each team are ranked. For example, Torkelson scored 93 points at number 7, while Scoobal won the Tigers 49 points at № 51.

These are the 10 best prospects according to MLB Pipeline.

  1. Wander Franco (SS), Tampa Bay Rays
  2. Gavin Lux (SS / 2B), Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Louis Robert (OF), Chicago White Sox
  4. Adley Rutschman (C), Baltimore Orioles
  5. MacKenzie Gore (LHP), San Diego Padres
  6. Joe Adele (OF), Los Angeles Angels
  7. Spencer Torkelson (3B / 1B), Detroit Tigers
  8. Casey Mize (RHP), Detroit Tigers
  9. Nate Pearson (RHP), Toronto Blue Jays
  10. Royce Lewis (SS), Minnesota Gemini

With a scout scale of 20 to 80 (50 represents the MLB average), Torkelson is one of the three prospects with the highest power (65), while Mize registers with a splitter with 70 and 60 rankings. Manning’s curved ball is ranked 60th overall.

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Here are five more Detroit prospects on the list.

3B / 1B Spencer Torcleson

Age: 20.

Get: MLB 2020 Project, № 1 overall.

The highest level: Arizona (three years).

Statistics for 2019 (in the state of Arizona): 57 G, .351 cf., 23 HR, 66 RBI, .446 OBP, .707 SLG, 41 BB, 45 SO for Sun Devils.

Estimated arrival: 2022

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RHP Casey Tables

Age: 23.

Get: MLB Project 2018, № 1 in general.

The highest level: Double Erie.

Statistics for 2019: 8-3, 2.55 ERA, 0.942 WHIP, 106 SO, 23 BB, 109⅓ passes, 21 starts for High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie.

Estimated arrival: 2020

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RHP Matt Manning

Age: 22.

Get: MLB Project for 2016, № 9 overall.

The highest level: Double Erie.

Statistics for 2019: 11-5, 2.56 ERA, 0.980 WHIP, 184 SO, 38 BB, 133⅔ passes, 24 starts for Double-A Erie.

Estimated arrival: 2020

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Age: 19

Get: MLB Project 2019, №5 overall.

The highest level: Single-A West Michigan.

Statistics for 2019: 57 G, .271 cf., 3 3B, 5 HR, 28 RBI, .348 OBP, .403 SLG, 22 BB, 63 SO for Single-A (SS) Norwich and Single-A West Michigan.

Estimated arrival: 2022

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LHP Tarik Skubal

Age: 23.

Get: MLB Project 2018, № 225 overall (9th round).

The highest level: Double Erie.

Statistics for 2019: 6-8, 2.42 ERA, 1,011 WHIP, 179 SO, 37 BB, 122⅔ passes, 24 starts for High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie.

Estimated arrival: 2021

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Evan Petzold is an intern in sports reporting in the free press in Detroit. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold.