Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (22) | 2011 (25) | 2010 (27) | 2009 (28) | 2008 (27)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [88-74] AL Central
AAA: [60-84] International League – Toledo
AA: [57-84] Eastern League – Erie
A+: [73-58] Florida State League – Lakeland
A: [72-68] Midwest League – West Michigan
A(ss): [35-40] New York-Penn League — Connecticut
Arizona Fall League Players — Mesa Solar Sox
Tyler Clark (RHP); Matt Hoffman (LHP); Luke Putkonen (RHP); James McCann (C); Aaron Westlake (1B); Nick Castellanos (OF)
Graduated Prospects of Note
Jacob Turner (RHP); Drew Smyly (LHP)
The Run Down Please, blog, may I have some more?
With a stacked roster at the big league level, it’s not necessarily debilitating to have a shallow farm system beneath it. That’s pretty much how the Tigers have managed their organization in recent years — big acquisitions in the majors, and just enough talent pouring through from the farm to fill in the gaps. With their top two prospects being outfielders, and a vacancy in the big league outfield, however, it looked like Detroit might have room in 2013 for a homegrown product to play an impact role. Then they signed Torii Hunter and that thought was toast. Still, don’t sleep on this system — it’s top heavy, but the best of it should be fantasy relevant within the next year or so.
Did you ever get flustered to the point where you never know what to say. Well that’s where I am currently. Fantasy baseball is tertiary right now; yea it’s on a a whole third level of importance as I type this. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Detroit Tigers 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2011 (25) | 2010 (27) | 2009 (28) | 2008 (27) | 2007 (14) | 2006 (13) | 2005 (29) | 2004 (22)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [95-67] AL Central
AAA: [67-77] International League – Toledo
AA: [67-75] Eastern League – Erie
A+: [64-74] Florida State League – Lakeland
A: [70-69] Midwest League – West Michigan
A(ss): [39-35] New York Penn League – Connecticut
The Run Down
2011 didn’t deplete the Tigers pipeline too terribly, as most of their top guys are still around. Dan Schlereth had a nice year out of the bullpen for the Tigers, and a few others (Sizemore, Furbush) made impacts with other big league clubs after being traded. The shuffling, though, didn’t do much to alter the complexion of the farm system. Offensively, Detroit is pretty well set for 2012. There could be a void in left field if Delmon Young signs elsewhere, but I imagine they’d try to fill that slot with an impact bat via free agency, rather than through their system. The Tigers will, however, have an opening in their starting rotation. And while it appears that top prospect Jacob Turner has a firm grip on that role, there are a number of promising starters in Detroit’s minor leagues and it isn’t fair to rule anyone out just yet. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The top 50 fantasy baseball prospects list aims to provide a list solely for fantasy baseball purposes. Due to fantasy baseball’s immediacy of statistical production, players are not necessarily ranked based on tools or projections far into the future, but instead, current production. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Detroit Tigers 2009 Minor Review
Overall farm talent ranking via Baseball America:
2009 (28) | 2008 (29) | 2007 (14) | 2006 (13) | 2005 (29) | 2004 (22)
Record of Major League Team and Affiliate
Majors: 86 – 77 (AL Central)
AAA: 73 – 70 (International League)
AA: 71 – 70 (Eastern League)
A+: 55 – 75 (Florida League)
A: 81 – 59 (Midwest League)
A(ss): 35 – 39 (New York / Pennsylvania League)
R: 29 – 30 (Gulf League)
The Run Down
As you all know, Detroit epically choked in the final week of the season. Please, blog, may I have some more?
As the season’s last week is winding down, Scouting the Unknown will be put on hold until pitchers and catchers report to camp in February. Don’t be sad. Why? Because Grey and I have devised a new article to warm your innards during the harsh winter (or if you are in the south – the brisk morning) weather. Please, blog, may I have some more?