Detroit Tigers: 3 reasons why the organizations rebuild is far from over

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The Detroit Tigers rebuild has become quite taxing on the fanbase, and it is far from over, take a look at three reasons why the rebuild will continue.

While the season is on pause and the Detroit Tigers are not solemnly holding onto the last place in the American League (AL) Central, the rebuild still churns on. General Manager Al Avila has been the front office leader through this long process, and he will be for the foreseeable future.

In 2019, Christopher Illitch released a statement about how he trusts in Avila’s abilities and was happy with what he had done so far. A little shocking for a team that would finish 47-114, yes, it is a rebuild, but the lack of positional depth in this organization is shocking.

Since taking over, Avila has made some trades to bring in prospects like sending off Justin Verlander for Daz Cameron, Franklin Perez, and Jake Rogers. The thing about the Tigers prospects is that they are all still on the minor league development track, especially the position players.

In recent years the organization has stocked the minor league affiliates with some more positional depth from the past few midsummer drafts. The pitching depth is on its way to the big leagues with some of the promising arms looking like they are ready to show what they have.

The issue with all of this is, none of them are ready for the full conversion to the big leagues and ready to go, offensive or defensive prospects. Dawel Lugo was called up to duel it out with Jeimer Candelario at third base, and frankly, neither of them looked very good to start the Spring.

If the rebuild were ending any time soon, players like Cameron, Parker Meadows, Isaac Paredes, and Rogers would be establishing or on the cusp of establishing roles with the big league clubs. Offensively the team is just not there yet, and the best pitchers are still not there yet either.

The Tigers do have the first overall selection in this summers draft, but they are going not going to be “saved” and brought through the rebuild by this player, it is still going to take time. If Avila is sticking around, he will have quite the task to continue through this rebuild.

So, for the time being, take a look at three reasons why the Detroit Tigers rebuild is not nearing an end, and why Al Avila is going to have his work cut out for him over the next few years.