Detroit Tigers: 2020 Player pool roster full of organization’s top prospects

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The Detroit Tigers have announced their near 60-man roster as the deadline rolled past on Sunday, June 29th.

The deadline for Major League Baseball teams to submit their 60-man rosters for the 2020 big league season has come and gone, and the Detroit Tigers have announced their roster. They left a few spots open, one of them will presumably be for first overall selection, Spencer Torkelson.

The organization has yet to come to an agreement with Torkelson but once signed; he is expected to join the Tigers 58 names, which were submitted on Sunday. With two open spots, it leaves some room. Torkelson will likely snag one of those spots, but the other fifty-eight spots have lots of prospects.

The organization has seemed to embody the development mentality, which is excellent, adding prospects to the sixty man roster to ensure that they get a chance to play some sort of developmental ball during the 2020 season.

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The Tigers added some of the big-name prospects to the pitching staff, which was great to see for the future of this organization.

It will allow these pitchers to stay fresh and continue to get work in and develop at the ongoing training camp for the 2020 big league season.

Some of the names that stick out are:

  • Sergio Alcantara, INF
  • Beau Burrows, RHP
  • Daz Cameron, OF
  • Anthony Castro, RHP
  • Dillon Dingler, C
  • Alex Faedo, RHP
  • Riley Greene, OF
  • Derek Hill, OF
  • Matt Manning, RHP
  • Casey Mize, RHP
  • Isaac Paredes, INF
  • Franklin Perez, RHP
  • Tarik Skubal, LHP

It seems that General Manager (GM) Al Avila opted to allow the “top prospects” in the organization to get a chance to keep working on their craft as a part of this 60-man roster. This year is not going to be normal, and it presents a unique opportunity that they seem to be capitalizing on.

Obviously, all of the prospects listed above are not going to be making big league appearances this season, but some may earn their shot to show their stuff against big-league talent. Even if some of these pitchers only make a start or two, it should be considered a positive for this organization.

Knowing how the organization works, opting to let the minor leaguers fester and take longer than may be necessary for the minors is just normal for the Tigers farm system. This allows them to speed this process up, at least minimally.

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The 60-man roster announcement has brought some good news to the Detroit Tigers organization in a time when good news is quite scarce.