Detroit Tigers news: 5 prospects named to Baseball America’s Top 100 list

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Rounding out the Detroit Tigers players who made the Top 100 list is Matt Manning and Riley Greene.

#30 Matt Manning – RHP

Back in 2016, the Detroit Tigers selected right-handed pitcher Matt Manning with the ninth overall pick. He has not made his big-league debut but is ranked just behind Mize at 30th on this list. The 2020 season was not a very thrilling one for Manning, who was shut down early out of an abundance of caution with some forearm tightness.

He did not pitch in the big leagues in 2020 and worked out at the Tigers’ alternate training site in Toledo. He pitched a few times in the Tigers “Summer” Camp, where he seemed a little wild and needed to settle in.

However, Manning is nearing a point where he has to make that final jump to the big leagues, and 2021 seems like a good a time as ever if he can return to the mound healthy without any lingering arm issues.

#31 Riley Greene – OF/LHH

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Last but certainly not least is 2019 fifth overall selection, Riley Greene, who ranked at 31 on the Top 100 list.

Greene has not touched the big leagues, but he made quite an impact at Summer Camp last summer.

He was all over the outfield making plays and started to settle in at the plate.

Greene is not quite at the level to bump him into the big leagues, but the fact that he looked like he was starting to settle in and adjust to the big leagues is a promising sign.

Expect Greene to start with the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2021, where he could begin an ascent towards the big leagues. The rumors pointed to Greene and Torkelson possibly beginning the 2021 season with West Michigan or Erie.

The Tigers should be excited to watch Greene develop into a big-league outfielder and be another bat for the top of the Tigers lineup in the future.

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Frankly, the Detroit Tigers’ future looks bright, with some additions in the next few years with continued development, there is a lot to be excited about.