Detroit Tigers: Do not sleep on prospect Roberto Campos

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The Detroit Tigers have plenty of exciting prospects to watch for as the team works through the rebuild. While players like Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson are the headliners of the organization, the team has an ace up their sleeve in a way.

As the Detroit Tigers continue moving prospects through the organization and prospects, become mainstays or fizzle out, keep an eye on one in particular. Roberto Campos was signed as an international free agent in 2019 when he was only sixteen years old.

Campos defected from Cuba at the age of thirteen and has officially logged his first at-bats in the Tigers organization. Currently playing for FCL West in Tigers Rookie-ball, Campos opened things up with a bang, launching his first hit as a home run.

Some people may know of Campos; others may be wondering who the heck this is. He’s someone the team took a chance on, someone the team opted to invest in, and he appears to have some great tools to go with it.

Do not forget about Detroit Tigers prospect Roberto Campos as he makes his minor league debut.

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As things stand right now, Campos is the tenth best prospect in the organization, according to MLB dot com.

He’s a loud bat who is going to make waves as he progresses through the minor leagues. Plenty of present pop with a loud swing getting the foot down and leveraging the ball.

There’s a lot to like and has been for some time. The projectability of Campos’ bat paired with present tools at the time is why he was given a $2.85 million signing bonus when he signed with the Tigers.

Something that seemed destined to happen for some time now, according to a 2020 story from Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press about Campos being a “dream come true” for the Tigers.

Campos is a 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 200-pounds. The right-handed bat will be an outfielder for the Tigers, and it seems like he could very well be another top-tier bat within the organization. Given the possibility of being a power hitter known more for pop than speed, he may be slated for a corner outfield role.

He also possesses a good arm and should develop that further, becoming a smooth right-fielder who excels in the batters’ box and in the outfield. Obviously, this is just the beginning, Campos has just picked up his first hit in the minor leagues and just made his debut, but there’s plenty to like.

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Fans, looking forward to the future bash brothers is great, but do not sleep on Roberto Campos as he continues to develop in the minor leagues.