Detroit Tigers: Ryan Kreidler is still tearing it up in Triple-A Toledo

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The Detroit Tigers have plenty of prospects to choose from and plenty to be excited about. Infielder Ryan Kreidler is one of the prospects who tends to fly under the radar at times. However, with his promotion to Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, he has been tearing it up.

Immediately after the Detroit Tigers organization called up Kreidler to the Triple-A level, he started hitting and has not really stopped. While he has slowed down, he is still posting phenomenal numbers and picking up some more attention.

According to MLB dot com, Kreider is ranked tenth on the team’s Top 30 Prospects list. It seems like he could start making more of a name for himself with continued success and put himself in the conversation to be a future member of the big league roster.

There’s a lot of speculation that the Tigers could be spending money on a shortstop in the upcoming offseason. Cross your fingers it’s Carlos Correa, not Trevor Story if they do spend. But, Kreidler may be trying to get his name thrown into the conversation for the coming seasons to get a chance in the big leagues.

Detroit Tigers shortstop Ryan Kreidler is tearing it up.

Since being promoted to Triple-A Toledo, Kreidler has logged 26 games where he has logged 84 total at-bats. He has slashed .333/.426/.571 with five home runs and 15 RBI, predominantly playing shortstop with a few starts over at third base.

Before getting promoted, Kreidler logged 88 games with 347 at-bats playing for the Double-A Erie Seawolves. He was slashing .256/.325/.429 with 15 home runs and 36 RBI before he earned the promotion.

Kreidler is a toolsy infielder who played his collegiate ball for UCLA and carried much of his defensive prowess with him. He’s got the ability and tools to play the left side of the infield, which is where the Tigers are playing him, and it seems like he fits the mold of a future shortstop or third baseman.

For now, the Tigers are going to hope that he can finish the 2021 season strong and keep barreling up the baseball well. A strong finish in 2021 may lead to some chances for him when the 2022 season rolls around.

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The Tigers may not have their shortstop of the future figured out yet, and claiming it to be Kreidler is a bit pre-mature, but a strong end to 2021 in Triple-A helps get him into the conversation more. He is the tenth-best prospect in the organization, so suggesting he gets a chance is not too far out there.