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Game of the Week: Top 5 Tigers’ Prospects

The Detroit Tigers’ Minor League System has many promising young players who are currently working their way up to Comerica Park. Below is a list of the Tigers’ top five prospects which includes one player who has already made his way to Tiger Town this season, for Legend on Deck’s Game of the Week feature.

1) Steven Moya: The 23-year old outfielder was signed by the Tigers in October of 2008. In 2009, Moya played with the DSL Tigers and then made his way to the States and played with the GCL Tigers in 2010. He averaged just .190 along with 11 RBI and two homers. He has continued to progress through the organization and received the promotion to Triple-A Toldeo this season where in twelve games he is batting .178 so far.

2) Derek Hill: The 19-year old outfielder was drafted in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft, twenty-third overall by the Detroit Tigers while playing in high school. Hill has a tremendous speed which is what caught the Tigers’ eye which ranks his defensive skills above the rest. While his bat isn’t Major League ready, time in the Minors should improve that.

3) Buck Farmer: Drafted in the 15th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, the righty Farmer has a three-pitch reservoir that will allow him to spend a sufficient amount of time in the Majors in the near future. He has a slider which allows him to strike out rightys and a fastball that reaches the mid-90s and is considered one of the best in the Minors.

4) Kevin Ziomek: The 23-year old lefty was drafted in the second round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He has a solid slider and curve ball and a fastball that impresses those around him because of the command and movement.

5) James McCann:The 24-year old catcher who is currently the second catcher on the Detroit Tigers’ 40-Man Roster behind Alex Avila, was drafted by the Tigers in the second round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He spent the 2014 season with Triple-A Toledo before he was called up to the Big Leagues in September.

Bethany Cohen
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