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2006 Tigers Futures Report from TSN

Postby Dannomyte » Tue Jul 25, 2006 5:29 pm

Detroit's rise to the top of the league can be directly attributed to the young power arms that are taking prominent roles on the pitching staff.

The fielding prospects are a little lean, but the Tigers can always trade pitching for hitting if that becomes necessary.

1. Justin Verlander, RHP, Detroit (Age as of April 1, 2006: 23) *****
2006 Stats: 12-4, 2.77 ERA, 80 K, 36 BB, 106 H, 132 2/3 IP
Acquired: 1st round pick in 2004
Second overall pick in the 2004 draft has a really live arm, knocking up against triple digits on the radar gun. A rapid climb through the minors has brought success, with more to come as he improves his strikeout rate.

2. Jeremy Bonderman, RHP, Detroit (Age as of April 1, 2006: 23) *****
2006 Stats: 10-4, 3.53 ERA, 125 K, 36 BB, 118 H, 132 2/3 IP
Acquired: Trade from Oakland in 2002
Super talent has potential ace stuff, mixes it well, and now has support from the rest of the Tigers lineup so that he can get the wins required to be considerd an elite starter.

3. Joel Zumaya, RHP, Detroit (Age as of April 1, 2006: 21) ****
2006 Stats: 5-1, 1 SV, 2.37 ERA, 61 K, 24 BB, 32 H, 49 1/3 IP
Acquired: 11th round pick in 2002
Overpowering when he brings his 100 MPH-plus fastball out of the 'pen, Zumaya could be the closer of the future, and the not-too-distant future considering the way he's dominating as a rookie.

4. Cameron Maybin, CF, West Michigan (Single-A) (Age as of April 1, 2006: 18) ****
2006 Stats: 3 HR, 38 RBI, .318, 17 SB, 54 GP
Acquired: 1st round pick in 2005
Lanky tools player who does need to refine his plate discipline in order to cut down on strikeouts (67 in 54 games this season). Since he's still very young, the Tigers can patiently let Maybin develop for a couple years.

5. Zach Miner, RHP, Toledo (Triple-A) (Age as of April 1, 2006: 24) ***
2006 Stats: 6-0, 2.82 ERA, 40 K, 21 BB, 43 H, 51 IP
Acquired: Trade with Detroit in 2005
Sinkerball pitcher who has shown better control in the majors (13 BB in 42 IP) than he did for much of his minor league career. Since being called up to Detroit, Miner has established himself as a steady part of the rotation, going 6-1 with a 2.57 ERA.

6. Humberto Sanchez, RHP, Erie (Double-A) (Age as of April 1, 2006: 22) ***
2006 Stats: 5-3, 1.76 ERA, 86 K, 27 BB, 47 H, 71 2/3 IP
Acquired: 31st round pick in 2001
Intimidating righthander is becoming a dominant hurler as he improves command. A recent move to Triple-A hasn't slowed him down (5-1, 2.15 ERA) and this breakthrough campaign has him set to be a prominent part of the Tigers future.

7. Ryan Raburn, OF, Toledo (Triple-A) (Age as of April 1, 2006: 24) ***
2006 Stats: 17 HR, 62 RBI, .287 AVG, 9 SB, 85 GP
Acquired: 5th round in 2001
Former infielder is boosting his power numbers and remains a decent prospect as an outfielder. Whether Rayburn can crack the Tigers lineup, however, remains the challenge.

8. Jordan Tata, RHP, Toledo (Triple-A) (Age as of April 1, 2006: 24) ***
2006 Stats: 7-3, 3.57 ERA, 54 K, 24 BB, 71 H, 70 2/3 IP
Acquired: 16th round pick in 2003
A starter in the minors, Tata has seen a little action in the Tigers pen this season. He's got fine command and, while not dominating, throws in the 90s; hard enough to fight for a spot in Detroit.

9. Jair Jurrjens, RHP, Lakeland (Single-A) (Age as of April 1, 2006: 20) **
2006 Stats: 5-0, 2.08 ERA, 59 K, 10 BB, 53 H, 73 2/3 IP
Acquired: Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003
Curacao-born pitcher with excellent control has made tremendous strides this year, continuing his excellent work in Double-A Erie (3-2, 2.78 ERA in six starts).

10. Tony Giarratano, SS, Erie (Double-A) (Age as of April 1, 2006: 23) **
2006 Stats: 0 HR, 19 RBI, .2831 AVG, 16 SB, 67 GP
Acquired: 3rd round pick in 2003
Scrappy middle infielder is likely looking at a utility role unless he contributes more offesively. In addition to good speed and plate coverage, he's also an adept fielder.

Total: 35

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Postby Dannomyte » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:18 pm

Granderson missed the cut by 15 days! :-t
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