I am now working on the San Francisco Giants Top 20 prospects list for 2018. The next team in the queue is the Detroit Tigers, to be followed by the Philadelphia Phillies, the Toronto Blue Jays, and finally the St. Louis Cardinals to finish the process.
Use this thread to discuss the Tigers organization and farm system. Some possible points for discussion include, but are by no means limited to:
****The Tigers finished 64-98 in 2017, fifth place in the American League Central Division. What do you believe will happen in 2018? How quickly can this team return to .500 respectability?
****Have we seen the best from outfielder Mikie Mahtook, or was 2017 his peak season?
****Jeimer Candelario was quite solid after coming over from the Chicago Cubs, hitting .283/.359/.425 in 27 games, 94 at-bats. What kind of slash line do you expect from a full season? He’s only 24; what will he be doing three years from now?
****Assuming that Michael Fulmer’s elbow is OK, what do you expect from him this year?
****Are you happy with the condition of the farm system? If not, what would you do to improve it if you were the decision-maker?
****As always, feel free to discuss sleeper prospects or anything else Tigers-oriented.