Sunday, January 29, 2006

Destinations of Top Tiger Prospects

In my last post, I abstracted the top ten prospect list from the Baseball America site and included a chart of the probable destinations of those players in 2006. Today, I’m going to add to that chart by listing the probable opening day destination of most of the top Tiger prospects. Please note that this list is not in any particular order and is not necessarily a complete list of top prospects. It’s just a list of the prospects that are being talked about the most around the net.


My projected destinations are based on reports from Baseball America (including the Baseball America Prospect Handbook), discussions among the minor league baseball gurus at Motown Sports and a little bit of common sense. I will try to keep this chart updated as April approaches. There are people on here who follow the minors closer than I do so feel free to disagree with me if any of the destinations appear to be off.


Table: Destinations of Tiger prospects in 2006


Player

Pos.

Age*

Expected Opening Day Destination

Justin Verlander

SP

23

Tigers

Joel Zumaya

SP

21

Toledo

Humberto Sanchez

SP

23

Erie

Jordan Tata

SP

24

Erie

Jair Jurrjens

SP

20

Lakeland

Kyle Sleeth

SP

24

Lakeland

Preston Larrison

SP

25

Toledo

Dallas Trahern

SP

20

Lakeland

Josh Rainwater

SP

21

Lakeland

Nate Bumstead

SP

24

Erie

Virgil Vazquez

SP

24

Erie

Sendy Vasquez

SP

23

W. Michigan

Kevin Whelan

RP

22

Lakeland

P.J. Finigan

RP

23

W. Michigan

Eulogio DeLaCruz

RP

22

Erie

Chris Robinson

C

21

Lakeland

Danilo Sanchez

C

25

Erie

Jeff Larish

1B

23

Lakeland

Juan Francia

2B

24

Toledo

Ryan Raburn

2B

25

Toledo

Tony Giarratano

SS

23

Erie

Michael Holliman

SS

24

W. Michigan

Audy Ciriaco

SS

19

Oneonta

Brent Dlugach

SS

23

Lakeland

Wilken Ramirez

3B

20

Lakeland

Kody Kirkland

3B

23

Erie

Donald Kelly

3B

26

Toledo

Cameron Maybin

OF

19

W.Michigan

Brent Clevlen

OF

22

Erie

Clete Thomas

OF

22

Lakeland

Jeff Frazier

OF

23

Lakeland

Matt Joyce

OF

21

W. Michigan

Vincent Blue

OF

23

Erie

* Age on July 1, 2006

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