June 17, 2021

Detroit Tigers News: Prospects, Rule 5 draft, minor league cuts, and more (Bless You Boys)


The MLB General Manager Meetings have come and gone. We have seen a free agent signing or two, and other developments continue. This week, we will hit the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters to protect players from December’s Rule 5 draft. We have some speculation about how the Detroit Tigers might handle that responsibility, as well as a look at the minor leagues, and potential amateur draft targets for the team with the No. 1 overall pick.

Rule 5 decisions

Rule 5 decisions are due soon, and with seven spots currently open on the 40-man roster, the Tigers have some decisions to make. Evan Woodbury of MLive takes a look at who the Tigers might add to their 40-man to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. He states what he believes to be two obvious choices in Isaac Paredes and Daz Cameron right off the bat. Beyond those two, there is room for speculation, and Woodbury has 13 names that slot somewhere on the list of potential candidates. He closes with the seven he thinks the Tigers will choose to protect, but with so many to consider, it’s hard to say how it will shake out.

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