Detroit Tigers Weblog did a nice job breaking down Baseball America’s Top Ten Tiger Prospects so be sure to check out his commentary. Cameron Maybin tops the list with Andrew Miller coming in second place.
I’m really interested in seeing where Maybin starts at in 2007. His West Michigan Whitecaps coach, Matt Walbeck, is now the coach at Double-A Erie so I could see him starting there. The problem is, that’s a big jump for a player of Maybin’s age so Lakeland might make as much sense.
Andrew Miller should make the big league club and I see him filling Jamie Walker’s role as a left handed relief specialist. Third is Brent Clevlan and he’s a player without a spot. With Maybin being the Tigers centerfielder of the future, I’m curious to see what happens to Clevlan and Curtis Granderson.
While those top two guys are very impressive, it gets pretty spotty after that. Granted they just traded three prospects for Gary Sheffield, but the minor leagues are still a bit bare, at least when you’re talking about depth.