John Sickels broke down the Tigers top 20 prospects today. The good news is, they have two very good prospects in Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller. The bad news is, nobody else even warranted a better then a B- rating so the farm system is still pretty thin.
The wild card will probably be Brent Clevlen. He had a rough season Double A, but actually hit the ball pretty well when he got called up. He’ll probably start the season in Triple A because there’s really no spot for him right now with the Tigers surplus of outfielders. Jair Jurjjens is a name that’s being thrown around as being on the back end of the Tigers pen but Sickels indicates he should get more time in the minors.
One thing I’m hoping to expand next year is my coverage of the minor leagues. I don’t know if it’ll be on Tigerblog or another site because I’m going to have some help (okay, I’m going to have someone do it for me). It’s always been something I’ve followed on the peripherary but never close enough to warrant talking about it too much.
For a ton of great prospect information, I highly recommend John Sickels book. I highlighted it in my five must reads a week or so ago.