The last of what I now consider as the Big Three in prospects list published their top ten Tiger prospects. Kevin Goldstein at Baseball Prospectus tackled the Tigers and like the lists at Baseball America and Minor League Ball, we get the same impressions. The Tigers have two awesome prospects at the top, but then it thins out pretty quickly.
I found Goldstein’s list interesting because he has Gorkys Hernandez as the third best prospect. Hernandez comes in at seventh on the BA list and he’s fifth on Sickel’s list (with a B- rating). It’ll be interesting to see how he does for the White Caps as a 19 year old, which is where he’ll probably start out. Of course the problem is, he’s a centerfielder, which the Tigers are slowing creating a glut of. He’s probably at least one year behind Maybin, maybe two, so we won’t have to worry too much about finding room for Hernandez is he’s the real deal. Or he could be a solid trade candidate.
Brent Clevlen dropped all the way to eight and coming in at number ten is the Edward Campusano, who’s effectively the Tigers Rule 5 pick from this year (they bought him from the Brewers).