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Detroit Tigers Top Prospects For Dynasty Leagues

Welcome to our 2022 team top prospect rankings series. Leading up to Minor League Opening Day, Eric Cross and Chris Clegg will go through all 30 Major League organizations, continuing today with their Detroit Tigers Top Prospects for dynasty leagues. In each installment of this series, you’ll find the top-20 rankings from both Eric Cross (AVG) and Chris Clegg (OBP) along with one prospect each that they’re targeting heavily in dynasty leagues right now. Hopefully, these rankings will help you in your dynasty leagues, and maybe give you some new trade targets to consider.

The Detroit Tigers have had a rough few years lately at the Major League level, but the future certainly looks bright. Well, at least brighter than it currently is. Detroit added Javier Baez this offseason and will have Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene join him early in the 2022 season. Add in Eduardo Rodriguez to a young pitching staff with some high-upside prospects in the low-minors like Jackson Jobe, Cristian Santana, and others. So while Detroit might not return to the postseason in 2022, it might not be too long before they’re playing in October once again.

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Detroit Tigers Top Prospects

Eric Cross (AVG)RankChris Clegg (OBP)
Riley Greene (OF)1Riley Greene (OF)
Spencer Torkelson (1B/3B)2Spencer Torkelson (1B/3B)
Jackson Jobe (RHP)3Jackson Jobe (RHP)
Ryan Kreidler (SS)4Cristian Santana (SS,3B)
Gage Workman (3B)5Ty Madden (RHP)
Cristian Santana (SS,3B)6Ryan Kreidler (SS)
Dillon Dingler (C)7Dillon Dingler (C)
Ty Madden (RHP)8Gage Workman (3B)
Izaac Pacheco (3B)9Colt Keith (3B)
Dylan Smith (RHP)10Dylan Smith (RHP)
Roberto Campos (OF)11Reese Olson (RHP)
Colt Keith (3B)12Roberto Campos (OF)
Daniel Cabrera (OF)13Javier Osorio (SS)
Jose De La Cruz (OF)14Izaac Pacheco (3B)
Javier Osorio (SS)15Manuel Sequera (SS)
Manuel Sequera (SS)16Daniel Cabrera (OF)
Reese Olson (RHP)17Parker Meadows (OF)
Bryant Packard (OF)18Joey Wentz (LHP)
Parker Meadows (OF)19Kody Clemens (2B)
Joey Wentz (LHP)20Alex Faedo (RHP)

Cross’ Prospect to Target: Ryan Kreidler

A former 4th round selection in 2019, Ryan Kreidler broke out in 2021 and still seems to fly a bit under the radar for dynasty purposes. In 550 plate appearances between Double-A and Triple-A last season, Kreider combined to hit 23 doubles and 22 home runs with 15 steals and a .270/.349/.454 slash line. This also came with a solid 10.2% walk rate, albeit, with a 28.7% strikeout rate as well. Kreidler really took off after a mid-season promotion to Triple-A, slashing .304/.407/.519, and saw his contact rate rise to a more respectable 71.1%. He also trimmed his strikeout rate from 30.7% in Double-A to 24.1% in Triple-A.

When looking at Kreidler’s profile, you won’t project an all-star caliber career, but he’s shown above-average power with average speed as well. The hit tool likely settles in around 45-grade, but he could still hit around .250-.260 with 20+ homers and flirt with double-digit steals early in his career as well. Kreidler is currently blocked at short by the recently-acquired Javier Baez and by Jeimer Candelario at third base, but he could get a shot at some point in 2022 if either of those two or Jonathan Schoop suffer an injury.

Clegg’s Prospect to Target: Dylan Smith

Detroit has a ton of talent in their farm system and is especially stacked at the top with Riley Greene and Spencer Torkelson. The system does have solid depth as well. There are plenty of targets here, but I am going with an under-the-radar pitcher.

Dylan Smith is the player I am targeting in Detroit’s system for dynasty. Smith does not have much dynasty value right now but could emerge as a solid starting pitcher. He added weight in college which helped him see velocity gains on his fastball. He has three secondaries with the slider being the best of the bunch. If the command gains he made in 2021 can stick, Smith could make major strides in proving his worth as a starting pitcher.

Media Credit: Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire

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