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Feb 28, 2021
BYB 2021 Tigers Prospect #26: OF Akil Baddoo

BYB 2021 Tigers Prospect #26: OF Akil Baddoo

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ The Tigers Rule 5 pick will have to earn his spot on a team that added a pair of free agent outfielders this offseason. The Detroit Tigers selected Akil Baddoo with the third overall pick of the most recent Rule 5 Draft. Finding up to date and relevant information about any of the prospects heading into the 2021 season is hard enough, but for Baddoo that is tenfold. He didn’t play much in 2019 before suffering a season ending injury in May of that year. The injury was a UCL tear, which required Tommy John surgery followed by...
Feb 25, 2021
BYB 2021 Tigers Prospect #28: Zack Hess has plenty of upside in relief

BYB 2021 Tigers Prospect #28: Zack Hess has plenty of upside in relief

Jay Markle/Bless You Boys With two really good pitches, Hess could move quickly as a bullpen asset Zack Hess had to wait until the seventh round of the 2019 MLB Draft to hear his named called. The right-hander out of LSU had a ton of talent, but he also had a very high effort and funky delivery that scared teams away. The Detroit Tigers selected him with a plan to transition him into a relief arm, and potentially a very good one. Fast forward to present day. Hess has logged 22 appearances as a reliever, he spent a few weeks at the end of last season at the alternate...
Feb 18, 2021
5 more pitchers who just missed our top 30 prospects list

5 more pitchers who just missed our top 30 prospects list

Jay Markle/Bless You Boys Here are some arms that just missed the cut in a deep Tigers farm system. As the Bless You Boys staff prepares to dive deeper into the prospects on our top 30 prospect list, there are numerous prospects debated for the final few spots who were close but didn’t make the list. After outlining five players who just missed, there are still others worth highlighting, particularly as they’ve been largely out of sight over the past year. The Detroit Tigers system is reasonably deep these days, so it’s inevitable that some talented names would...

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