Detroit Tigers: Top prospects report

Matt Manning fed the Tigers' constant hunger for hard-throwing prospects, but will he deliver on his promise? Mike Janes/AP Photo

I was a bit surprised at the Tigers’ system when I finally went through it with all my notes from scouts; it’s still on the thin side, even after a couple of good drafts and the end of their trading prospects for major league help. Their international scouts continue to bring in a lot of power arms and middle-of-the-field guys, although if they could sign one kid who will take a walk, that’d be great, please and thank-you. The onus is on GM Al Avila now to trade at least one of their biggest names to help restock this system the way the White Sox just did by trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton.

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