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Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-17

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Detroit Tigers
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Jason Parks

01-13

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Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

03-14

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
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Kevin Goldstein

11-24

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Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-07

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32

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL
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Kevin Goldstein

02-08

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Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL West Moves and Issues
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Christina Kahrl

11-14

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Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

03-27

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Prospectus Today: Tout Wars
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Joe Sheehan

10-12

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Prospectus Matchups: The All In-Spite-Of Team
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Jim Baker

08-28

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-27
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Christina Kahrl

08-07

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Transaction Analysis: August 4-7, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

08-04

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Transaction Analysis: July 31-August 3
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Christina Kahrl

04-24

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Under The Knife: Break Out the Grill
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Will Carroll

02-24

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Fantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm System
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Jeff Erickson

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: December 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

09-19

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Under The Knife: Hobbling Down the Stretch
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Will Carroll

09-01

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Transaction Analysis: August 26-31
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: July 8-14
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Christina Kahrl

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

09-16

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Lies, Damned Lies: Top 50 Prospects Report
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Nate Silver

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

02-23

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part III
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Baseball Prospectus

09-25

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Transaction Analysis: August 25-September 21
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Christina Kahrl

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February 24, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

After Jacob Turner, the Tigers have very few impact prospects

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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Best- and worst-case scenarios for Tiger cubs ranging from Turner to Paulino.

Prospect #1: RHP Jacob Turner
Background with Player: My eyes; industry sources.
Who: After being selected ninth overall in the 2009 Rule Four draft and signing a major league deal that included a $4.7M bonus, it quickly became apparent that Jacob Turner was in fact a dream come true, a Ken doll of pitching characteristics with prototypical size and strength, a clean and easy delivery that allows for repeatability and a potentially plus command profile, a lively plus fastball that can touch higher, an above-average 12-6 curve with tight rotation and excellent depth, a changeup with good action, and good overall feel for sequencing and situations.

What Could Go Wrong in 2012: After reaching the majors last season, Turner will have every opportunity to claim a rotation spot during spring training. This is a huge jump for a young arm, regardless of the polish and punch of the arsenal, and Turner could face a harsh reality. Turner has advanced strike-throwing ability, but that shouldn’t be confused with advanced command. With the ability to throw his three-pitch mix for strikes, Turner can manage the intensity of the arsenal and force poor contact rather than go for throat rips with every at-bat. Against superior competition, throwing strikes is a good way to win the hearts of the hitters you face, as they can send you a flowers and chocolates after they victimize your offerings. At the major league level, you have to up the intensity of the arsenal while not only maintaining the ability to throw strikes but also refining the ability to throw quality strikes. With the training wheels still on the bike and the minor league blueprint for success still fresh in the mind, 2012 will be a developmental year for Jacob Turner, one that will feature a few highs and more than a few lows, especially if the 20-year-old is thrown to the major league wolves.



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January 13, 2011 11:30 am

Future Shock: Detroit Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

A thin crust of blue chips don't hide the mass of mediocrity below.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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March 14, 2010 1:24 pm

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL

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Kevin Goldstein

Looking ahead to who could top next year's prospects lists in the junior loop.

One of the most frequent questions I get, be it via e-mail, chats, or the comment sections in the articles, is which player on [insert team here] has the best shot at moving into the Top 101. That's a much different question from who is the best prospect not in the Top 101, as the focus needs to move solely to growth potential. Building on last year's "Future Top Dogs" series, let's keep that category in this year's version, while also taking an honest list at last year's prognostications.

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November 24, 2009 11:55 am

Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Tigers' system may not be ready to fill the gaps if a rumored fire sale is about to get lit.

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April 7, 2009 11:16 am

Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, AL

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Kevin Goldstein

The prospects positioned to campaign for the top spots in-house and within the game at large.

Prospecting is all about the future, so let's look deep into the coming year and try to figure out who might be topping next year's prospect lists in their respective organizations, as well as who could be moving up, down, or even out, beginning today with the American League.

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February 8, 2009 11:21 am

Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Most of the Tigers' hopes for a bright future have already arrived on the major league roster.

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July 10, 2008 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: AL West Moves and Issues

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Christina Kahrl

The A's shuffle, shuffle, and reshuffle, the Mariners try to shake off being stunned, and the Angels have holes to fill.

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November 14, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Tigers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The recent Edgar Renteria trade cost the Tigers two highly-ranked upper-minors prospects. How's the system look now?

Five-Star Prospects
1. Cameron Maybin, OF
2. Rick Porcello, RHP
Four-Star Prospects
None
Three-Star Prospects
3. Casey Crosby, LHP
4. Cale Iorg, SS
5. Brandon Hamilton, RHP
Two-Star Prospects
6. Jeff Larish, 1B
7. Eulogio De La Cruz, RHP
8. Scott Sizemore, 2B/SS
9. Michael Hollimon, 2B/SS
10. Yorman Bazardo, RHP
11. Dallas Trahern, RHP
















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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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Joe drafts with fantasy experts galore at this year's AL Tout Wars.

I suppose it's worth noting now that I was a pretty good checkers player, and I don't know how to play chess. This is how you end up with no closers, a $20 Jason Kubel, just two pitchers in Opening Day rotations and the wrong backup catcher.

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October 12, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Matchups: The All In-Spite-Of Team

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Jim Baker

Jim's annual postseason all-star teams highlight the worst of the best and the best of the worst, and he's also asking for your vote in the historic Alternate National League Cy Young Award.

The All-in-Spite-of Team

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