With the minor league regular season being over, you’re going to hear a lot of talk in the offseason about the Tigers’ system being shallow and relatively weak. I agree with that idea, to a point. There isn’t a lot of blue-chip talent and most agree Jacob Turner, Andy Oliver, and Daniel Fields are all immediately among the system’s 10 best prospects. That may be, but I also think another story needs to be told. The Tigers’ system actually performed pretty well this season in my opinion. It gave them a starting pitcher in Rick Porcello, who has stuck the entire season and now seems to be pitching himself into the playoff rotation, if you’ll allow me to be optimistic in the middle of the Tigers’ losing streak. It’s true that may be ...
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