Minor league assignments will be announced soon Rollie Fingers Jersey , but we decided to take our best guess at who will be with the SeaWolves in 2019."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Detroit Tigers AnalysisDetroit Tigers Prospect NotebookDetroit Tigers Game ThreadsDetroit Tigers NewsDetroit Tigers PodcastsProjecting Tigers minor league rosters: The 2019 Erie SeaWolvesNew,2commentsMinor league assignments will be announced soon, but we decided to take our best guess at who will be with the SeaWolves in 2019.EDTShareTweetShareShareProjecting Tigers minor league rosters: The 2019 Erie SeaWolvesIsaac Paredes continues to showcase and advanced hit tool for a 20-year old.Terri NummerDrooling over prospects in the lower levels of the minors sure is fun. It’s not until they reach Double-A, however, that we can really start to project a player’s viability as a Major Leaguer. Let’s take a look at who we think will get a chance to open the season in Erie.Starting RotationLiarvis BretoAnthony CastroAlex FaedoMatt ManningLogan ShoreThis rotation should be pretty fluid, as I fully expect both Casey Mize and Franklin Perez to be SeaWolves by the All-Star break in July.Butch Dill-USA TODAY SportsWelcome to Bless You Boys!Site RulesBYB 2019 season staff predictionsBold predictions for 2019Breto is an “org pitcher” who can start or relieve, and quietly had a very good season with Lakeland and Erie in 2018, posting a 3.21 earned run average and 73-to-18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 61-2/3 innings of work. Castro was roughed up in a three-game audition with Erie last season, but really has nothing left to prove in the Florida State League. Some think it’s only the matter of time before the Tigers convert him to a reliever. Faedo gave up 15 home runs in 60 Double-A innings last year. Reports out of spring training indicate that the velocity might be coming back, however, and he did still manage to strike out a batter per inning. In addition to the velo returning, he needs to command his full assortment and regain the bite on his slider that made him a first round pick in 2017. Manning progressed perhaps more than any prospect in the Tigers’ system last year. His control was vastly improved and many believe he’s close to being MLB-ready, if he can just finish off mastery of his secondary command. Shore — who pitched with Faedo at the University of Florida — made 13 starts for Midland in the Texas League last year as a member of the Oakland A’s organization, putting up a 5.50 ERA. He’s a change-up specialist who really needs to master his third pitch, the slider, to be effective at this level and above.Improved command is just as vital to Alex Faedo’s success as the return of his velocity.Terri NummerRelievers/Spot StartersNolan BlackwoodDrew CarltonMark EckerEudis IdrogoEduardo JimenezJoe NavilhonNick RamirezGregory Soto (suspended)Trent SzkutnikBurris WarnerJimenez should be the closer. He successfully converted 15 of 17 opportunities for Lakeland last year, although he was not spectacular. Entering his age 24 season, Jimenez needs to justify his position on the 40-man roster. Warner quietly had one of the best seasons in the entire system last year, with a 1.67 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 80-2/3 innings across both classes of A-ball. He and Idrogo can spot start as needed also. Ramirez is a converted first baseman from the Brewers organization who has proven his ability at this level but was roughed up in the Pacific Coast League. Ecker has been with Erie since August ‘17 but has been plagued by control problems and a fastball that doesn’t seem to move much. Eduardo Jimenez is pitching to save his spot on the Tigers’ 40-man roster.Tom HagertyCatchersChace NumataJake RogersHoles in Rogers’s swing and approach have been holding him back Randy Jones Jersey , but he shouldn’t stick around in Double-A much longer.Terri NummerRogers should be bumped up to Toledo by mid-season at the very latest. Numata is a plus defender in his own right. Kade Scivicque could join this group at some point and figures to bounce around the upper levels as needed if he’s retained at the beginning of the season. InfieldersSergio AlcantaraHarold CastroKody EavesWill MaddoxDanny PineroIsaac ParedesIt feels weird putting Alcantara and Castro down in Double-A, given that Alcantara will be on the 40-man roster for a second season, and Castro finished the year in Detroit. But the Tigers want Sergio to play shortstop every day and the other Castro, Willi, has the job up in Toledo locked down. Harold Castro is a versatile org player who will bounce around where he’s needed. With the release of Dominic Ficociello last week, our best guess is that the Tigers are paving the way for Danny Pinero to make a permanent move over to first base. They sent him off to the Arizona Fall League to invest in him a little bit. While he hasn’t displayed much of a power profile, he is one of the few Tigers prospects who actually draws walks. At 6’5”, 235 lbs., perhaps hitting coach Brian Harper can help him tap into some raw power. Paredes is the Tigers’ premier hitting prospect, and his bat is ready for Toledo. The only question is what the Tigers want to do with him defensively.Sergio Alcantara’s glove is ready for the next level. Still just 22, he’ll return to Erie to try and improve upon his .667 OPS from a year ago.Terri NummerOutfieldersCam GibsonDerek HillTroy MontgomeryDanny WoodrowWith the injury to JaCoby Jones, it’s possible that Danny Woodrow heads to Toledo to fill the vacancy left behind by Dustin Peterson. Montgomery has a .375 lifetime on-base percentage in the minors, but doesn’t have the power to match his corner outfield defensive profile. Gibson’s power hasn’t really come around either, and he lacks Montgomery’s hit tool. The most intriguing name here is Derek Hill. Seemingly healthy, and entering his sixth season in the system, the former first-round pick should finally get his speedy profile out of A-ball this year. While everything about moving to Double-A and a smaller ballpark seems to work against Hill’s strengths, I just have a feeling that this is a move that will benefit him. Don’t expect him to magically develop a power stroke or even an advanced hit tool. But I do think this might be his best season as a pro.Danny Woodrow impressively finished second in the Eastern League batting race in ‘18. The lack of power limits his upside to that of a fourth outfielder profile.Terri NummerSeason OpenerMike Rabelo is coming up from Lakeland to manage the SeaWolves this year. Pitching coach Mark Johnson will also be making the leap from the FSL. The aforementioned Harper served as hitting coach in Toledo a year ago. Erie opens the season on Friday, April 5th, in the newly renovated UPMC Park against the Trenton Thunder (NYY). Disco dealt until he didn’t."The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the GameGabriel Guerrero knocked the first tater of his career and http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey , well, it doesn’t take a long look at the box score to tell you that that was basically the coolest thing to happen for the Reds offense in this otherwise forgettable late September affair between two bad teams.Look, I don’t really know at all what the future has in store for Gabby. He seems to have rediscovered some of his offensive stroke since getting to the Reds organization last season, putting up a 100 wRC+ in AA in 2017 and then a 123 wRC+ in AAA this season with a legitimate power stroke. Still, he posted his lowest full season walk rate with a 23% K% and a fairly robust .342 BABIP in Louisville. The run he’s gotten in Cincinnati has been limited, but he’s walked not once while striking out in half of his 10 plate appearances. He has played center field for the Reds, though, which isn’t nothing if it’s legit.Still, he honked a wanger tonight, the first of his Major League career, and that’s cool as hell. So, for that (and for being the only Red to manage a run), he get this late night trophy from me.Honorable mention to the bullpen trio of Sal Romano, Matt Wisler, and Jackson Stephens for not giving up a damn thing and keeping the Reds within striking distance late. Unfortunately, the offense.Key PlaysAnthony DeSclafani cruised through the first three innings before being met with some adversity and self-caused blusters in the 4th. He struck out Starlin Castro to begin the inning, but then allowed JT Realmuto to reach on his own fielding error. Peter O’Brien also struck out for the second out, but then Disco allowed Brian Anderson to dance to first on a walk. Lewis Brinson then singled to center, scoring Realmuto. DeSclafani provided another throwing error Wil Myers Jersey , allowing Anderson to move to 3B, before Austin Dean lined a single to right, scoring Anderson, proving that errors, like walks, tend to haunt. Magneuris Sierra struck out looking to end the frame. Marlins up, 2-0The Marlins struck again in the 6th. Realmuto opened things up with a double before an O’Brien ground out. Anderson lined to left, ever so slightly deflected by Jose Peraza at short, which slowed the ball enough to allow Realmuto to score. Brinson grounded out, but Dean would mash a tater from Disco that scored two. It would end DeSclafani’s night. Marlins up, 5-0.Gabriel Guerrero opened the top of the 8th for the Reds with a dinger. That would be, unfortunately, all the scoring the Reds would muster, as they lose to the Marlins, 5-1.Tony GraphaninoSource: FanGraphsOther NotesDisco’s final line: 5.2 IP, 5 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 10 K. Typically, when looking a the pitching line Rickey Henderson Jersey , you can take a little solace in the performance by noticing the two unearned runs and thinking that the performance was a little better than the outcome. But, DeSclafani was responsible for the errors here that led to runs, so, nah. He was, basically, the best and worst of himself tonight.This game was forgettable and butt. You may be wondering why this recap is being posted after 1 AM on Sunday morning, some three hours after it ended on Saturday night. Well, basically, we all forgot about it. And you should, too.The Reds will try to salvage a series split from the Marlins. It might help if they, you know, scored more than a run. But, I’m not a baseball expert. Michael Lorenzen gets the start for the Reds, looking to build upon his solid-but-short start Tuesday. Trevor Richards will go for the Marlins, in this Miami’s final home game of the season. Catch the fever. 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