Who Will The Tigers Protect?

No Doubt: These guys will be added, take it to the bank

SP Michael Fulmer: The prize starter acquired for Yoenis Cespedes was the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year and snuck his way onto MLB.com’s top-100 prospects list. He’s big-league ready and he really doesn’t have a glaring weakness. He can help the Tigers a lot this year and of course beyond anyway, so this is a no-brainer on many levels. He’s going to be a solid number two at the worst and if the Tigers really didn’t want him around (which they really do, trust me), he could be traded for a lot of pretty valuable players.

SP Jairo Labourt: He was the last piece of the David Price deal and was the “potential” piece, as his talent was much more raw than Matt Boyd‘s or Daniel Norris’s, and he did struggle in Lakeland after the trade, but there’s a lot to like. He projects to be a back-end starter, which is valuable as a lefty, or a good late-innings reliever. He probably won’t see the big leagues in 2016, but he’s most definitely worth keeping around. His stuff is really good, and he even got a chance to show it off in the Futures Game. Labourt is impressive, and if he keeps developing and works with his control and feel, the Tigers have a stud. He’ll be added to the secondary roster on Friday even though he won’t make a 2016 impact on the Tigers in all likelihood.

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