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Casey Mize and Spencer Torkelson faced each other at Comerica Park in the fight against the two No. 1

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Third baseman Spencer Torkelson is the new number 1 in the organization of the Detroit Tigers.

The top pick of the MLB draft for 2020 is ranked as the seventh best prospect in baseball. Behind him is right-hander Casey Mize – the No. 1 draft pick from 2018 – in eighth place overall.

The Tigers have five perspectives on the MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list and the league’s best farm system with Torkelson, Mize, right-handed Matt Manning (No. 26), outfielder Riley Greene (No. 33) and left-handed Tarik Skubal (No. 51 ).

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While the Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres each have six top 100 prospects, Detroit has the most vantage points with 380. This is 41 points more than the second-placed Padres, followed by the Seattle Mariners (329), Chicago White Sox (317), Atlanta Braves (285), Tampa Bay Rays (257), Marlins (250), Los Angeles Dodgers (228) , Kansas City Royals (227) and Baltimore Orioles (215).

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Prospectus points are awarded when players from each team are on the list. For example, Torkelson gets 93 points in 7th place, while Skubal gives the Tigers 49 points in 51st place.

According to the MLB Pipeline, these are the 10 best prospects.

  1. Hike Franco (SS), Tampa Bay Rays
  2. Gavin Lux (SS / 2B), Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Luis Robert (OF), Chicago White Sox
  4. Adley Rutschman (C), Baltimore Orioles
  5. MacKenzie Gore (LHP), San Diego Padres
  6. Jo Adell (OF), angel of Los Angeles
  7. Spencer Torkelson (3B / 1B), Detroit Tigers
  8. Casey Mize (RHP), Detroit Tigers
  9. Nate Pearson (RHP), Toronto Blue Jays
  10. Royce Lewis (SS), Minnesota Twins

On a scouting scale of 20 to 80 (50 is the MLB average), Torkelson is one of three potential customers with the highest reported performance (65), while Mize checks in with a 70-rank splitter and a 60-rank control. Manning’s Curveball ranks 60th overall.

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Here are five more Detroit prospects on the list.

3B / 1B Spencer Torkelson

Age: 20.

Acquired: 2020 MLB draft, No. 1 overall.

Highest level: Arizona State (three years).

Statistics for 2019 (in the state of Arizona): 57 G, 351 average, 23 HR, 66 RBIs, 446 OBP, 707 SLG, 41 BB, 45 SO for Sun Devils.

Estimated time of arrival: 2022.

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RHP Casey Mize

Age: 23.

Acquired: 2018 MLB draft, No. 1 overall.

Highest level: Double-A Erie.

Statistics for 2019: 8-3, 2.55 ERA, 0.942 WHIP, 106 SO, 23 BB, 109⅓ innings, 21 starts for High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie.

Estimated time of arrival: 2020

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RHP Matt Manning

Age: 22.

Acquired: 2016 MLB draft, No. 9 overall.

Highest level: Double-A Erie.

Statistics for 2019: 11-5, 2.56 ERA, 0.980 WHIP, 184 SO, 38 BB, 133⅔ innings, 24 starts for Double-A Erie.

Estimated time of arrival: 2020

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BY Riley Greene

Age: 19th

Acquired: 2019 MLB Draft, No. 5 overall.

Highest level: Single-A West Michigan.

Statistics for 2019: 57 G, average 271, 3 3B, 5 HR, 28 RBIs, 348 OBP, 403 SLG, 22 BB, 63 SO for Single-A (SS) Norwich and Single-A West Michigan.

Estimated time of arrival: 2022

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LHP Tarik Skubal

Age: 23.

Acquired: 2018 MLB Draft, No. 225 overall (9th round).

Highest level: Double-A Erie.

Statistics for 2019: 6-8, 2.42 ERA, 1.011 WHIP, 179 SO, 37 BB, 122⅔ innings, 24 starts for High-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie.

Estimated time of arrival: 2021.

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Evan Petzold is a sports reporting intern at the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold.