MLB Expert Predicts The Tigers Will Make Prospect-For-Prospect Trade

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August 25, 2020 - 1:30 pm

In the shortened 2020 MLB season, the trade deadline is August 31. Will and should the Tigers make a trade? has listed their "30 bold Deadline predictions."

What does that mean for the Tigers though? 

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Prediction: They'll make a prospect-for-prospect trade to improve the offenseWith a trade of Matthew Boyd looking unlikely this summer given his early-season struggles, this could be the time general manager Al Avila tries to leverage the Tigers’ pitching depth into a hitting prospect who could contribute in the Majors soon, like the Zac Gallen-for-Jazz Chisholm trade the D-backs and Marlins pulled off last year. Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal are already in Detroit’s rotation, but the Tigers have three more former first-round picks at their alternate training site in Matt Manning (MLB's No. 25 prospect), Alex Faedo (Detroit's No. 10 prospect) and Beau Burrows (15th), along with Franklin Perez (14th), himself a former Top 100 prospect. -- Jason Beck

The Tigers have plenty of pitching prospects within their organization, should they look to move some of those arms for some hitting?



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