Category Archives: Connecticut Tigers

Tigers announce Whitecaps’ Opening Day roster

Four players considered top-30 Detroit Tigers prospects by Baseball America or MLB Pipeline (two pitchers and two position players) will be with the West Michigan Whitecaps early this season. Unfortunately, two of those players — including the highest-ranked one — … Continue reading

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Tigers prospect Manning to pitch for Whitecaps again this year

RHP Matt Manning, Detroit’s top draft pick in 2016 (No. 9 overall), has been diagnosed with a low-level oblique strain and will miss the start of the season, the Tigers announced Wednesday. The team said that once healthy, Manning will … Continue reading

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Capel, Gutierrez named Midwest League players of the week

Lake County Captains outfielder Conner Capel and West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Alfred Gutierrez respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for August 7-13. Capel played in six games during that period, batting .444 (12-for-27) … Continue reading

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Whitecaps tie MWL shutouts record, get top Tigers prospect

The West Michigan Whitecaps tied the Midwest League record for shutouts pitched in a single season Sunday, and will send the Detroit Tigers’ top prospect to the mound in their first attempt to claim the record for their own Monday. The Whitecaps … Continue reading

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Whitecaps roster includes six top-30 Tigers prospects

Six players ranked among the top 30 Detroit Tigers prospects (according to Baseball America) will start the season with the West Michigan Whitecaps. Five of those prospects are pitchers: RHP Kyle Funkhouser (No. 5), LHP Austin Sodders (No. 16), RHP Bryan Garcia (No. … Continue reading

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