Detroit Tigers’ 2020 first overall pick Spencer Torkelson is reportedly on the verge of breaking camp with the big league club, per Jon Morosi. Prospect Riley Green is also a candidate to make the roster. Torkelson is 22 and Green is 21 so both are considered as the future of the team.
Torkelson is a top prospect who is well-known amongst die hard fans. However, the 2020 MLB Draft went a bit under the radar given that it came during the height of the pandemic, and a baseball draft was the last thing on most people’s minds. But he has played well in the minor leagues and appears ready for the Majors at just age 22.
Torkelson recently stated that he feels confident as Spring Training winds down.
“Confidence is there. I feel great, and I’m having a lot of fun. They knew what they were going to get, and they’re getting it.”
He and Green have been tearing the cover off of the ball so far during Spring Training. Torkelson has smashed four doubles and has 6 hits over the course of 21 at-bats. Green has 2 home runs, 1 triple, and 1 double in just 15 at-bats.
General Manager Al Avila expressed his desire for both players to make the Tigers roster.
“We want them to make the team. That’s our hope. That would mean they’ve been successful and are in a position to help us make the playoffs this year.”
The power-hitting duo looks poised to make the team out of Spring Training and help the Tigers have a successful season.
The future is undoubtedly bright for Spencer Torkelson and Riley Green.