The Tigers received unwelcome news in late August when they had to shut down right-handed pitching prospect Matt Manning for the season because of a forearm strain. Fortunately, though, it looks as if Manning dodged a serious injury. Manning said Tuesday (via Jason Beck of MLB.com) that he suffered a mild injury and added that he’s at 100 percent right now.
Manning, now 22 years old, was the ninth overall pick of the Tigers in 2016. He has since been highly impressive in the minors, including during a 2019 campaign spent in Double-A ball. Manning made 24 starts that year, threw 133 2/3 innings and recorded a 2.56 ERA/2.53 FIP with 9.97 K/9 against 2.56 BB/9. He now ranks as a top-tier prospect at FanGraphs (No. 12), Baseball America (No. 15) and MLB.com (No. 20), among other outlets.
Assuming he is indeed healthy, Manning could debut for the Tigers at some point next year. The team’s rebuilding, but Manning is one of the reasons its pitching staff has plenty of reasons for hope going forward. BA ranks Manning and fellow young pitchers Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal right behind this year’s No. 1 pick, Spencer Torkelson, in its list of Tigers prospects.
Rays just out-rayed themselves. Their top relief arms have been used so much and haven’t produced. You pull snell who was lights out all game. 2 runs score. Not even a hindsight is 20/20 thing. If you’re the Dodgers you’re begging for snell to get pulled to attack an overworked pen. Mistakes were made
Games no where near over obviously, but I think the Rays looked at analytics and the third time through the lineup stats vs riding the hot hand
I get playing the analytics, but in a situation like this, you need to focus on who’s hot and who’s not.
Not anymore, in today’s game analytics over hot streaks.
How did that work out for them again? I’m sorry but there is still no substitute for the eye test imo. Roberts finally learned how to trust his gut (keeping urias in multiple times) and look where he finally got.
You play the analytics any other time, exepct for a do or die game. In games like that, the x-factor matters much more than any analytic. Both teams got to that point on analytics.
Should’ve played the matchup. Betts does way better vs RHP.
What a terrible batting lineup for a team on the verge of elimination. Ji-Man Choi led off, Manuel Margot and Kevin Kiermaier batted near the bottom of the order while the only other players with hitting success, Yandi Diaz and Mike Brosseau were late inning PH.
FredMcGriff for the HOF
Lowest tv ratings for a World Series ever. Fans have moved on.
Only one team had fans to tune in! The two lowest World Series games involved the Rays.
Let the Hinch sweepstakes begin
Don’t get fooled by the hype, Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal, Beau Burroughs and every other promising Tiger farmhand pitcher looked terrible. I don’t think Mize has MLB level stuff at all.
Mize has been passed by some of his fellow draft partners… Brady Singer looked better than him as did Bart, Bohm and Madrigal. Skubal even looked better. This might be a very long rebuild for the Tigers.
Roger Clemens got hammered his first taste of the majors. Its a little premature to read too much into a small sample size.
Absolutely… it’s way too early to tell. Randy Johnson took years to become a top pitcher. Mize’s career can’t be judged for many years from now. But, I can have an opinion.
…and Greg Maddux had a 5.52 ERA his first taste in the Majors and then followed that up with a 6-14 record with a 5.61 ERA in his second season.
There are 29 other teams who will take him.