The Detroit Tigers roster is set and only one rookie appears. But, by the end of 2012, there will be five prospects you will have seen play in a Tigers uniform.
The Tigers minor league system has been questioned over the years. Despite high draft picks in the 1990s and early 2000s, there were a lot of prospects who didn't equate to major league talent (Kyle Sleeth, Eric Munson, Nate Cornejo, etc.).
Earlier this year, ESPN ranked the Tigers 12th in their "Future Rankings." Part of the ranking was scoring the minor league system—ranking "quality and quantity of prospects in their farm system." The Tigers scored a 9 out of 30—the ninth lowest of all 30 teams.
However, there is still talent in the Tigers minor league system. Here are the five players you will see in the major leagues this season.