Athletic Writer Emily Waldon had a Detroit Tigers Prospect Q&A on Twitter last week. One question was posed about knuckleball prospect Josh Turley.
Does turley have a shot at the bigs? Would love to see a knuckleballer pitch in the D.
— Chris Garcia (@CGChurro95) May 12, 2018
Waldon gave the following answer concerning Turley:
There’s no question Turley has a feel for the knuckleball, but the biggest challenge is mastering the dance of the pitch, instead of letting it master you. The deception is there, however, and a lefty knuckleballer is just intriguing enough, I think, for the Tigers to consider adding him out of their bullpen at some point this season.
Auburn pitcher Casey Mize has long been the viewed as the number one overall draft pick in this years MLB. However, Kiley McDaniel held a chat two days ago on FanGraphs and expressed concerns over Mize’s medical history.
The Detroit Tigers have the overall number one pick in this years’ draft. A report from MLive this past week suggested that the Tigers are still undecided on whom they’re taking. With concerns over Mize the Tigers could instead draft Oregon State second baseman Nick Madrigal instead. If they do so it will be the fourth year in a row that a positional player is selected first overall.