Kinsler Traded to Angels for Prospects

The Tigers continued their rebuild by trading Ian Kinsler to the LA Angels. So, who did the Tigers get for their Gold Glove second baseman? Let’s take a look.

Troy Montgomery

Troy Montgomery was the number 20 prospect in the Angels’ system before falling to number 25 in the Tigers’ system. Montgomery isn’t anything special as an overall player. He is above average in the speed category and is good at getting on base owning a .368 on base in his first pro season. Montgomery could be up as a September call up this season, however the Tigers do have better options than Montgomery to be a fourth outfielder.

Projected Role and ETA

Fourth outfielder. Late 2018 or middle 2019

Wilkel Hernandez

Wilkel Hernandez was the number 24 prospect for the Angels but he doesn’t crack the top 30 for the Tigers. Hernandez is an 18-year-old wild card. He spent 2017 at the rookie ball level where he pitched in 44.1 innings, owning a 2.64 ERA, and having a strikeout per inning. Standing 6’3” if he can grow into his frame and clean up a few control issues, he could be a force to be reckoned with.

Projected Role and ETA

His role is slightly tougher to project being so young but, he will either be a fifth starter or a back end of the bullpen. Late 2020 or start of 2021.

Josh Abeare

About Josh Abeare

Josh Abeare is a graduate of Allen Park high school, and sports editor for the Mirror News at Henry Ford College. He is the founder and owner of Bear Sports Network which keeps up with high school sports in the downriver area. Avid sports fan, baseball is my life. Also a coach of high school baseball and 18u baseball.
Josh Abeare

Josh Abeare

Josh Abeare is a graduate of Allen Park high school, and sports editor for the Mirror News at Henry Ford College. He is the founder and owner of Bear Sports Network which keeps up with high school sports in the downriver area. Avid sports fan, baseball is my life. Also a coach of high school baseball and 18u baseball.