• Top prospect Torkelson 'excited for real competition' with Whitecaps

    1 day ago - By Wood TV

    PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - With all of the weight of being the no. 1 overall MLB draft pick, there wasn't an eye in the Detroit Tigers organization not watching Spencer Torkelson during spring training.
    Coming from Arizona State, where he hit 25 home runs as a freshman to break Barry Bonds' former record with the program, Torkelson earned his top pick.
    So what happened in Lakeland during spring training wasn't how the 21-year-old wanted things to go. Torkelson went 1-for-27 with four walks and 16 strikeouts in Grapefruit League games. It was a humbling experience for a player used to...
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