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Tigers LHP prospect Tarik Skubal struck out 11 hitters over five innings of one-hit baseball on Sunday for Double-A Erie.

Skubal allowed just one run, and it was unearned. He also walked two, so his K/BB ratio has improved to 108/21 over 85 innings. This was Skubal's first start at the Double-A level, and as you can see, it went very well. A ninth-round pick in last June's draft, the 22-year-old southpaw has been one of the best surprises in baseball -- at least in terms of prospect -- and he's showing a plus fastball/curve combo with an improved cutter/slider and change, to boot. Keep in mind that Skubal was a potential first-round pick candidate before a mediocre year at Seattle University, so this hasn't completely come out of nowhere. He's absolutely a prospect worth targeting in deep dynasty formats

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Have been keeping my eye on him for a while. Throws a lot of high fastballs and gets a ton of swings and misses. Will be interesting to see how the other pitches end up developing. 

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"Tarik Skubal was fire again on Friday night, but his offense couldn’t back him with any support. The lefthander backed up his 11 strikeout debut last weekend with a 10 strikeout performance in this one. Of his 21 total strikeouts in 10 innings of Double-A work, every one has come on a swinging strike. Skubal mixed his curveball in quite a bit, showing a willingness to throw it in any count while mixing speeds with his fastball, topping out at 97 mph.He allowed just three hits and a walk over five innings, with a fourth inning solo shot accounting for the only blemish on his scorecard."

Dude is quickly emerging as one the top lefty pitching prospects in the game. 

From: https://www.blessyouboys.com/2019/7/13/20692681/detroit-tigers-minor-leagues-tarik-skubal-andre-lipcius-kingston-liniak-dawel-lugo

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This kid's numbers are becoming too hard to ignore.  He's gotta be getting some top 100 love soon.

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3 minutes ago, BigPapi44 said:

This kid's numbers are becoming too hard to ignore.  He's gotta be getting some top 100 love soon.

 

That 19.1 K/9 is a bit of an eye catcher, I'll give you that

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What a beast of a rotation the Tigers might soon have - Mize, Manning, and Skubal.  We can add Boyd to that list if they keep him and it seems like we can expect all of them up some time next year. 

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Watched a couple vids on YT of his stuff, it looks like it is really difficult for hitters to pick up the ball coming out of his delivery.  

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