“He’s going to be, I think we can confidently say he’s put himself on the map and, and earned his way up here.” said Hinch. But the quality of the at-bats and the swing decisions are key points for him since he burst from the minor league scene and that puts into the conversation for next season.”
Carpenter hit six home runs since his call-up. Combine that with his numbers at Erie and Toledo, he finishes the season with 36. All six of his home runs came off fastballs.
Well, I think it’s, think it’s a good sign. A lot of people deserve credit for that along the way. The first one being him, the Player Development staff. Both managers that he played for this year, the minor leagues, Gabe and Floyd, you know, raved about him, kept pushing him to the, of the line throughout the season. Hinch on the level of excitement surrounding Carpenter’s rise to the major leagues this season.
Carpenter’s stock among Detroit Tigers prospects soared like a rocket this season. Because he was drafted in the 19th round, the story of getting to this level is unique. Gabe Kapler does come to mind as far as late-round draft picks goes who have made it to Detroit. He was drafted in the 57th round in 1995 and based on his work ethic and skill set, he has aged little since his playing days.
Detroit Tigers starter Matt Manning: 35.8
Hinch said today that they are going to run some tests on Manning before he goes back home to Sacramento. He finished September with an ERA of 2.78 over 22.2 innings of work. With his command, he took a step forward this season. Manning should be in contention for a spot in the 2023 rotation. The number 35.8% is the whiff rate on his slider this season, a pitch that has developed since the beginning of the season.