After Venezuelan legend Miguel Cabrera retires this year, the Detroit Tigers appear to have settled on a new superstar, as everything points to the baton being passed by first baseman Spencer Torkelson, the No. 1 pick in the 2020 draft.
Cabrera had a historic career in the MLB, even more so with the Bengals, where he reached the World Series, won two MVP awards and won a Triple Crown in 2012 Wang, there is no doubt that this history will end in the 2023 season.
Now, a new star is starting to shine for the Tigers, Torkelson, the forgotten prize of 2019, a team that lost a total of 114 games and was still a decade removed from their last playoff appearance.
The first baseman has been improving as of late, with 27 hits, 76 RBIs, 78 runs scored and 121 doubles so far this season. He’s hit 20 home runs in his last 52 games, so after some slow starts, he’s starting to show.
“We’re asking for everyone’s patience; we’re starting to get the rewards of the power that we all know he has,” Detroit strategist AJ Hincm said of Torkelson.