Tigers Send Former No. 1 Overall Pick Down To Triple-A

He came into the season as as the Number 4 overall prospect in baseball. But after three-plus months, he's just never been able to find his footing in the big leagues. Now, Spencer Torkelson will head back to the minors to work on things.

Per Detroit Tigers beat writer Jason Beck, Torkelson has been sent to Triple-A Toledo to allow him to "clear his head, work on approach at plate and get regular at-bats in lower pressure environment."

The former No. 1 overall pick in 2020, Torkelson hit just .197 with the Tigers, with a meager .282 on-base percentage, and a .577 OPS. He had 5 homers and 21 RBIs.

Tigers manager AJ Hinch said, "he's too good a hitter for us to just continue to let him grind at this level and not reach the desired results."

Last year, his first in the minors, he hit 30 home runs across High-A, Double-A and Triple-A, good for 11th in all of minor league baseball. But the 22-year-old has simply been unable to get that power to translate to the majors. 

He'll now get a chance to find his mojo back in the minors.

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