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History of MLB deals for top prospects after Detroit Tigers signed Colt Keith

Posted on AllSides January 31st, 2024
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The Detroit Tigers made a rare leap this week in investing in their future. On Sunday, the Tigers locked up top prospect Colt Keith, their likely starting second baseman on the 2024 Opening Day roster, to a six-year contract through 2029, plus club options for 2030-32, despite his not having made his MLB debut. The contract will be worth $82 million over nine years if all of the options are escalated and exercised. In 2023, Keith hit .306 with 27 home runs, 60 walks (10.4% walk rate), and 121 strikeouts...

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