Erie SeaWolves infielder Gage Workman was named this week’s MiLB player of the week. Workman batted .333 this week with eight hits, seven RBIs, and 2 Home Runs.
The Detroit Tigers drafted Workman in the 4th round, 102 overall, back in 2020. He played three seasons with the Arizona Sun Devils. In college, he had a career batting average of .298, 51 extra-base hits, 14 Home Runs, and 81 RBIs. Workman walked 48 times and stole 15 bases as well in his college career.
Workman is now in his 3rd season as a member of the Detroit Tigers organization. He played for the Lakeland Flying-Tigers and the West Michigan Whitecaps in his first season in the minor leagues in 2021. He batted .237 with West Michigan and .256 with Lakeland. He spent the entirety of 2022 with the Erie SeaWolves, the Tigers Double-A affiliate. He batted .225 last season with 53 extra-base hits, 14 Home Runs, and 68 RBIs. Workman walked 34 times and stole 30 bases in 2022 as well.
2023 is Gage Workman’s breakout season
If you follow the Tigers farm system, then you probably predicted that Workman would have a breakout season. The SeaWolves’ infielder is on the right path, one that leads to Toledo. If Workman can stay consistent and be productive for Erie, it won’t be long before he gets the call-up. Workman has all the tools to be a great big-league player. He’s got a good bat. He’s an extra-base machine. He’s got good speed. Good defensively. Overall, he’s a very good well, rounded player. Workman has a batting average of .333 to start the season. In only nine games, he has six extra-base hits and 7 RBIs. Workman has two doubles, two triples, and two home runs so far in 2023. He’s walked seven times and stolen a base as well. He had a four hit game last week where he was just a double shy of the cycle. In his 4th at-bat, he needed the double to complete it, but instead, he hit his 2nd Home Run of the game. He has the skillset, and depending on when he gets to Toledo (if he does at all this season), I wouldn’t be surprised if Workman is a September call-up for the Tigers.