Manning was invited to the Tigers' major-league spring training Thursday.
Manning was very effective at the Double-A level in 2019, posting a 2.56 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP over 133.2 innings. The right-hander will get to work with the major-league coaching staff in spring training and could end up reaching the majors at some point in 2020.
Manning has a 2.60 ERA and 102:28 K:BB over 86.2 innings with Double-A Erie this year.
In his first full season at the Double-A level, Manning has been dominant, with opponents hitting just .194 against him. The 21-year-old recently earned a spot on the American League's Futures Game roster, and a promotion to Triple-A could be in order later this year for one of the top pitching prospects in baseball.
Manning struck out 10 across seven one-hit shutout frames in his second start of the season for Double-A Erie.
He now boasts a 0.75 ERA, 0.42 WHIP and .054 average against through two starts. It was good to see him rebound against a weak Altoona lineup after walking three in five innings in an otherwise stellar first start of the season. Manning is one of the game's top pitching prospects and now has four career starts at Double-A under his belt. He should head to Triple-A sometime this summer, and a 2019 big-league debut is not out of the question.
Manning was promoted to Double-A Erie on Friday.
Manning earned his second promotion of the season after pitching even better for High-A Lakeland than he did for Low-A West Michigan. He cut his ERA from 3.40 to 2.98 and lowered his walk rate from 11.8 percent to 9.3 percent without suffering a meaningful drop in strikeouts (32.1 percent to 31.7 percent). Manning will be able to make a start or two for Erie before the end of the Double-A season and should open 2019 at the same level, pushing for a promotion to Triple-A sometime next year.
Manning tossed five shutout innings and struck out nine while giving up one hit and two walks in his debut Wednesday for High-A Lakeland.
The 20-year-old endured no hiccups in his first start in the Florida State League, allowing only three baserunners while pumping in 64 of 92 pitches for strikes. Dating back to his final two outings at Low-A West Michigan, Manning has ceded just one earned run and has racked up 23 strikeouts in his last 19 innings. He likely won't be under consideration for a full-time appointment to the big leagues until at least 2020, but his big frame (6-foot-6, 190 pounds) and an arsenal that contains multiple plus offerings give Manning top-of-rotation upside if he can continue to make strides with his command and control.
Manning was promoted to High-A Lakeland on Wednesday.
Manning, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2016 draft, has electric stuff but has moved fairly slowly because of how difficult his arsenal can be to command at 6-foot-6. He posted a 3.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 76:28 K:BB in 55.2 innings after finishing 2017 strong for Low-A West Michigan. If Manning is able to hold his own at High-A and limit the free passes, he should continue to climb up prospect lists due to his frontline-caliber stuff, highlighted by a mid-to-high 90s fastball and wipeout slider.
Manning worked a career-high seven scoreless innings for Low-A West Michigan in its 8-0 win over Dayton on Sunday. He gave up three hits and a walk and struck out six.
Manning commanded and controlled his fastball effectively against both left- and right-handed hitters Sunday in what may have been the finest outing of his young career. The 20-year-old righty lowered his ERA to 3.70 and has generated 68 punchouts over 48.2 innings in his return trip to the Midwest League. He'll likely be in store for a promotion to High-A Lakeland within the next few weeks.
Manning struck out nine over six scoreless innings Tuesday for Low-A West Michigan. He scattered three hits and one walk in the start.
It was the best of the right-hander's six starts this season, with Manning pounding the zone for 58 strikes on 87 pitches and whiffing the side in the second inning. Perhaps more significantly, Manning walked just one batter for the second time in three starts, an encouraging sign after he issued 12 free passes in his first three outings of the season. If the 20-year-old continues to curb the walks in his subsequent starts, he'll likely earn a promotion to High-A Lakeland at some point this summer.
Manning (oblique) was activated from the minor-league disabled list Wednesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic Detroit reports.
Manning is ready to make his 2018 debut after spending the first few weeks of the season on the shelf with an oblique strain. He'll report back to Low-A West Michigan, where he'll look to improve his command and consistency after posting a 5.60 ERA and 5.6 BB/9 across five starts (17.2 innings) there last season.
Manning was diagnosed with a low-level oblique strain and will rest until he is pain free and then resume a throwing program.
The Tigers were very intent on making it clear that this is not an injury that they think will lead to surgery, but that is still a possibility if his pain does not subside. According to the team, he is expected to start the year in extended spring training for a couple weeks before being activated at Low-A West Michigan. His dynasty-league stock should take a small hit due to this news.
Manning went five innings and allowed just one run while striking out 10 for Low-A West Michigan in the Midwest League playoffs Friday.
Manning closed the regular season with by allowing just one run over his final 16 innings (three starts) and striking out 25. At just 19, Manning is a ways away from the majors, but he has a ton of upside and is someone to watch in dynasty formats.
Manning has been making strides with Low-A West Michigan and has been impressing his manager, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Manning got off to a rough start when he was promoted to Low-A in early August, but he's dazzled in his last two starts. The 19-year-old covered 11 innings in those games, giving up just five hits and no runs. He also struck out 15. "This kid has potential to be a front-end guy, and he's going to be pitching in some pretty big games for the Detroit Tigers," West Michigan manager Mike Rabelo said. Manning rates as the organization's No. 5 prospect, and while it'll be a while until he reaches the majors, there is a lot of upside here.
Manning gave up four earned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three over 1.2 innings in his debut for Low-A West Michigan.
He posted a 1.89 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 36:14 K:BB in 33.1 innings with short-season Connecticut, so his season on the whole has been a success. His primary flaw against hitters in the New York-Penn League was issuing too many free passes, and he was at it again in his Low-A debut. Manning has overpowering stuff when he's on, but improved fastball command and overall control of his pitches will be crucial if he is to reach his ceiling.
Manning has been struggling to fully let loose his fastball in extended spring training, as he is gearing down to guide the ball into the zone, Baseball America reports.
Not only has Manning not been pitching with a full-season affiliate, thus failing to improve his stock since the end of last season, but he is apparently struggling in extended spring training, so his stock has legitimately taken a hit. He still has impressive raw stuff, but it sounds like he will be a slow mover through the minor-league ranks.
Manning will start the 2017 season at extended spring training, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com reports.
Just 19 years old, Manning will stay down in Florida for some extra work before likely joining a short-season team later in the summer. Manning features an electric fastball and a solid curve, but he's still quite raw.