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Why Spencer Torkelson's real development for Detroit Tigers is a secret to many

LAKELAND, Fla. — Detroit Tigers third baseman Spencer Torkelson isn't a secret.

Being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft (and breaking a record set by Barry Bonds) comes with enough publicity. He quietly roamed summer camp with the likes of former MVP Miguel Cabrera and budding right-hander Casey Mize. He got comfortable at the alternate training site in Toledo with Riley Greene, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2019 draft. And now, in the instructional league in Lakeland, Torkelson is smashing the "Tork Bombs" he displayed for two-plus seasons at Arizona State.