Saturday, April 22, 2006

Detroit Tiger Prospect Report - 4/22/06

As the season goes along, I'll be doing periodic updates on many of the Tiger prospects throughout the minor leagues. I'm not going to list them in any particular order. I'm just going to list some of the most interesting prospects at each level. I won't mention every prospect on every report, just ones that seem noteworthy at the time I'm writing it. I may occasionally even mention some marginal prospects who happen to be having good seasons. Here is this weeks report team by team:

Toledo Mudhens (AAA)
Record: 6-10

Wil Ledezma, who has been struggling with his control for over a year, is off to a good start: 23 innings, 2.28 ERA and an impressive 26/6 K/BB ratio.....There is not much offense at Toledo so far. Jack Hannahan is now playing multiple positions and is batting .306/.397/.469....Donald Kelly was hit in the back of the head with a cut off throw this week but he reportedly is OK. He has an OBP of .371 but is still making errors (3 so far)

Erie Seawolves (AA)
Record: 6-10

Brent Clevlen got off to a slow start but is starting to get going. He is batting .279 with 9 walks but not showing much power yet - just one home run.....Hard throwing Humberto Sanchez is off to a nice start - 1.69 ERA and 20/5 k/BB ratio in 16 innings.....Brian Rogers has a 0.69 ERA, no walks and 16 K in 13 innings.....One guy who continues to struggle offensively is Tony Giarratano who is batting .232 with no power and 17 k

Lakeland Tigers (A+)
Record: 8-7

Jeff Larish is off to one of the best starts of any Tiger minor league hitter - .269/.400/.462. His 10/12 BB/K ratio is especially impressive.....Jeff Frazier is batting .313/.348/.453 but needs to improve on his 4/15 BB/K ratio.....Clete Thomas is showing improved power batting .271/.338/.441 but has struckout 20 times.....Wilken Ramirez is off to a slow start batting .267 with little power and 18 strikeouts....Jair Jurrjens has a 2.12 ERA and a 14/1 k/BB ratio in 17IP....Kevin Whelan continues to impress with 9k and a 1.59 ERA in 5 2/3 IP. He is expected to move up the ladder fast

Western Michigan Whitecaps (A)
Record: 9-6

The most impressive Tiger minor leaguer so far has been Cameron Maybin who is batting .352/.397/.593 and racking up outfield assists. I said I'm not ranking these guys but he is #1 at this time.....Michael Hollimon is hitting .321/.419/.453.....Sendy Vazquez has not allowed a run in 16 innings .....Reliever Orlando Perdomo has a 1.17 ERA , no walks and 11 K in 7 2/3 innings.


  1. Thanks Lee for posting these updates. I find it hard enough to keep up with the big league club, these updates are invaluable for someone who wants a complete picture of the organization.

  2. Giarratano did well last spring too and then struggled. It happens. I think Clevlen has a chance to be very good though so I'll keep a close eye on him.



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