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 talk about some marginal prospects who happen to be having good seasons. Here is this week’s report team by team:
Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
Humberto Sanchez did well in his spot start for
There is not much exciting news from
Jair Jurrjens pitched 7 shutout innings allowing 3 runs on Monday. He now has a 2.01 ERA with a 53/10 K/BB ratio in 67 IP. Kyle Sleeth has made two short starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. He has pitched 5 innings allowing 4 earned runs on 7 hits and 3 walks. It will be a long road back but at least he has taken the first step. After struggling with his control for a few weeks, Kevin Whelan seemed to regain his form striking out 8 and allowing 1 hit and 0 walks in 4 innings this week. He now has a 4.43 ERA and 28/18 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings on the season. Kevin Ardoin has a 2.87 ERA and 46/7 K/BB ratio in 78 1/3 innings…..Jeff Larish hit 4 home runs this week and is now batting .256/.365/.502 with a league leading 30 extra base hits. Other
Ramon Garcia pitched 5 innings allowing 1 run on 6 hits and a walk in his only start of the week. For the season, he has a 1.70 ERA and 53/11 K/BB ratio in 69 innings. Here are some stats for other Lakeland starters: Sendy Vazquez 3.08 ERA and 54/24 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings, Burke Badenhop (3.36, 50/11 K/BB in 69 2/3 IP) and Lucas French (3.68 ERA, 48/21 K/BB ratio in 71 IP). Orlando Perdomo has a 1.57 ERA and 26/5 K/BB ratio in 23 innings as the Whitecaps closer. Another reliever Anthony Claggett has a 0.33 ERA in 27 1/3 innings…..Cameron Maybin returned from his finger injury and went 0-3 with 1 walk last night. He is batting .320/.403/.495 on the season. Michael Holliman went 11-23 with 7 walks this week and is now batting .278/.396/.434 overall. Justin Justice is batting .267/.319/.405. Matthew Joyce is hitting .260/.338/.413. Michael Hernandez is batting .362/.423/.565 in his first 17 professional games. Hernandez is 22 years old and was a non-drafted free agent. I don’t know yet whether he’s going to be a real prospect.