It was not a good week to be named Tyler, as Tyler Clark and Tyler Collins both were knocked off the rankings. They were replaced by a West Michigan reliever and our first Connecticut Tiger to make the list. The top three remains the same, but some players fell hard after a rough week.
A reminder: These rankings come in a vacuum. A player's upside or position in the farm system has no effect. We already do a list of top prospects. This list is for which minor leaguers are performing the best, period. Only players currently in the minors are eligible.
Here are the new TigsTown Power Rankings:
1. Nick Castellanos (3B, Erie)
Season stats (Lakeland): .405 AVG, 3 HR, 32 RBI, .553 SLG, 1.014 OPS
Season stats (Erie): .289 AVG, 7 HR, 23 RBI, .421 SLG, .730 OPS
Castellanos struggled over the week, going 4-for-26 with five strikeouts, but remains in the top spot
2. Bruce Rondon (RP, Toledo)
Season stats (Lakeland): 1-0, 1.93 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 15 saves
Season stats (Erie): 0-1, 0.83 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 12 saves
Season stats (Toledo): 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP 1 save
Rondon pitched once over the week after going through a suspension. He walked three, but struck out two in a scoreless inning.
3. Niuman Romero (2B, Erie)
Season stats: .311 AVG, 8 HR, 63 RBI, 17 SB, .436 SLG, .812 OPS
Romero went 5-for-25 with a home run over the week.
4. Eugenio Suarez (SS, West Michigan)
Season stats: .298 AVG, 6 HR, 60 RBI, 19 SB, .430 SLG, .824 OPS
Suarez had a rebound week, going 9-for-23 with three doubles and two stolen bases to move up two spots.
5. Avisail Garcia (OF, Erie)
Season stats (Lakeland): .289 AVG, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 14 SB, .447 SLG, .771 OPS
Season stats (Erie): .306 AVG, 5 HR, 17 RBI, 9 SB, .459 SLG, .800 OPS
Garcia went 7-for-27 with a double and a stolen base in the past week.
6. Austin Schotts (OF, GCL Tigers)
Season stats: .344 AVG, 2 HR, 20 RBI, 12 SB, .473 SLG, .864 OPS
Since returning from the DL, Schotts has picked up right where he left off, going 8-for-29 with three RBIs and returning to the rankings.
7. Dean Green (1B, Lakeland)
Season stats (West Michigan): .306 AVG, 9 HR, 38 RBI, .502 SLG, .883 OPS
Season stats (Lakeland): .304 AVG, 3 HR, 26 RBI, .461 SLG, .827 OPS
Green went 7-for-24 with two home runs and five RBIs over the past week.
8. Adam Wilk (SP, Toledo)
Season stats: 6-11, 2.86 ERA, 1.02 WHIP
Wilk allowed five runs over two starts, but just one run was earned. He gave up one hit over five scoreless innings and picked up a win on Sunday.
9. Marcus Lemon (2B, Lakeland)
Season stats: .310 AVG, 2 HR, 25 RBI, .429 SLG, .792 OPS
After quickly climbing up the rankings, Lemon drops after going 2-for-20 over the last week.
10. Jade Todd (RP, West Michigan)
Season stats: 5-2, 1.81 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 1 save
Todd moves onto the list and is having a great season in West Michigan. He gave up one hit in 3 1/3 scoreless innings over the past week.
Dropped out: Tyler Collins, Tyler Clark