TigsTown Power Rankings (8/19)

Which Tigers minor leaguers are doing the best? The TigsTown Power Rankings let you know which players are performing well in the farm system. Austin Schotts' rise highlights a number of changes in this week's power rankings.

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.

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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

Just missed: Tyler Stohr, Jordan Lennerton, Danry Vasquez, Ben Guez


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