TigsTown Power Rankings (8/26)

Which Tigers minor leaguers are doing the best? The TigsTown Power Rankings let you know which players are performing well in the farm system. Dean Green and Austin Schotts head in different directions in this week's rankings.

What a difference a week makes. After shooting up to No. 6 in last week's rankings, a really bad week pushed Austin Schotts down to the bottom. With a little more than a week left in the seasons, the Power Rankings will be coming to an end, soon. We'll see who can make one last push, but first, let's look back at this past 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): .285 AVG, 7 HR, 24 RBI, .417 SLG, .736 OPS

Castellanos went 5-for-23 with six strikeouts, but finished the week on a five-game hitting streak.

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, 3.60 ERA, 1.6 WHIP 1 save

Rondon gave up two earned runs in one inning on Aug. 21, but rebounded with a perfect inning on Aug. 25.

3. Niuman Romero (2B, Erie)

Season stats: .304 AVG, 8 HR, 64 RBI, 17 SB, .424 SLG, .798 OPS

Romero went 4-for-23, but was named to the Eastern League All-Star team.

4. Avisail Garcia (OF, Erie)

Season stats (Lakeland): .289 AVG, 8 HR, 36 RBI, 14 SB, .447 SLG, .771 OPS

Season stats (Erie): .312 AVG, 5 HR, 179RBI, 9 SB, .462 SLG, .810 OPS

Garcia went 10-for-29 with two doubles and a triple and moved up one spot in the rankings.

5. Dean Green (1B, Lakeland)

Season stats (West Michigan): .306 AVG, 9 HR, 38 RBI, .502 SLG, .883 OPS

Season stats (Lakeland): .325 AVG, 3 HR, 29 RBI, .475 SLG, .866 OPS

Green had a monster week, going 8-for-18 and moves up two spots.

6. Eugenio Suarez (SS, West Michigan)

Season stats: .295 AVG, 6 HR, 64 RBI, 21 SB, .421 SLG, .812 OPS

Suarez went 6-for-25 with four RBIs and two stolen bases.

7. Adam Wilk (SP, Toledo)

Season stats: 7-11, 2.76 ERA, 1.02 WHIP

Wilk pitched five scoreless innings in his one start over the week, giving up three hits and three walks.

8. Jade Todd (RP, West Michigan)

Season stats: 6-2, 1.67 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 2 saves

Todd pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings over three appearances, including one save.

9. Danry Vasquez (OF, Connecticut)

Season stats: .320 AVG, 1 HR, 29 RBI, .403 SLG, .756 OPS

Vasquez makes his debut on the list. He went 7-for-26 with three walks in the last week.

10. Austin Schotts (OF, GCL Tigers)

Season stats: .310 AVG, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 15 SB, .452 SLG, .812 OPS

Schotts had a rough week, going 3-for-24 with seven strikeouts, dropping four spots and just hanging on in the rankings.

Dropped out: Marcus Lemon

Just missed: Tyler Stohr, Jordan Lennerton, Ben Guez, Tyler Collins

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