TigsTown Power Rankings (6/17)

Which Tigers minor leaguers are doing the best? The TigsTown Power Rankings let you know which players are performing well in the farm system. This week West Michigan's top hitter makes his second appearance at number one this season while two recently demoted players reappear on the list.

In this week's edition of the TigsTown Power Rankings an infielder makes his second appearance at number one this season while a few demoted players reappear on the list.

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1. 2B Devon Travis

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

West Michigan

.350

6

37

30

.423


ANALYSIS: Devon Travis reclaims the top spot he held in the first week of this season's rankings after a strong performance last week. Travis had a home run and drove in five runs over the past seven days and continues to be the driving force behind West Michigan's offense. He made not have made the All Star Game in a Midwest League that is very deep at second base but he's the star of a Whitecaps so far this season.

2. 1B Jordan Lennerton

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.335

11

35

49

.441


ANALYSIS: Jordan Lennerton falls out of the top spot this week after a long reign atop this list. While he's still done a pretty impressive job of getting on base the run production and power at the plate have faltered a bit. He's still having the best season at the plate out of the Toledo hitters this season but other Mud Hens are quickly catching up.

3. OF Nick Castellanos

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.290

10

38

34

.364


ANALYSIS: Nick Castellanos falls a spot this week after having a bit of an up-and-down series against Syracuse. Castellanos drove in three runs and reached base multiple times in the first two games of the series but struck out eight times in the final two games, going 0-for-9 over that stretch.

4.LHP Jose Alvarez

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

5-4

2.78

84

16

1.02


ANALYSIS: Jose Alvarez makes his way back in the top 10 after returning to Toledo from his spot start in Detroit. If major league play counted on this list Alvarez would probably be listed higher but a rough start against Syracuse puts him at the fourth spot this week. Still, Alvarez's strong start with the Tigers could be a good sign of things to come.

5.OF Avisail Garcia

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.467

1

6

2

.489


ANALYSIS: Like Alvarez, Avisail Garcia makes it back on this list after being sent down from Detroit to make room for Austin Jackson. Garcia has the potential to move up this list very quickly as he's been strong in limited time with the Mud Hens and had a pretty successful run in 24 games in Detroit.

6.RHP Bruce Rondon

Team

SV

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

13

1.05

36

12

0.94


ANALYSIS: Bruce Rondon fell one spot this week after having a fairly shaky week in relief. Rondon did give up an earned run in four appearances last week but also had three saves and didn't walk a single batter. He also had eight strikeouts in that span, something managers certainly like to see from their closers.

7.LHP Jordan John

Team

W/L

ERA

SO

BB

WHIP

West Michigan

5-3

2.65

46

20

1.23


ANALYSIS: Jordan John debuts on the top 10 list this week after multiple strong starts in West Michigan. John has given up just four hits in his last two starts while striking out seven and only walking one. John is starting to move toward the ace role for the Whitecaps and could move into the top five of this list in weeks to come.

8.LHP Matt Hoffman

Team

W/L

ERA

SO

BB

WHIP

Toledo

4-1

1.13

28

10

1.17


ANALYSIS: Matt Hoffman fell two spots on the list this week after having a pretty mediocre week with the exception of his strikeout total. Hoffman gave up a run against Syracuse on Sunday but has otherwise been impressive, striking out five hitters over the last week.

9.LHP Kyle Ryan

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Lakeland

6-5

3.22

49

21

1.11


ANALYSIS: Kyle Ryan moves down a spot this week after a pretty average start in which he earned a no decision. Ryan gave up two earned runs on six hits in the game but struck out six and walked none, a feat impressive for any starter.

10.2B Hernan Perez

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Erie

.306

3

24

11

.332


ANALYSIS: Hernan Perez took the biggest fall this week after having a very lackluster week at the plate. Perez still hit the ball fairly well but failed to draw many walks or hit for extra bases. Perez is still hitting the ball, going for a .297 average over his last 10 games. That being said, in order for Perez to move back up in the rankings he'll need to start hitting for extra bases and improve upon his plate discipline.

Honorable Mention:

James McCann, Mike Cervenak, Kyle Lobstein

Dropped Out:

Warwick Saupold, Harold Castro, Kyle Lobstein

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