TigsTown Power Rankings (7/15)

Which Tigers minor leaguers are doing the best? The TigsTown Power Rankings let you know which players are performing well in the farm system. Three new players are added to the top 10 this week with a very popular last name rounding out the group.

In this week's edition of the TigsTown Power Rankings three new players are added to the top 10 with a very famous last name rounding out the group.

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1.OF Avisail Garcia

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.422

3

13

2

.435


ANALYSIS: Avisail Garcia holds the top spot for a second week in a row after a pretty strong week at the plate. Garcia has recorded hits in 9 of his last 10 games with one bad outing on the books in which he struck out three times. Garcia still needs to develop more patience at the plate as he isn't drawing many walks but is striking out with far too much frequency.

2. 2B Devon Travis

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Lakeland

.378

1

3

4

.429


ANALYSIS: Devon Travis stays at number two this week but is quickly starting to gain momentum since being promoted to Lakeland. Travis is turning into an everyday player with the Flying Tigers which means he could reclaim the top spot on this list that he's already held for many weeks very soon.

3.RHP Jon Link

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Erie

3-1

1.13

21

5

0.88


ANALYSIS: Jon Link moves up a spot this week but is quickly making a case for the top spot on this list. In Link's one start of the week the righty threw a complete game and didn't give up an earned run while striking out eight and not giving up a walk. Link has only given up five earned runs over his five starts with Erie and hasn't given up a home run in his last four starts.

4.LHP Kyle Ryan

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Lakeland

9-6

3.08

71

29

1.17


ANALYSIS: Kyle Ryan moves up a spot this week after shaking off a subpar start with a very strong outing on Saturday. Ryan's been a strong strikeout pitcher all season long but is still lacking the consistency that will push him to the next level. As that develops Ryan will continue to move up the organizational ranks.

5.LHP Jose Alvarez

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

6-4

2.63

92

17

0.98


ANALYSIS: Jose Alvarez reappears on this list in the top five after being demoted from Detroit last week. Alvarez had some highs and lows with the Tigers but is definitely the strongest hurler in the Mud Hens' rotation at this point. His command is steadily improving and hitters have yet to figure out his strikeout pitch at the Triple-A level.

6.OF Nick Castellanos

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.281

12

49

44

.353


ANALYSIS: Nick Castellanos fell three spots this week and out of the top five after having a forgettable week at the plate. Castellanos has hit .190 in his last 10 games and went 1-for-11 in last week's series against Louisville.

7.OF Danry Vasquez

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

West Michigan

.292

4

33

30

.347


ANALYSIS: Danry Vasquez makes his season debut on this list at number seven after having a pretty strong month of July. Vasquez has been overshadowed a bit this season due to the great play of Devon Travis but has had the opportunity to shine a bit since Travis' departure. Vasquez has shown a knack for getting the extra base hit and has pretty strong plate discipline for a player his age.

8.OF Danny Dorn

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.264

19

67

38

.337


ANALYSIS: Danny Dorn makes his debut on this list in the eighth spot this week after having a big showing in the RBI department, driving in 9 runs over his last seven games. Nearly half of that run production came in the form of a grand slam on Sunday, but Dorn has quietly been a strong piece to the Toledo lineup all season long.

9.1B Jeff Holm

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

West Michigan

.294

8

61

37

.362


ANALYSIS: Jeff Holm continues to freefall on this list after falling two more spots this week to number 9. While Holm seems to be heating up again he's hit .200 over his last 10 games and hasn't done too well with runners in scoring position. One big plus for Holm is that he isn't striking out often, which may be one of his biggest assets moving forward.

10.OF Ben Verlander

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Connecticut

.265

1

9

6

.300


ANALYSIS: Ben Verlander makes his debut by rounding out the top 10 this week after the outfielder has started to heat up in Connecticut. Verlander has been the Tigers' best hitter early on this season and although he is still working on all of his tools, Verlander is showing a solid skill set already.

Honorable Mention:

Jordan Lennerton, Alex Phillips

Dropped Out:

Hernan Perez (Promoted to Detroit), Jordan Lennerton, Alex Phillips

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