TigsTown Power Rankings (7/29)

Which Tigers minor leaguers are doing the best? The TigsTown Power Rankings let you know which players are performing well in the farm system. The top spot changes hands this week while three players fall out of the top 10.

In this week's edition of the TigsTown Power Rankings the top spot is reclaimed by a player who has already held it multiple times this season while three players fall out of the top 10.

Disagree with any of my rankings? Take it to the TigsTown Premium Forum and see if you can persuade me to make a change.

1. 2B Devon Travis

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Lakeland

.388

2

10

7

.441


ANALYSIS: Devon Travis jumps back into the number one spot this week after showing a strong presence at the plate as he starts to establish himself as an everyday hitter with the Flying Tigers. Travis has reached in 9 of his last 10 games and is showing the consistency fans became so familiar with in West Michigan.

2.OF Avisail Garcia

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.388

5

22

7

.422


ANALYSIS: Avisail Garcia falls a spot this week despite having a few very strong starts over the last week. The gap between Garcia and Travis is miniscule so there's a good chance the two will continue to jockey for the top spot.

3.LHP Jose Alvarez

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

7-4

2.64

100

18

1.05


ANALYSIS: Jose Alvarez moves up to the third spot this week after a fairly mediocre but still solid outing against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Alvarez gave up 11 hits but only one run and earned the no decision. The strongest point of the lefty's numbers in his strikeouts-to-walks ratio, which is very impressive.

4.LHP Blaine Hardy

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

4-0

1.71

25

7

1.06


ANALYSIS: Another Toledo lefty, Blaine Hardy is making his season debut on the list in the number four spot. Hardy put up strong numbers in Erie and has been even more dominant since being promoted to Toledo. Hardy has given up just three earned runs over his last six starts, which could start to gain him more attention if he continues at that rate.

5.LHP Kyle Ryan

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Lakeland

9-6

3.00

75

30

1.18


ANALYSIS: Kyle Ryan stays in the fifth spot this week after a short outing last week put him on the disabled list. Ryan's stint on the disabled list should be a short one, meaning the Flying Tigers should have their best pitcher this season back shortly.

6.OF Daniel Fields

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Erie

.288

7

40

35

.361


ANALYSIS: Daniel Fields makes his season debut just shy of the top five this week after ending July on a very strong note. Fields has had five runs driven in over his last five games and has been an essential part of the SeaWolves' lineup this month.

7.RHP Jon Link

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

0-2

3.86

4

2

0.93


ANALYSIS: Jon Link falls four spots this week after another bumpy outing in his second start since being promoted. Link allowed four runs in seven innings and fell to 0-2 with the Mud Hens. There's still plenty of time left this season for Link to turn his fortune around but he's struggles with adjusting to International League hitters so far.

8.OF Danny Dorn

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.263

20

70

40

.331


ANALYSIS: Danny Dorn falls a spot this week after cooling off a bit toward the end of July. Dorn hasn't had as many opportunities to drive in runners as he had earlier in the month but isn't hitting as well with runners in scoring position, either.

9.OF Nick Castellanos

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.278

13

58

47

.346


ANALYSIS: Nick Castellanos holds onto the ninth spot this week after hitting the ball pretty well with runners in scoring position. Castellanos still has a long way to go before he can climb back to the top of this list but as we've already seen this season he is more than capable of doing it.

10.1B Jordan Lennerton

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.290

14

46

65

.392


ANALYSIS: After a brief hiatus from the top 10, Jordan Lennerton is back rounding out the list. Lennerton hit a slump for most of July but has steadily climbed out of it as of late. Lennerton had a strong game on Sunday as he drove in two runs and hit his fourteenth homer of the season. More of the same could move Lennerton back to the top of the list he claimed for over a month earlier in the season.

Honorable Mention:

Ben Verlander, Danry Vasquez

Dropped Out:

Bryan Holaday, Jeff Holm, Danry Vasquez

  Share on Twitter

Tigs Town Top Stories