TigsTown Power Rankings (8/5)

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 five is shuffled a bit after the Tigers traded Avisail Garcia while a closer makes his top 10 debut.

In this week's edition of the TigsTown Power Rankings a regular in the top five has to be replaced after the Tigers traded Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox.

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1. 2B Devon Travis

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Lakeland

.383

2

11

7

.426


ANALYSIS: Devon Travis' stats slipped slightly over the past week but the second baseman still increases his gap over the rest of the group due to the trade of Avisail Garcia. Travis has been doing progressively better since becoming an everyday player in Lakeland's lineup and is consistently creating a stat sheet that could quickly put him on the map within the organization.

2.LHP Kyle Ryan

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Lakeland

10-6

2.85

81

30

1.15


ANALYSIS: Kyle Ryan moves up to the second spot this week after coming off of the disabled list with an impressive win. Ryan gave up one unearned run against Jupiter on Saturday on the way to his tenth win of the season.

3.LHP Jose Alvarez

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

7-5

2.68

102

22

1.06


ANALYSIS: Jose Alvarez stays at number three this week after a less-than-stellar outing against Durham. Alvarez walked more batters than he struck out for the first time this season and earned his fifth loss of the year. That being said, Alvarez's stat sheet is still strong.

4.OF Daniel Fields

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Erie

.284

8

45

36

.354


ANALYSIS: Daniel Fields moves into the fourth spot this week after having a strong week with runners in scoring position. Fields drove in five runs and had a homer this week for Erie, a team that is having the best fortune with wins in Detroit's farm system.

5.LHP Blaine Hardy

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

4-1

2.30

31

9

1.18


ANALYSIS: Blaine Hardy falls a spot this week after suffering his first real hiccup since being promoted to Toledo. Hardy gave up three runs over five innings in earning his first loss since being promoted. Despite that loss, Hardy is still having a strong year and is a key part of Toledo's rotation.

6.OF Danny Dorn

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.268

22

73

42

.336


ANALYSIS: Danny Dorn jumped two spots this week after a strong display of power led the lefty to two home runs. Dorn has been the best power hitter for Toledo this season and is quietly becoming the key hitter in the lineup in the second half.

7.1B Jordan Lennerton

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.294

14

47

69

.395


ANALYSIS: Jordan Lennerton moves up three spots this week after the left-handed hitter started to gain some of his first half momentum in late July. Lennerton has a long way to go before he returns to first half form, but if last week is a sign of things to come, Lennerton and the Mud Hens could be in good shape.

8.RHP Corey Knebel

Team

SV

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

West Michigan

10

1.00

21

7

0.89


ANALYSIS: Corey Knebel debuts in the eighth spot this week after quietly putting together an impressive resume at the back end of West Michigan's bullpen. Knebel has earned eight saves in his last 10 appearances and has really only had one slightly tough outing with the Whitecaps this season.

9.OF Nick Castellanos

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.279

13

60

51

.351


ANALYSIS: Nick Castellanos stays in the ninth spot for the third consecutive week after putting up pretty strong numbers in Toledo's lineup this week. Castellanos is still developing into the hitter Tigers' fans want him to be but his numbers show that he is coming closer to that bar.

10.C Ramon Cabrera

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Erie

.296

0

34

27

.376


ANALYSIS: Ramon Cabrera reappears at the tail end of the top 10 this week after putting up good numbers since being demoted. Cabrera had really strong numbers at the start of the season with Erie but struggled immensely after being promoted to Toledo.

Honorable Mention:

James McCann, Mike Cervenak

Dropped Out:

Avisail Garcia (Traded to Chicago White Sox), Jon Link

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