TigsTown Power Rankings (8/12)

Which Tigers minor leaguers are doing the best? The TigsTown Power Rankings let you know which players are performing well in the farm system. A familiar face moves back into the top five this week while two players make their season debut.

In this week's edition of the TigsTown Power Rankings the top two remain intact while the rest of the list continues to be shuffled.

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1. 2B Devon Travis

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Lakeland

.377

4

19

9

.426


ANALYSIS: Devon Travis maintains his spot atop this list after another strong week helped to earn Lakeland a few big wins. Travis' big outing came against Dunedin in which he belted two home runs and drove in seven in a lopsided win.

2.LHP Kyle Ryan

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Lakeland

10-6

2.85

83

31

1.15


ANALYSIS: Kyle Ryan holds steady in the second spot this week after earning a no decision against Clearwater. Ryan was solid but not great in the start, striking out only two batters and giving up two earned runs in the outing.

3.OF Daniel Fields

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Erie

.285

10

49

37

.354


ANALYSIS: Daniel Fields jumps a spot to number three this week after putting up decent numbers at the plate, driving in four runs and notching two home runs as Erie moved back into the top spot in the division.

4.LHP Blaine Hardy

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

4-1

2.19

33

12

1.19


ANALYSIS: Blaine Hardy moves up to the fourth spot this week after a pretty solid outing earned the starter a no decision against Indianapolis. Hardy is still struggling a bit with a strong strikeout pitch but his command is seemingly developing with each outing.

5.1B Jordan Lennerton

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.297

16

51

76

.402


ANALYSIS: Jordan Lennerton returns to the top five this week as he seems to be gradually returning to early season form. Perhaps his most impressive feat over the last week is the seven walks he was able to draw, raising his on base percentage to .402.

6.LHP Jose Alvarez

Team

W/L

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

Toledo

8-6

2.79

113

25

1.07


ANALYSIS: Jose Alvarez falls three spots to number six this week after following a pretty strong outing with a less-than-stellar performance against Indianapolis in which he gave up five runs in less than five innings.

7.RHP Corey Knebel

Team

SV

ERA

K

BB

WHIP

West Michigan

11

0.86

27

7

0.86


ANALYSIS: Corey Knebel moves up a spot this week after debuting in the top 10 last week. Knebel has taken over the closer roll nearly seamlessly and has been especially impressive as of late, throwing seven strikeouts without allowing a walk over the last week.

8.OF Jason Krizan

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Lakeland

.287

3

47

47

.383


ANALYSIS: Jason Krizan makes his top 10 debut in the eighth spot this week after having a field day with runners in scoring position, driving in 13 runs over his last 10 games and getting on base in eight of his last 10. Krizan isn't a household name by any means but he's quietly putting up strong numbers with the Flying Tigers.

9.1B Dominic Ficociello

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Connecticut

.274

3

24

14

.333


ANALYSIS: Dominic Ficociello is the second Connecticut position player to make the top 10 this season after hitting for a .357 average and driving in 11 runs over his last 10 games. Ficociello is part of a Connecticut offense that is slowly starting to heat up at the plate and is a big reason for the recent success the Tigers have had hitting the ball.

10.OF Nick Castellanos

Team

AVG

HR

RBI

BB

OBP

Toledo

.278

13

64

52

.351


ANALYSIS: Nick Castellanos rounds out the top 10 this week after the outfielder continued to be less-than-stellar at the plate. Castellanos is still showing steady improvement with experience and is having a good season by all accounts.

Honorable Mention:

Danny Dorn, Francisco Martinez

Dropped Out:

Danny Dorn, Ramon Cabrera

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