TigsTown PR 7/16: Moya Mashes Way to Top

The top spot in the power rankings had been controlled by Lakeland starting pitchers for much of the season, but power-hitting outfielder Steven Moya finally changed that this week. Plus, a pair of hitters in Toledo are heating up and making their presence known in the power rankings.

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1. OF Steven Moya - AA Erie
348 AB | .264 AVG | .833 OPS | 24 2B | 2 3B | 22 HR | 12 SB
Steven Moya went 5-for-17 adding a triple, three walks and six runs batted in since we last checked in. Moya also added a walk in a hitless day at the MLB Futures Game on Sunday afternoon. The 22-year-old outfielder leads the Eastern League in homers and is second in doubles, runs batted in and slugging percentage. Moya's .833 OPS is also tenth best in the Eastern League this season.

2. LHP Josh Turley - A+ Lakeland
97 1/3 IP | 1.85 ERA | 0.95 WHIP | 7-1 | 81 K | 23 BB |
Josh Turley picked up his first loss of the season after allowing three earned-runs off eight hits over seven innings. Despite the loss, Turley struck out five and extended his streak to twelve consecutive quality starts. After absolutely dominating FSL competition, the 23-year-old southpaw was recently rewarded with a promotion to Double-A Erie.

3. RHP Jake Thompson - A+ Lakeland
83 IP | 3.14 ERA | 1.20 WHIP | 6-4 | 79 K | 25 BB |
Jake Thompson earned the win for Team USA, striking out both batters that he faced in the MLB Futures Game on Sunday afternoon. The 20-year-old right-hander was also recently promoted to Double-A Erie.

4. 2B Hernan Perez - AAA Toledo
381 AB | .289 AVG | .739 OPS | 25 2B | 5 3B | 4 HR | 15 SB
Hernan Perez continues to swing a hot bat, going 7-for-20 with three doubles, a triple and a stolen base since last week's rankings. The 23-year-old added a triple, a double and a stolen base over that span of four games. Perez is batting a ridiculous .339 with 15 doubles, 5 triples and 3 homers since May 31st--a span of 168 at-bats.

5. RHP Angel Nesbitt - AA Erie
47 1/3 IP | 1.14 ERA | 0.97 WHIP | 2-0 | 49 K | 14 BB | 16 SV
Angel Nesbitt notched a save, and tossed 2 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, striking out five and walking just one last week. The 23-year-old flamethrower has struck out 12 over his past four outings--a span of seven innings.

6. RHP Jonathon Crawford - A West Michigan
79 1/3 IP | 3.29 ERA | 1.22 WHIP | 4-2 | 55 K | 31 BB |
Jonathon Crawford earned a no-decision after allowing three earned-runs off five hits and three walks over five innings. After a red hot May, the soon-to-be 23-year-old has struggled a bit, striking out just 11 and posting a 4.83 ERA (thanks largely in part to 30 hits and 17 walks) over his last 31 2/3 innings.

7. 2B Devon Travis - AA Erie
206 AB | .282 AVG | .758 OPS | 10 2B | 4 3B | 4 HR | 7 SB
Devon Travis went 6-for-15 with a double and three walks this past week. After a rough first two months, the 23-year-old second baseman has hit .305 with 13 extra-base hits since the calendar flipped to June.

8. C Grayson Greiner - A West Michigan
60 AB | .350 AVG | .901 OPS | 2 2B | 0 3B | 2 HR | 0 SB
Grayson Greiner, continues to swing a hot bat, going 5-for-13 with four walks this past week. Greiner was the Tigers third round selection from this year's June Draft.

9. RHP Edgar De La Rosa - A+ Lakeland
94 IP | 2.39 ERA | 1.05 WHIP | 5-6 | 59 K | 32 BB |
Edgar De La Rosa finds his way back into the TigsTown Power Rankings. The 23-year-old threw seven innings allowing just one unearned run off four hits and two walks in his return from the disabled list. DLR has a microscopic 0.57 ERA and 0.67 WHIP with 22 strikeouts over his last five starts--a span of 31 1/3 innings.

10. OF Tyler Collins - AAA Toledo
307 AB | .261 AVG | .763 OPS | 8 2B | 1 3B | 14 HR | 10 SB
Tyler Collins makes his TigsTown Power Rankings debut after heating up a bit the past couple weeks. Collins is 16-for-50 (.320 batting average) with a pair of homers and eight walks this month. The 24-year-old also has a .887 OPS so far this month.

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