As a reminder, the weekly rankings do not re?ect overall prospect status; nor are they exclusive to members of the TigsTown Top 50. The weekly update factors both performance from the previous week of play and overall numbers. Only players currently in the minors will be eligible each week. Be sure to check back every Wednesday for the latest edition.
1. OF Steven Moya - AA Erie
422 AB | .275 AVG | .857 OPS | 27 2B | 3 3B | 28 HR | 15 SB
Steven Moya remained hot, going 8-for-21 this past week. Moya added two more home runs and drove in four more runs. The 22-year-old outfielder leads the Eastern League in homers, runs-batted-in and slugging percentage and is fourth in doubles. Moya's .857 OPS is also seventh best in the Eastern League this season.
2. 2B Devon Travis - AA Erie
305 AB | .307 AVG | .835 OPS | 15 2B | 5 3B | 9 HR | 11 SB
Devon Travis remained red hot as well, going 12-for-26 with three doubles and two homers this past week. The 23-year-old finished July batting .328 with an .841 OPS over 119 at-bats.
3. RHP Buck Farmer - AA Erie
109 2/3 | 2.63 ERA | 1.09 WHIP | 11-5 | 122 K | 26 BB |
Buck Farmer earned the win in his Double-A debut on August 1st. Farmer allowed just two earned runs over the six inning start. The 23-year-old struck out six, allowing just three hits and two walks in the outing. The SeaWolves will hand the ball to Farmer again on Thursday evening against the Fisher Cats.
4. LHP Kevin Ziomek - A West Michigan
99 IP | 2.36 ERA | 1.23 WHIP | 8-6 | 119 K | 47 BB |
Kevin Ziomek lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing three earned-runs off four hits and three walks in his lone start of the week. Despite the rough outing, Ziomek currently has the second most strikeouts (119) and second best ERA (2.36) in the MidWest League. The Whitecaps will hand the ball to Ziomek again on Saturday evening against the Lugnuts.
5. C James McCann - AAA Toledo
332 AB | .310 AVG | .787 OPS | 30 2B | 0 3B | 3 HR | 6 SB
James McCann continues his climb up the TigsTown Power Rankings. The 24-year-old catcher went 12-for-28 with three doubles, a homer and six runs driven in this past week. McCann hit .383 over 81 at-bats in July; and is batting .429 with a 1.111 OPS over his last ten games.
6. RHP Angel Nesbitt - AA Erie
54 2/3 IP | 1.32 ERA | 1.04 WHIP | 3-0 | 57 K | 19 BB | 18 SV
Angel Nesbitt allowed an earned run off a hit and two walks over 2/3 innings in his lone action of the week.
7. RHP Jonathon Crawford - A West Michigan
99 IP | 3.18 ERA | 1.26 WHIP | 6-3 | 65 K | 41 BB |
Jonathon Crawford took a loss and a no-decision since we last checked in. Crawford allowed five earned-runs off eleven hits and seven walks over the two outings. The soon-to-be 23-year-old will look to turn things around when he gets the ball again next week against the Silver Hawks.
8. LHP Josh Turley - AA Erie
120 1/3 | 2.09 ERA | 1.03 WHIP | 10-2 | 93 K | 30 BB |
Josh Turley spun a gem on Sunday afternoon, tossing seven scoreless innings, striking out five and allowing just two hits and two walks. The southpaw gets the ball next on Saturday evening against the Rock Cats.
9. RHP Edgar De La Rosa - A+ Lakeland
115 IP | 2.68 ERA | 1.14 WHIP | 7-8 | 71 K | 43 BB |
Edgar De La Rosa earned a no-decision and a win this past week. DLR allowed three earned-runs off seven hits and six walks over the two starts. The 23-year-old will get the ball next on Monday against the Daytona Cubs.
10. RHP Joe Jimenez - SS Connecticut
18 1/3 IP | 2.45 ERA | 0.87 WHIP | 1-1 | 26 K | 3 BB | 3 SV
Joe Jimenez finds his way on to the TigsTown Power Rankings thanks to an impressive 26 to 3 strikeout to walk ratio and a microscopic 0.87 WHIP. The 19-year-old's fastball is playing up a bit in his new role in the 'pen; reportedly hitting triple digits on the radar gun this past week.