Curious which Tigers minor leaguers are hot? The TigsTown Power Rankings has you covered, updating the top ten players and pitchers in the org based on recent performance.
As a reminder, the weekly rankings do not reflect 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 Tuesday for the latest edition.
1. SS Dixon Machado - AAA Toledo
226 AB | .292 AVG | .722 OPS | 10 2B | 0 3B | 3 HR | 7 SB
Dixon Machado is batting .305 with four doubles, two homers, ten runs-batted-in and one stolen base over 59 at-bats in June. The 23-year-old slick fielding shortstop has taken over the top spot in the Power Rankings this week.
2. OF Michael Gerber - A West Michigan
231 AB | .351 AVG | .914 OPS | 13 2B | 3 3B | 5 HR | 13 SB
Michael Gerber is 9-for-36 (.250) over his last ten games. Despite the slide, the 22-year-old outfielder's .351 batting-average remains tops in the MidWest League and his .914 OPS is currently fourth best on the circuit.
3. OF Wynton Bernard - AA Erie
231 AB | .312 AVG | .771 OPS | 17 2B | 1 3B | 2 HR | 18 SB
Wynton Bernard has went 10-for-40 (.250), regressing a tick, over his last ten games. The 24 year-old's name is found all over the Eastern League's leaderboard still however, including his 17 doubles (3rd), 18 stolen bases (2nd) and .312 batting average (10th).
4. RHP Joe Jimenez - A West Michigan
18 1/3 IP | 1.96 ERA | 0.82 WHIP | 1-Mar | 33 K | 6 BB | 4 SV
Joe Jimenez struck out one over 2/3 scoreless innings in his lone appearance of the week.
5. RHP Paul Voelker - A+ Lakeland
32 IP | 1.69 ERA | 0.72 WHIP | Apr-00 | 43 K | 6 BB | 7 SV
Paul Voelker struck out six over three scoreless frames in his lone appearance of the week.
6. 1B Dominic Ficociello - A+ Lakeland
224 AB | .304 AVG | .767 OPS | 8 2B | 2 3B | 3 HR | 2 SB
Dominic Ficociello continues to swing a hot bat, batting .375 over his last ten games -- a span of 32 at-bats. Ficociello's .304 batting average this season is currently tied for 4th best in the Florida State League.
7. RHP Spencer Turnbull - A West Michigan
51 2/3 IP | 2.96 ERA | 1.37 WHIP | 2-Apr | 44 K | 28 BB |
Spencer Turnbull did not log any innings this past week, thanks to inclement weather. After a rather mediocre April, the 22-year-old right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 32 1/3 innings since May 1st.
8. OF Ross Kivett - A West Michigan
244 AB | .307 AVG | .764 OPS | 18 2B | 1 3B | 2 HR | 15 SB
Ross Kivett has turned things up at the plate, batting .350 with a home run and three stolen bases over his last ten games -- a span of 40 at-bats.
9. DH Dean Green - AA Erie
159 AB | .314 AVG | .894 OPS | 7 2B | 1 3B | 8 HR | 0 SB
Dean Green is batting just .250 over his last ten games. Regardless, Green's .894 OPS is second best in the Eastern League, and his .314 batting-average is currently seventh best on the circuit.
10. OF Julio Martinez - DSL Tigers
53 AB | .340 AVG | .971 OPS | 3 2B | 5 3B | 0 HR | 0 SB
Julio Martinez is off to a hot start, batting .340 with a .971 OPS and an impressive five triples through his first 53 at-bats.