TigsTown Players of the Month: June 2015

The Tigers offense went somewhat quiet down in the farm in June, except for a couple of corner infielders in Toledo and Lakeland, who hit the cover off the ball for their respective clubs.

AAA Toledo - 3B Jefry Marte
104 AB | .317 AVG | 1.008 OPS | 8 2B | 0 3B | 8 HR | 1 SB
Marte had a monster month for the Mud Hens, which is what drove his call up to Detroit when Miguel Cabrera went down with an injury at the beginning of July. Marte hit for a solid average and plenty of power, with 16 extra base hits in the month. No one else could hold a candle to him in production, but Avery receives runner-up designation for a solid performance - he's also no longer with the Hens, exercising a clause to get out of his contract on July 1 if he's not at the big league level.
Runner-Up: OF Xavier Avery

AA Erie - C Austin Green
54 AB | .296 AVG | .819 OPS | 3 2B | 0 3B | 2 HR |
It wasn't a great month for SeaWolves at the plate, as the club continues to struggle to put up runs in bunches, but Green had a solid showing at the plate in somewhat limited at-bats. His near .300 average was tops on the team for the month, while he added five extra base hits and posted an OPS over .800. Bernard didn't have his best month, but continues to get hits and help pace the offense.
Runner-Up: OF Wynton Bernard

A+ Lakeland - 1B Dominic Ficociello
87 AB | .333 AVG | .889 OPS | 5 2B | 1 3B | 3 HR |
Ficociello turned in a very good month for the Flying Tigers at the plate, as he hit for a very good average with plenty of power. He also continued to show good patience at the plate, with nine walks, while striking out just 18 times. Martinez had a good month as well at the plate, with nearly an idential average and more extra base hits, but did so in a dozen more at-bats, and didn't show the same patience that Ficociello did.
Runner-Up: 3B Francisco Martinez

A West Michigan - OF Ross Kivett
85 AB | .341 AVG | .832 OPS | 5 2B | 0 3B | 2 HR | 6 SB
The Whitecaps outfielder has taken a backseat to Gerber for much of the season, but took over the spotlight in June as he hit well over .300 for the 'Caps. In addition to hitting seven extra base hits, he also swiped six bases and struck out just nine times. Gerber has had a couple of monster months, which makes his .705 OPS in June look rather poor, but really just highlights how good he had been up until this month.
Runner-Up: OF Michael Gerber


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