MCB Prospect Recap


Here at MCB, we’ve thrown together a list of ten Detroit Tigers prospects that we’re going to follow and keep you updated on. This isn’t meant to supplant your favorite prospect list, it’s merely meant as a collection of some of the top names that are out there.

Week of April 16-22, 2011


Andy Oliver – LHP (AAA – Toledo Mud Hens)
This Week: 1 GS, 6.0 IP, 8 SO, 3 BB, 0 HR, 4 ER
Season: 3 GS, 18 IP, 22 SO, 6 BB, 1 HR, 3.50 ERA

Charlie Furbush – LHP (AAA – Toledo Mud Hens)
This Week: 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 9 SO, 0 BB, 0 HR, 0 ER
Season: 3 GS, 16.2 IP, 21 SO, 4 BB, 0 HR, 1.62 ERA

Jacob Turner – RHP (AA – Erie SeaWolves)
This Week: 1 GS, 6.2 IP, 7 SO, 1 BB, 0 HR, 1 ER
Season: 3 GS, 19.2 IP, 20 SO, 3 BB, 1 HR, 1.83 ERA

Casey Crosby – LHP (AA – Erie SeaWolves)
This Week: 1 GS, 4.0 IP, 6 SO, 2 BB, 0 HR, 2 ER
Season: 2 GS, 6.2 IP, 8 SO, 5 BB, 1 HR, 9.45 ERA

Chance Ruffin – RHP (AA – Erie SeaWolves)
This Week: 1 G, 1.0 IP, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 HR, 0 ER
Season: 4 G, 3.0 IP, 2 SO, 2 BB, 0 HR, 3.00 ERA

Drew Smyly – LHP (A+ – Lakeland Flying Tigers)
This Week: 1 GS, 5.2 IP, 3 SO, 2 BB, 0 HR, 3 ER
Season: 3 GS, 17.2 IP, 14 SO, 3 BB, 0 HR, 4.08 ERA

Andy Dirks – OF (AAA – Toledo Mud Hens)
This Week: 7 G, 23 AB, 8 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 5 BB, 2 SO, 5 SB
Season: 16 G, 56 AB, 3 HR, 10 SO, 6 SB, .286 AVG, .359 OBP, .536 SLG

Bryan Holaday – C (AA – Erie SeaWolves)
This Week: 3 G, 10 AB, 1 H, 0 BB, 4 SO
Season: 10 G, 37 AB, 1 HR, 14 SO, .189 AVG, .189 OBP, .297 SLG

Daniel Fields – OF (A+ – Lakeland Flying Tigers)
This Week: 6 G, 23 AB, 3 H, 2 BB, 10 SO
Season: 15 G, 53 AB, 1 HR, 20 SO, .208 AVG, .348 OBP, .321 SLG

Nick Castellanos – 3B (A – West Michigan Whitecaps)
This Week: 8 G, 27 AB, 6 H, 1 2B, 2 BB, 7 SO
Season: 13 G, 48 AB, 0 HR, 13 SO, .188 AVG, .235 OBP, .229 SLG

It’s nice to see that many of the young pitchers are having early success. Especially those that throw from the left side. Furbush and Oliver are both making cases for call ups, and if Brad Penny continues to struggle, one of them may not have to wait all that long. I wouldn’t mind seeing another lefty in the Tigers’ rotation.

Holaday, Fields, and Castellanos have all been struggling at the plate (although Nick’s been doing a little better lately), but it’s way too early to be concerned. Especially since all we have here are numbers.

If you’re going to be scoreboard watching today, keep your eyes on Erie and Lakeland. Casey Crosby (1:05 PM) and Drew Smyly (6:00 PM) are scheduled to make starts.

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Tags: Andy Dirks Andy Oliver Bryan Holaday Casey Crosby Chance Ruffin Charlie Furbush Daniel Fields Drew Smyly Jacob Turner Nick Castellanos Prospects

  • jayrc

    Other notable prospects that are off to a hot start…

    Scott Sizemore – AAA Toledo
    Austin Wood – AA Erie
    Kenny Faulk – Advanced A Lakeland
    Gustavo Nunez – Advanced A Lakeland
    Dixon Machado – Low A West Michigan
    Rob Brantley – Low A West Michigan

    *I’ll have an end of the month detailed report this season on the farm system

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