MCB Prospect Recap: Castellanos Contines Hot May


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 throughout the year. This isn’t meant to supplant your favorite prospect list, it’s merely meant as a collection of some of the top names that we hear about the most.

Week of May 21-28, 2011

AAA – Toledo Mud Hens

Andy Oliver GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 1 2.0 1 0 0 1
Season: 9 51.2 49 20 3 3.31

Oliver’s only start of the week lasted only two innings due to the impending recall to Detroit.

AA – Erie SeaWolves

Jacob Turner GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 1 8.0 8 1 0 2
Season: 8 53.1 44 12 4 2.53

Jacob Turner is really boring to have on this list. All he does is turn in brilliant performances. No drama.

Casey Crosby GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 1 6.0 5 3 0 1
Season: 8 41.2 37 24 2 3.46

Don’t look now, but Casey Crosby has been turning in some fine outings. The ERA has come down below 3.50, and the walks aren’t as out of control as they were early on in the year.

Chance Ruffin G IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 2 3.2 6 1 1 1
Season: 17 18.1 23 7 2 2.95

It’s very encouraging to see that the strikeouts have started to come for Chance Ruffin. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him make an appearance in Detroit this season.

Bryan Holaday G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 4 19 3 0 .158 .158 .211
Season: 30 114 27 3 .237 .248 .377

The most discouraging thing about Bryan Holaday’s batting line in AA this season is the lack of walks (only one all year). He had a nice OBP in Lakeland last season.

Francisco Martinez G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 2 8 4 1 .500 .500 .875
Season: 37 134 35 5 .261 .310 .425

Francisco Martinez makes his debut on our list, replacing Charlie Furbush. As JAYRC noted, his bat is starting to heat up after a slow start to the season.

A+ – Lakeland Flying Tigers

Drew Smyly GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Season: 3 17.2 14 3 0 4.08

Drew Smyly was activated from the disabled list this week, and made his start on Saturday. Those numbers will be included next week.

Daniel Fields G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 6 23 4 0 .174 .174 .348
Season: 43 164 36 3 .220 .293 .360

It’s been an up and down year at the plate for Daniel Fields. I’d like to see more consistency in his numbers, but I’m seeing enough that I’m not concerned about his development.

A – West Michigan Whitecaps

Nick Castellanos G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 7 27 11 0 .407 .543 .519
Season: 44 157 42 2 .268 .310 .401

Nick Castellanos’ ridiculous May continues. His OPS is nearly 500 points higher this month than it was in April.

Rob Brantly G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 5 15 1 0 .067 .333 .067
Season: 34 129 40 2 .310 .375 .419

It wasn’t a particularly good week for Brantly at the plate, but he’s been having a tremendous season so far for West Michigan.

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Tags: Andy Oliver Bryan Holaday Casey Crosby Chance Ruffin Daniel Fields Drew Smyly Francisco Martinez Jacob Turner Nick Castellanos Rob Brantly