MCB Prospect Recap: Jacob Turner's ERA Dips Back Below Three


 

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 most often.

Toledo Mud Hens — AAA

Andy Oliver GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 1 6.0 9 5 0 0
Season: 11 61.1 62 25 5 3.82

Andy Oliver struggled with walks again this week, but he made up for it with a strong strikeout performance. His AAA numbers are certainly impressive enough.

Erie SeaWolves — AA

Jacob Turner GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 1 6.0 3 3 0 1
Season: 12 79.2 64 21 7 2.94

Jacob Turner‘s ERA jumped above 3.00 after his last start, but six strong innings this week brought him back down into the 2′s. The three walks this week is uncharacteristically high (for him), but the base on balls didn’t hurt him here.

Casey Crosby GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 1 5.2 2 3 1 3
Season: 12 65 55 40 3 3.32

Casey Crosby allowed just his third home run of the season this week. He hasn’t run into too much trouble considering how many walks he’s issued; his ability to limit the home run ball has been a big contributing factor to that.

Chance Ruffin G IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 4 4.0 5 2 0 0
Season: 26 28.1 38 15 2 2.54

Chance Ruffin‘s numbers continue to impress me week after week. He seems to have really figured out how to strike out AA hitters. He’s issuing a few more walks than you’d like to see, but the overall numbers are very strong.

Francisco Martinez G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 6 27 13 0 .481 .481 .481
Season: 55 205 61 7 .298 .342 .449

It’s been the same for several weeks now with Francisco Martinez. All he’s been doing is hitting the ball. Often.

Bryan Holaday G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 3 10 2 0 .200 .273 .300
Season: 41 154 33 3 .214 .238 .331

Unfortunately, things are also becoming a pattern for Bryan Holaday. He’s not hitting the ball well at all. His AA performance this season is concerning to me.

Lakeland Flying Tigers — A+

Drew Smyly GS IP SO BB HR ER(A)
This Week: 1 6.2 3 1 0 4
Season: 7 42.1 32 11 1 3.40

Drew Smyly was named the Florida State League pitcher of the week after last week’s performance, but his hot streak didn’t stretch into this week.

Daniel Fields G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 6 23 7 1 .304 .360 .478
Season: 61 233 54 4 .232 .304 .348

Finally a really good week from Daniel Fields! He hit for average, he hit for power, and he got on base. All the things we hoped he’d do this season. One week is nice, but can he keep it up?

West Michigan Whitecaps — A

Nick Castellanos G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 6 23 10 1 .435 .464 .565
Season: 65 234 66 4 .282 .327 .415

Nick Castellanos had a really good May (.825 OPS) after struggling in April (.431 OPS), but he’s kicked things up another notch so far in June. He had another great week to bring his monthly OPS to .937.

Rob Brantly G AB H HR AVG OBP SLG
This Week: 6 26 8 0 .308 .357 .308
Season: 52 196 60 5 .306 .374 .439

Rob Brantly didn’t put up the power numbers that we’ve become accustomed to seeing this week, but he still maintained a good batting average and a great on-base percentage.

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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

  • stephen grosberg

    Great Post. It’s time for Casrellanos at Lakeland. Ruffin continues to impress. Austin Wood does the same. Hope for a mention of Kenny Faulk All Star game 3K in 1 inn.

  • Chris Hannum

    It would be more encouraging if Francisco Martinez had also been fielding the ball.

    • stephen grosberg

      I’m looking forward to seeing Rawley Bishop try 3B. He was drafted there. He’ll be back to his hitting eventually.