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Detroit Tigers: Minor League, Statistical Standouts So Far

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Apr 13, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher Joe Jimenez pitches in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher Joe Jimenez pitches in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East outfielder Christin Stewart of the Detroit Tigers during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East outfielder Christin Stewart of the Detroit Tigers during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

Christin Stewart
Age: 23
Positon: Left Fielder
Affiliate: Double-A Erie SeaWolves
Hits: Left-Handed

Undoubtedly the Detroit Tigers’ top position-player prospect, Stewart began the 2017 season with the Erie SeaWolves.

In 10 games so far for Detroit’s Double-A affiliate, the outfielder has mashed three home runs, two triples and a double. He’s driven in eight runs, scored seven himself and stolen a pair of bases.

What’s more, Stewart has shown his trademark ability to draw walks, with eight free passes compared to seven strikeouts.

Mike Gerber
Age: 24
Positon: Outfielder
Affiliate: Double-A Erie SeaWolves
Hits: Left-Handed

Stewart’s teammate in Erie, Mike Gerber has hit his way into becoming one of the organization’s better prospects.

In four seasons in the minors, Gerber is a .287 hitter with a .825 OPS, 204 RBI, 195 runs scored, 82 doubles 40 home runs, 36 stolen bases and 20 triples.

So far in 10 contests with the SeaWolves, the 24-year-old is batting .302 with a .836 OPS, eight runs scored, six RBI, three stolen bases, two home runs and two doubles.

Gerber has also played exclusively in center field this season, which should help him make the team in the future considering his versatility has allowed him to see time at both corner outfield spots in the past.

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