Detroit Tigers: Kyle Funkhouser dominates and other MiLB notes
By Rob Low
Lakeland Flying Tigers
A 3-5 week for Lakeland dropped their season record to 31-28. The Flying Tigers sit in third in the Florida State League North, three games out of first.
Duo Named to All-Star Team
The 2018 Florida State League All-Star Game is coming up on June 16 in Tampa and the teams were announced this week. Two Flying Tigers were named to the North Division team, outfielder Daz Cameron and infielder Isaac Paredes.
The most complete outfield prospect in the Detroit Tigers system, Cameron is having a solid first year in the organization. Cameron leads Lakeland in hits (52), runs scored (32), and total bases (74). He’s also second on the team in doubles with nine, and is hitting .264 with seven stolen bases.
Looking at Paredes’ batting average (.220), you might assume he’s not having an All-Star-caliber season. Despite the low average, Paredes has been very productive due to his extra-base power. The 19-year old leads Lakeland in doubles (14), homers (five), and RBIs (32).
Another good sign for the Detroit Tigers is the success both are having at their age in the Florida State League. Cameron is a year and a half younger, and Paredes is three and a half years younger than the average player in the league. Succeeding against opponents who are mostly older and more experienced bodes well for their futures.
Faedo Keeps Rolling
Alex Faedo turned in another stellar outing this week, tying his career-high with seven strong innings. Last year’s first rounder yielded a run on five hits, struck out three, and did not issue a free pass.
The start continues a dominant first season for Faedo. He has given up one run or fewer and no more than five hits in seven of his last eight starts. Through 11 starts, the right-hander owns a 3.20 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and opponents have hit .221 against him.