Detroit Tigers prospect to promote no 3: Josh Lester
Seeing Josh Lester’s name on this list may come as a surprise to many, but not to anybody who has seen him play on a regular basis in Double-A Erie this season. Josh Lester has gotten off to a rapid start this season, and more importantly, he has sustained his success throughout the entirety of the season to this point.
Josh Lester has been a major spark in the Erie lineup, and often times he will bat in the cleanup spot to drive in a lot of the speedy Erie baserunners who hit ahead of him. Lester, this season, is hitting .292, has an on-base percentage of .372, has 31 hits, 22 runs scored, 21 RBI, and 5 home runs. Another interesting piece of Lester’s game this season has been his base running. Lester has 10 extra-base hits for the SeaWolves this season, which is more than top ten MLB prospect Riley Greene, and leads the team with three triples as well.
Lester has been very good for the Erie SeaWolves all season long, and he is certainly worthy of a promotion. It’s going to be tough to find a place to put him in a loaded Triple-A infield, but if Spencer Torkelson finds his way up to Erie like everyone suspects, Lester could see his way up to the Triple-A club soon.