Detroit Tigers Minor League Report Week 7: Dingler and Tork arrive in Erie

Erie SeaWolves third baseman Spencer Torkelson tracks a foul ball on June 15, 2021, against the Altoona Curve at UPMC Park in Erie.P2seawolves061521
Erie SeaWolves third baseman Spencer Torkelson tracks a foul ball on June 15, 2021, against the Altoona Curve at UPMC Park in Erie.P2seawolves061521 /
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Outfielder Bryant Packard practices during Detroit Tigers spring training at TigerTown in Lakeland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. /

High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (20-21) 3.5 GB High-A Central-East Division

Team stats:  Run differential +15

Team batting average: .236

Team ERA:  4.03

Call ups to Erie: Spencer Torkelson, Dillon Dingler, Chavez Fernander,  Chance Kirby, Jesus Rodriguez

New faces in West Michigan:  Cole MacLaren, Cooper Johnson, Adam Wolf

Bryant Packard had the second best week among all of the prospects, batting .391/.417/.565 with an OPS of .982 including going 4-for-4 with a stolen base in yesterday’s 3-0 loss. As a whole, the Whitecaps were able to win one in the six games series, winning Saturday night 9 to 2. Beau Brieske struck out seven in 5.2 innings of work, allowing two runs on four hits.

Rey Rivera for the week, had a pair of home runs and Daniel Cabrera also had a strong week, batting .304/.333/.565 with a home run, double, and a triple.

This week, the Whitecaps come home to play the second-best team in the High-A Central, the Dayton Dragons, home to the Cincinnati Reds affiliate so games will be back on MiLB.TV.

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