Detroit Tigers Weekly Minor League Report: Welcome the class of 2021

West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Parker Meadows waits to bat.
West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder Parker Meadows waits to bat. /
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West Michigan Whitecaps infielder Trey Cruz fields ground balls during practice Monday, May 3, 2021 at LMCU Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI.White Caps /

Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers 29-47 24.5 GB Low-A Southeast-West Division.

The Flying Tigers split their series 3-3 with Jupiter, who is the Miami Marlins affiliate.  They won Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

On Tuesday, Jack O” Loughlin, who has been the Flying Tigers’ most consistent starter as of late, pitched five shutout innings, allowing five hits and striking out five.

Thursday’s game included an appearance from Dane Myers, who is coming back from injury playing third, and Joseph Salazar getting his first win of the season.

Sunday’s game featured three home runs as Jake Holton, Elizar Alfonzo, and Alvaro Gonzalez all went yard for the Flying Tigers and O’ Loughlin pitched 4.1 innings of work, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out five.

Lakeland Flying Tigers Hitters of the Month:

Nick Quintana has had one of the best months in a Tigers uniform, putting up a slash line of .273/.402/.576 with five home runs and 15 RBI (18-for-66) and showing patience at the plate with 13 walks to 18 strikeouts.  Eliezer Alfonzo adjusted to Lakeland well, hitting .291 with five home runs for the month of July.

Lakeland Flying Tigers Pitchers of the Month:

Jack O’Loughlin in five starts pitched twenty-six innings, allowing 25 hits in 26 innings of work, struck out 27 over five walks.

Florida Complex League Tigers East and West

Outside of the updates from our friends over at Tigers Minor League Tracker as Terri is out there every day in the complex, we can highlight a few items among both teams for Tigers East and Tigers West.

  • Lazaro Benitez, who plays for Tigers East, is batting .373 (19-for-51) He is an international free agent signing out of Cuba who is 21 years old
  • Carlos Mendoza, a 5’9 third baseman from Miami is hitting .385 (19-for-52)
  • Ben Malgeri and Justice Bigbie, both of who were drafted just weeks ago, hit home runs today in complex action.

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