Detroit Tigers Farm Report Week 2 Recap: 3 early hitting standouts

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These three prospects are off to good starts for the Detroit Tigers

We are in week two of the baseball season and from an offensive perspective, several players in the Tigers minor league system are off to a good start. Even with the weather that gave us a rain out among the affiliates, there was still plenty of action during the week. Let's start with Triple-A Toledo, who has one of our early hitting standouts.

Triple-A: Toledo Mud Hens (9-5), Run Diff +18

The Mud Hens returned from their first road trip of the season and took four out of five from the Reds affiliate, the Louisville Bats, with the help of our first early hitting standout, Justyn Henry-Malloy. He hit a scorching .412/.565/.706 (7-for-23) with a healthy five walks to five strikeouts.

On the season, he has a wRC+ of 185, sitting at 92.2 average exit velocity. While this seems rather nitpicky, the only number you would like to see an increase in is his ground ball percentage, which has him around 48.5%

Andre Lipcius also had a strong week, going 7-for-18 with his second home run of the season. He and Andy Ibáñez, who went 8-for-16 with a pair of home runs, both provide the Tigers a utility bat in case of injury and to see both producing early is a good sign.

On the pitching side, Tyler Holton got the call-up to Detroit, while Garrett Hill and Ryan Kreidler were sent down. Holton was a big part of the Tigers rally on Saturday, tossing three scoreless innings in relief. Brendan White allowed his first run of the season on Thursday but has held batters to just a .143 batting average this season.