Detroit Tigers Farm Report Week 4 Recap: Jace Jung and Roberto Campos headline a strong week by Whitecaps pitching

Whitecaps' Jace Jung hits against the Lugnuts in the first inning on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at
Whitecaps' Jace Jung hits against the Lugnuts in the first inning on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA
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High-A West Michigan Whitecaps (12-9) Run Diff: +25 1.5 back in ML East

The Whitecaps split the series with Cedar Rapids by outscoring them in their wins 27 to 1. West Michigan got some strong starting pitching performances as Keider Montero, who is heading to Erie, was among four starters who did not allow an earned run. Here's how they faired:

Carlos Pena 2GS, 8IP, 3H, 4BB,10SO
Keider Montero 4IP 2H, 8SO
Wilkel Hernandez: 4IP, 2H, 2BB, 6SO
Garrett Burhenn: 4IP, 3SO

While you look at the statline of Jace Jung 4-for-20 and may not think anything of it, he hit two home runs and a double. All three hits were hit hard, and he had three walks to four strikeouts. In other words, he is putting the ball in play. He also posted a wRC+ of 129 for the week

Another bat who had a solid week was Roberto Campos, who continues to show an advanced approach at the plate. He went 7-for-26 with a home run and drove in five. For being just 19 years old and playing his first season in the Midwest where temps at game time are sometimes in the 40's, he has had a good first month in High-A.

Low-A Lakeland Flying Tigers (11-10) Run Diff: -17 4 GB FSL West

Dillon Dingler finished his week strong in Erie as he is expected to head to Erie. He went 10-for-19 with two doubles and three home runs as the Flying Tigers split the series with Palm Beach.

Manuel Sequera, who led the FSL in home runs last season, had a good week, going 5-for-19 with a home run. Among the starting pitchers, lefty Edgardo Ibarra, who is one of the youngest starters in the system, at the age of 19, allowed one earned run over four innings of work. Pitchers Trevin Michael and Aaron Haase both got called up to West Michigan.

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