West Michigan Whitecaps (low A)
Johnathan Kibler. 13-4 1.72 ERA 112K 31BB. last 10 outings no more than 3 runs in any start. Bonus is he is a lefty. Interesting to see if he goes to AA or Lakeland next season.
Lakeland Tigers ( High A)
Quick recovery. after going 12-2 2.05ERA at west Michigan Alfredo Figero rebounded from a 6 run outing on the fourth topitch a complete game 1 run loss striking out 8 and walking none. Rick Porcello had his usuall week 5 IP 7 H 2R. Not sure whether to be concerned or not about only 66K in 114 IP, but a terrific 2.84 ERA. Dontrelle Willis went 7.1 IP 4R 6K 2BB giving him 12K 2BB his last 2 starts. Much of his runs have come in the latter innings as they try to stretch him to more than 7 innings. All the future pen help drafted this year had rough outings. Ryan Perry had 3R on 5H on consecutive appearances. Robby Weinhardt gave up his first run on the season on the ninth.Still an ERA of .30 not to be bad. Cody Satterwhite gave up 3 runs today after yielding 1 run his last 10 appearances. On the offensive side Cale Iorg is back playing,but the story is Ryan Strieby hitting .278 29 HR 98 RBI in 112 games leading the league in HR and RBI.
Erie Seawolves (AA)
The M and M boys. Luis Marte continues to return from his injury giving up 3R in 6 IP with 7k 2BB which is more of what he did at Lakeland (41K 11B) . Guillermo Moscosso in his first 2 starts at Erie is 2-0 2R 5H 19K 1BB in 12 IP. I know everyone says " who", but this kid last season had 79K 16BB between low and high A and 91K 14BB between high A and AA this season. I see a September in Detroit in his future. On the offense Wilkin Ramirez 4HR .381 last 10 games giving him a .309 average and 19 HR.
Toledo Mudhens ( AAA)
The usual suspects. Brent Clevelen .294 21HR 75 RBi but too many K's. Clete Thomas stillworkingon pulling the ball as instructed by the Tigers.Jeff Larrish seeing time at 3B hitting 4 HR last week.Dusty Ryan hitting.360 since hispromotion to AAA last week.SS prospect Danny Worth out for the season with a cyst on his shoulder. Pitching wise Chris Lambert really the only MLB prospect 12-7 3.56 ERA 113K 46BB.