Tigers Minor League Wrap 7/17/07

Toledo 2 Norfolk 0
Virgil Vasquez pitched a complete game 5 hit shut out. He’s due to pitch again this weekend, but the Tigers have a double header on Tuesday next week. Let’s look to see if he makes his scheduled start – if not he’ll probably be called up for a spot start. Offensively Chris Shelton was hitting 7th in the lineup tonight (1 for 4) which is his lowest of the season I believe. No one really stood out, but Timo Perez did have a double.

Erie- PPD

Lakeland 3 Palm Beach 4
Wil Rhymes, Danny Worth, and Justin Justice all had 3 hits. Worth’s season is still young, but for a 2007 draftee he’s had a decent start so far. Kyle Sleeth went 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 2 hits, 5 walks, and 2 K’s.

Kane County 3 West Michigan 6
Brennan Boesch went 3 for 5. Santo De Leon and Jeramy Laster each had 2 hits and Scott Sizemore doubled and had 2 walks. Jonah Nickerson pitched 6 strong innings allowing 2 runs on 8 hits, 2 walks, and 5 k’s.

Jamestown 4 Oneonta 0
Casper Wells and Kyle Peter had the only hits for the O-Tigs tonight. Sean Finefrock allowed 3 runs on 4 hits, 3 walks, and 5 innings.

GCL Tigers – Box unavailable

Minors News

Charlie Furbush was quite impressive for the GCL Tigers, which you’d hope for a college pitcher in the GCL. He was rewarded with a promotion all the way to West Michigan skipping Oneonta. Ed Clelland and Jeff Kunkel were bumped up to Lakeland.

Last night I was going to post about the season that Edward Reynoso was having for the Dominican Summer League Tigers. I generally don’t venture into the DSL or VSL out of sheer ignorance, but took note of a couple performances. Coincidentally, Matt wrote about it so I’ll just link to his work. My contribution will then be to highlight Santos Heredia. A switch hitting, left handed throwing 18 year old middle infielder, Heredia sports a .481 OBP. He’s 5’8″ and 170 pounds so at the very least he qualifies as interesting.


  1. Chip (thewave84)

    July 18, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    A left-handed throwing middle infielder? I have never heard of such a thing?

  2. Mike R

    July 18, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Fact of the Day: Johan Santana wanted to be a shortstop as a kid and taught himself how to throw right handed so he could be a SS. Then someone saw him throwing left handed and asked him to step on the mound. The rest, they say, is history.