Tigers Minor League Wrap 6/16/09

Toledo 3 Scranton/WB 7
Brent Clevlen went 3 for 4 with a homer. Brooks Brown (with him pitching tonight he won’t make Dontrelle’s next start for Detroit) allowed 5 runs on 3 walks and 7 hits in 4.1 innings. Freddy Dolsi pitched 3 innings (are they stretching him out for Miner’s role?) and allowed 2 hits and fanned 2.

Erie 0 Portland 5
Erie only managed 3 hits. Casper Wells had one of them. Jonah Nickerson allowed 4 runs in 7 innings on 9 hits, 0 walks, 2 homers, and 3 K’s.

Lakeland 0 Charlotte 1
Chris Carlson and Santo De Leon each had 2 hits. Thad Weber deserved better after giving up just 1 run on 5 hits, no walks, and 6 K’s in 7 innnings.

Fort Wayne 3 West Michigan 7
Gustavo Nunez and Brandon Douglas each had 3 hits. Nunez also had 3 stolen bases pushing his season total to 33. Jordan Lennerton homered. Luke Putkonen lasted 5 innings and surrendered just 1 run on 4 K’s, 3 walks, and 6 hits.

Scott Sizemore

Tigers 2nd base prospect was promoted to Toledo on Sunday. Take 75 North provided some depth and background to the move and shows that it was definitely warranted and Sizemore has positioned himself as the top 2nd base prospect in the system. Beyond that, I read this as a fairly significant promotion as it relates to the big league club. This will give the Tigers 6 weeks to see what Sizemore can do at AAA prior to the trade deadline. Making a decision on 6 weeks of data is shaky, but Sizemore does have a decent track record beyond that. Sizemore’s and Polanco’s performance over the next 6 weeks, and possibly the season, will likely dictate whether or not Polanco is offered a contact for 2010.


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  2. Mark in Chicago

    June 17, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Is there a possibility that Polanco is moved at the deadline (say, for pitching) and Sizemore brought up this year instead? It would make sense if the organization believes it won’t re-sign Polly anyway, and Sizemore is ready for the majors.

  3. Kevin in Dallas

    June 17, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I wish Mark in Chi. No one wants an aging 2B with no power who can’t hit for average. You can find those for cheap at AAA.

    • Mark in Chicago

      June 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

      You forgot: won’t take a walk.

  4. Sam

    June 17, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Will Ryhmes is having an off year at Toledo and is 2 years older than Sizemore.

    As a lefty, I think he can help protect Sizemore in a quasi platoon if neccessary. He looked extremely good in Spring Training.


  5. Andre in Chi

    June 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    The Tigers must sign/trade for this man!


    • Anson

      June 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

      Haha great video, improved by the fact that Jose Lima was there. Maybe a little LIMA TIME could cure our pitching problems.

  6. Dylan

    June 17, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t know where to put this but this is wonderful….