TigsTown PR 6/18: Can Anyone Unseat Thompson?

Thompson continues to pitch well for Lakeland

Another week in the books, and Jake Thompson continues to shine atop the Flying Tigers rotation. Is anyone, like hot-hitting Devon Travis or West Michigan starter Jonathon Crawford going to be able to knock him off his perch?

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1. RHP Jake Thompson - A+ Lakeland
61 2/3 IP | 2.48 ERA | 1.14 WHIP | 6-2 | 59 K | 22 BB |
Jake Thompson struck out three over a scoreless inning of work in the FSL All-Star Game in Bradenton on Saturday evening. Thompson's next start will be Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies Advanced-A affiliate.


2. RHP Jonathon Crawford - A West Michigan
59 1/3 IP | 2.58 ERA | 1.10 WHIP | 3-2 | 48 K | 20 BB |
Jonathon Crawford picked up his third loss of the season, allowing five hits, one walk and four earned run over 5 2/3 innings. Crawford also started the MWL All-Star Game on Tuesday evening. The right-hander took the loss in that game as well, allowing one earned run off two walks and one hit.


3. OF Steven Moya - AA Erie
254 AB | .260 AVG | .794 OPS | 18 2B | 2 3B | 14 HR | 10 SB
Steven Moya has cooled off considerably since we last checked in: just 5-for-39 (.128 AVG). Regardless, Moya still boasts the 3rd most home runs, he's tied for 3rd most doubles and the 10th highest slugging percentage in the Eastern League.


4. RHP Austin Kubitza - A West Michigan
70 2/3 IP | 2.17 ERA | 1.06 WHIP | 6-0 | 78 K | 24 BB |
Austin Kubitza earned yet another no-decision this past week. The right-hander struck out five and allowed two earned-runs over the 5 2/3 inning start. Kubitza currently has the third lowest ERA, second most strikeouts and sixth lowest WHIP in the Midwest League.


5. RHP Angel Nesbitt - A+ Lakeland
34 1/3 IP | 0.79 ERA | 0.90 WHIP | 2-0 | 36 K | 8 BB | 14 SV
Flamethrower Angel Nesbitt threw one scoreless inning, extending his scoreless streak to 17 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old hasn't allowed a walk in over a month. Nesbitt also struck out two earning the save in the FSL All-Star Game on Saturday evening.


6. LHP Josh Turley - A+ Lakeland
69 1/3 IP | 2.08 ERA | 0.95 WHIP | 5-0 | 58 K | 16 BB |
Josh Turley allowed two earned-runs off three hits over an inning of work in the FSL All-Star Game on Saturday evening. The southpaw's next start will be Friday evening in Lakeland against the New York Yankees Advanced-A affiliate.


7. 2B Devon Travis - AA Erie
133 AB | .293 AVG | .840 OPS | 9 2B | 4 3B | 4 HR | 5 SB
Devon Travis continues to swing a hot bat. The 23-year-old is batting .361 with a 1.100 OPS this month, and .294 with six extra-base hits over his last ten games.


8. OF Wynton Bernard - A West Michigan
249 AB | .325 AVG | .844 OPS | 15 2B | 3 3B | 3 HR | 24 SB
Wynton Bernard went 6-for-18 adding four stolen bases since we last checked in. The 23-year-old outfielder also was 0-for-3 with a walk in the MWL All-Star Game.


9. OF Ezequiel Carrera - AAA Toledo
220 AB | .318 AVG | .840 OPS | 10 2B | 3 3B | 3 HR | 30 SB
Ezequiel Carrera went 6-for-26 with six walks, one double and five stolen bases since we last checked in. The 26-year-old outfielder leads the International League in stolen bases, has the sixth best batting average and eleventh best OPS.


10. RHP Corey Knebel - AAA Toledo
21 1/3 IP | 0.84 ERA | 1.03 WHIP | 3-0 | 31 K | 12 BB | 2 SV
Corey Knebel struck out four and walked three over two outings (2 1/3 innings) since returning to Triple-A Toledo from Detroit.


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