TigsTown PR 8/13: Whitecaps Hurlers Shine

Crawford put together a strong week for the 'Caps

After a red-hot July, James McCann has continued to produce at a high level at the plate, overtaking the top spot in the power rankings for the week. Plus, despite losing Buck Farmer, the Whitecaps rotation continues to hum along, with a pair of the rotation members still checking in among the top ten.

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1. C James McCann - AAA Toledo
352 AB | .307 AVG | .796 OPS | 32 2B | 0 3B | 4 HR | 8 SB
James McCann claims the top spot in the TigsTown Power Rankings this week. The 24-year-old catcher went 5-for-20 with two doubles, a homer and two stolen bases this past week. McCann is batting .383 with a .999 OPS since July 1st.


2. OF Steven Moya - AA Erie
444 AB | .266 AVG | .824 OPS | 27 2B | 3 3B | 28 HR | 15 SB
Steven Moya cooled off, going just 2-for-22 with six strikeouts this past week. The 22-year-old outfielder still leads the Eastern League in homers and runs-batted-in. Moya's slugging percentage is second best, and he also has the fourth most doubles.


3. 2B Devon Travis - AA Erie
325 AB | .298 AVG | .811 OPS | 15 2B | 5 3B | 9 HR | 13 SB
Devon Travis tallied just three hits (3-for-19) this past week. Be that as it may, Travis is batting .321 with 11 extra-base hits and seven stolen bases since July 1st.


4. RHP Buck Farmer - AA Erie
115 2/3 IP | 2.65 ERA | 1.12 WHIP | 11-5 | 127 K | 28 BB |
Buck Farmer earned a no-decision back on the 7th, allowing two earned runs over the six inning start. The 23-year-old right-hander will make his next start and big league debut later this evening in Detroit.


5. LHP Kevin Ziomek - A West Michigan
105 IP | 2.31 ERA | 1.20 WHIP | 9-6 | 127 K | 48 BB |
Kevin Ziomek earned his ninth win of the season, striking out eight and allowing just one earned-run off three hits and a walk. Ziomek currently leads the Midwest League in strikeouts (127) and ERA (2.31). The Whitecaps will hand the ball to Ziomek again on Saturday evening against the Great Lakes Loons.


6. RHP Angel Nesbitt - AA Erie
56 2/3 IP | 1.27 ERA | 1.01 WHIP | 3-0 | 60 K | 19 BB | 18 SV
Angel Nesbitt tossed two clean innings, striking out three since we last checked in. As the Tigers bullpen woes continue, one would assume that Nesbitt's name is on their short list for a call up.


7. RHP Jonathon Crawford - A West Michigan
104 IP | 3.12 ERA | 1.28 WHIP | 6-3 | 69 K | 43 BB |
Jonathon Crawford allowed one earned run off five hits and two walks over five innings Tuesday evening.


8. RHP Edgar De La Rosa - A+ Lakeland
121 IP | 2.68 ERA | 1.15 WHIP | 7-8 | 76 K | 46 BB |
Edgar De La Rosa's start was rained out on Monday. The 23-year-old will get the ball next this evening against the Tampa Yankees.


9. 2B Harold Castro - A+ Lakeland
216 AB | .312 AVG | .696 OPS | 8 2B | 0 3B | 0 HR | 5 SB
Harold Castro has been on fire his last ten games, batting .381 over 42 at-bats. Since his promotion to Lakeland, thanks largely in part to an improved approach, Castro is batting .340 with a .734 OPS over 144 at-bats.


10. RHP Joe Jimenez - SS Connecticut
20 1/3 IP | 2.21 ERA | 0.84 WHIP | 2-1 | 30 K | 3 BB | 4 SV
Joe Jimenez picked up a win and a save over two scoreless appearances. Jimenez struck out four, improving his strikeout to walk ratio to 30/3 over 20 1/3 innings.


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