Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Always a Tiger: Ex-Tigers Currently in the Minors



If you watch MLB Network or ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, it’s easy to keep up with the adventures of ex-Tigers like Curtis Granderson, Brandon Inge, Edwin Jackson, or whoever. But you won’t see the Tigers of yesteryear that are still active in the game, yet in the minors somewhere.

These are the guys that fascinate me. Some of these guys have made millions and don’t need to play anymore. Some, it’s all they know, so they keep doing it. And some just love the game. I’m a sucker for this stuff.

So, take a look at this group of players that I found in the minors currently. I’m sure you’ll come across a name you either forgot about or had no idea they were still playing somewhere. (Note: Yes, I know a couple have been promoted, but I thought I’d include their minor league numbers anyway.)

Triple A: International League

Position Players

Will Rhymes, Syracuse (Nationals): .275/.365/.323, 0 HR, 25 RBI
Mike Hessman, Louisville (Reds): .254/.359/.537, 15 HR, 28 RBI
Quintin Berry, Omaha (Royals): .222/.300/.333, 1 HR, 4 RBI (.168 w/Toledo)
Omir Santos, Columbus (Indians): .277/.333/.378, 2 HR, 14 RBI
Clete Thomas, Rochester (Twins): .296/.385/.576, 9 HR, 25 RBI

Pitchers

Armando Galarraga, Louisville (Reds): 5-4, 3.06 ERA, 1.39 WHIP
Freddy Garcia, Norfolk (Orioles): 4-0, 2.67 ERA, 0.98 WHIP
Jair Jurrjens, Norfolk (Orioles): 4-4, 3.82 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Daniel Schlereth, Norfolk (Orioles): 2-0, 0.93 ERA, 1.45 WHIP
Zach Miner, Lehigh Valley (Phillies): 4-4, 4.86 ERA, 1.40 WHIP
Andy Oliver, Indianapolis (Pirates): 3-2, 3.04 ERA, 1.56 WHIP

Triple A: Pacific Coast League

Pitchers

Jeremy Bonderman, Tacoma (Mariners): 2-4, 4.52 ERA, 1.49 WHIP
Jacob Turner, New Orleans (Marlins): 3-4, 4.47 ERA, 1.30 WHIP
Shane Loux, Fresno (Giants): 5-2, 4.09 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Thad Weber, 4-1, 3.93 ERA, 1.22 WHIP
Duane Below, New Orleans (Marlins): 3-2, 2.31 ERA, 1.41 WHIP
Nate Robertson, Round Rock (Rangers): 1-2, 2.60 ERA, 1.48 WHIP

Mexico

Position Player

Karim Garcia: .305/.363/.563, 12 HR, 44 RBI

Pitcher

Juan Acevedo: 2-4, 7.25 ERA, 1.89 WHIP

Japan

Position Player

Brad Eldred: .240/.339/.406, 4 HR, 11 RBI

Pitcher

Seth Greisinger: 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 1.60 WHIP

Italy

Pitcher

Yorman Bazardo: 2-0, 2.95 ERA, 1.45 WHIP

American Independent Leagues

Position Player


Alexis Gomez: .310/.371/.460, 4 HR, 32 RBI

Pitchers

Jason Johnson: 2-1, 6.55 ERA, 1.60 WHIP
Dontrelle Willis: 4-2, 2.96 ERA, 1.51 WHIP
Juan Rincon: 1-2, 3.86 ERA, 1.33 WHIP

Seth Greisinger is still playing. Mind = blown.

If you want further stats, check out baseball-reference.com.

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