Melvin Mercedes plays all 9 positions for High-A Stockton on Saturday

We don't often talk about Melvin Mercedes in this Prospect Watch series, because frankly he isn't much of a prospect. The infielder and New York native was a late-round pick back in 2012 and still hasn't played above High-A ball. He's 24 now, and he's yet to post an above-average batting line at a full-season affiliate -- this year, he's got a 93 wRC+ for Stockton, and even that...
Via Athletics Nation
September 04, 2016

Tigers option Farmer, plan to recall Mercedes

DETROIT -- The Tigers' revolving door in the bullpen is turning once again. After the game, the Tigers optioned starter Buck Farmer down to Triple-A Toledo.  Farmer did not get a decision after allowing four runs on six hits while walking one and striking out four in five innings in his major-league debut. In 20 starts with Single-A West Michigan (18 starts) and Double-A Erie (2...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ho Ho Holy Toledo: Minor league team sports festive jerseys for Christmas in July

The Toledo Mud Hens got in the holiday spirit for the Christmas (in July) season. The Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers decided on the festive theme for Saturday's doubleheader against the Louisville Bats -- which featured not one, but two different Christmas-themed jerseys. The Mud Hens sported these elf-inspired jerseys for the noon game: For the night cap, The Hens made...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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