Fernander, bats lead GCL Tigers West to title

Detroit right-hander scatters four hits, fans nine over 5 1/3 frames

Chavez Fernander posted a 3-1 mark with a 1.69 ERA over 10 games -- 26 2/3 innings -- with the GCL Tigers West. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB)

By Rob Terranova | August 29, 2018 3:55 PM ET

Tigers prospect Chavez Fernander fanned nine over 5 1/3 innings and the offense erupted for 11 hits as Tigers West bested the Cardinals, 9-2, to claim the GCL championship on Wednesday.

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Hill, bullpen lead Tigers to brink of GCL title

Trio of Detroit prospects combine on three-hitter in walk-off win

Garrett Hill went 3-3 with a 3.11 ERA in nine games for GCL Tigers West this season. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | August 27, 2018 5:09 PM ET

Garrett Hill scattered three hits while fanning five over 5 2/3 innings and a pair of relievers held the Cardinals hitless the rest of the way as Tigers West walked off with a 1-0 victory in Game 1 of the GCL Finals on Monday afternoon.

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Javier puts Tigers West into GCL Finals

Detroit righty fans 11 over six frames; Cardinals also advance

Over his last 12 innings, Xavier Javier has amassed 17 punchouts and one walk and hasn't allowed an earned run. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Rob Terranova | August 26, 2018 4:59 PM ET

Xavier Javier whiffed a career-best 11 while yielding an unearned run on one hit and a walk over six frames as the Rookie-level GCL Tigers West walked off with a 3-2 victory over GCL Red Sox in 11 innings.

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Astros' Diaz, two other players suspended

Brewers' Hernandez, Cubs' Light receive 76-, 50-game bans

Carlos Diaz is a career .199/.259/.240 hitter in 48 games in the Gulf Coast League. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Chris Tripodi | August 24, 2018 7:22 PM ET

Astros outfielder Carlos Diaz was suspended Friday along with two other Rookie-level prospects for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

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Blue Jays' Groshans raking to start career

Twelfth overall Draft pick homers, doubles, plates six runs in GCL

Jordan Groshans has eight hits and 10 RBIs over his last three games in the Gulf Coast League. (Cliff Welch/MiLB.com)

By Nathan Brown | July 31, 2018 10:09 PM ET

Jordan Groshans -- the 12th overall in this year's Draft -- homered, doubled and plated six runs as the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Blue Jays beat the Tigers East, 11-5.

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Tigers' Mize looks sharp in pro debut

No. 1 overall pick fans four, walks one over two innings in GCL

Casey Mize struck out four of the seven batters he faced in his debut Thursday. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Sam Dykstra | July 26, 2018 2:27 PM ET

Top Tigers prospect and 2018 No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize struck out four and allowed a walk over two scoreless innings in his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League on Thursday.

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Red Sox pick Casas has thumb surgery

26th overall pick expected to miss remainder of regular season

Triston Casas traveled to Fenway Park to participate in batting practice last week. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

By Sam Dykstra | June 29, 2018 3:23 PM ET

Red Sox first-rounder Triston Casas underwent surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb and will miss the rest of the 2018 regular season, the organization announced Friday.

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Toolshed: Kelenic took unique path to Queens

Mets first-rounder used travel ball, Team USA to build profile

Jarred Kelenic was the Mets' highest pick in the Draft since taking Philip Humber third overall in 2004.

By Sam Dykstra | June 27, 2018 12:15 PM ET

Mets first-rounder Jarred Kelenic used the challenges of travel ball and his experiences with Team USA to become the top high-school player selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

Sam Dykstra is a reporter for MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @SamDykstraMiLB. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Tigers' Deatherage makes powerful entrance

Detroit prospect collects first three-homer game in GCL since 2011

Brock Deatherage collected 24 home runs in 227 games over four seasons at North Carolina State. (NC State Athletics Communications)

By Andrew Battifarano | June 18, 2018 4:11 PM ET

Tigers 10th-rounder Brock Deatherage went yard three times to lead Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Tigers West to a 9-3 win over Yankees East on Monday.

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Luzardo returns after tragedy at alma mater

A's No. 6 prospect reports to camp after school shooting vigil

Jesus Luzardo graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2016. (Greg Bessette/MiLB.com)

By Gerard Gilberto | February 16, 2018 10:12 PM ET

In the wake of the tragedy at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, A's No. 6 prospect Jesus Luzardo will start a scholarship fund in support of the family of one of the victims.

Gerard Gilberto is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow and interact with him on Twitter, @GerardGilberto4. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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