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Burrows' hitless effort earns weekly award

No. 4 Tigers prospect claims Eastern honor after dominant win
August 14, 2017

Beau Burrows didn't get to finish his no-hitter, but he did score an award for his brilliant work. The No. 4 Tigers prospect was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week on Monday after tossing six hitless innings Saturday against New Hampshire. The 20-year-old right-hander struck out eight and walked

Gutierrez fans 11 as Whitecaps win 80th

Tigers prospect sets career high for second time in four starts
August 13, 2017

Looking to become the first team to 80 wins in the Minor Leagues this season, Class A West Michigan got there swiftly behind one of its most methodical arms.Tigers prospect Alfred Gutierrez recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts while allowing three hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday as the Whitecaps took

Hillcats' McKenzie leads Pitchers of the Week

Indians No. 3 prospect racked up career-high 14 K's in six innings
May 15, 2017

Triston McKenzie didn't just make it look easy last week -- he actually admitted it was.The 19-year-old right-hander earned the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week award Monday after striking out a career-high 14 over six scoreless innings last Tuesday for Class A Advanced Lynchburg."During starts like this, the game

Tigers' Gutierrez, Whitecaps blank Chiefs

Right-hander yields one hit, fans six over season-high six innings
May 10, 2017

Daytime is the right time for Tigers prospect Alfred Gutierrez.Making his first day game appearance of the season, the 21-year-old right-hander allowed one hit while fanning six batters over six frames Wednesday as West Michigan blanked host Peoria, 3-0. Gutierrez did not walk a batter and has issued just one

Whitecaps record another whitewash

Tigers prospects Watkins, Gutierrez extend streak to 32 innings
April 8, 2017

Class A West Michigan pitching coach Jorge Cordova laid out a plan for his hurlers to start the season and they've executed it almost perfectly.With Spenser Watkins and Alfred Gutierrez combining on a five-hitter, the Whitecaps extended their season-opening shutout streak to 32 innings with a 2-0 blanking of South Bend on