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State of the System: Detroit Tigers

Torkelson leads next wave while Mize brings rebuild to Majors
October 19, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Tigers missed the playoffs for the

Rogers, Castro pacing Tigers' resurgence

Major League callups leading the way for Organization All-Stars
October 25, 2019

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Double-A Erie finished 77-61 in the Eastern League in 2019, making the SeaWolves the

Castro collects four hits for Mud Hens

Tigers No. 15 prospect plates three, boosts average to .321
May 10, 2019

Willi Castro continues to reward the Tigers for taking a chance on him in a trade last summer.Detroit's No. 7 prospect recorded four hits, including his third triple of the season, and drove in three runs as Triple-A Toledo outslugged Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 12-8, on Friday at PNC Field. He also stole

Trade roundup: Cards get prospects for Pham

Orioles pick up four Braves prospects in big deal for Gausman
July 31, 2018

Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. With many moves expected throughout the day, this is where will round up the group of notable prospects switching teams.With so much focus on bigger names, the Rays and Cardinals began deadline day with an under-the-radar move

RubberDucks Place Five on EL All-Star Team

June 29, 2018

(AKRON, OHIO)- The Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs has announced the 2018 Eastern and Western Division All-Star teams for the 2018 Eastern League All-Star Game, and five current Akron RubberDucks players have been selected to play for the Western Division squad. Outfielders Andrew Calica and Connor Marabell , third

Castro plates five in RubberDucks' romp

Indians No. 5 prospect goes 4-for-5, collects three doubles
May 26, 2018

Having collected more than two hits just once this season, Willi Castro entered Friday looking for a breakout game.He got it.The Indians' No. 5 prospect plated five runs, going 4-for-5 with three doubles to help Double-A Akron erase an early six-run deficit and pound Richmond, 14-6, at Canal Park. Castro boosted

Mejia next brick in potential Indians dynasty

Catching prospect heralds new generation of first-place talent
October 23, 2017

This offseason, is taking a look at the most outstanding campaigns by players in each system across Minor League Baseball and honoring the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization.While compiling an American League-best 102-60 record, complete with a

'Cats Claim First League Title Since 2012

Lynchburg controls winner-take-all game from outset
September 9, 2017

Lynchburg pitchers struck out 13, and the Hillcats used two big innings on offense to defeat Frederick, 7-1, and win a share of the Carolina League Championship at City Stadium Saturday night.

Frederick Stuns 'Cats in Ninth of Game 1

Lynchburg must win two in a row at home
September 7, 2017

Frederick scored nine runs in the final three innings Thursday to come from behind and shock Lynchburg at Nymeo Field, 10-9. The Keys took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Northern Division Championship Series as a result.

Unearned Runs Mark the Difference in 6-2 Loss

Costly error opens the door for Down East in sixth inning
August 26, 2017

After falling behind 2-0 initially, Lynchburg scored a run in the third and a run in the sixth to tie the game. However, Down East plated four unearned runs to break the tie and claim a 6-2 victory at Grainger Stadium Saturday night.

Hillcats Clinch Second-Half Title With 3-2 Win

Lynchburg wins both halves of Northern Division race in 2017
August 25, 2017

Triston McKenzie struck out 11 batters and only allowed one run on one hit in six innings to help Lynchburg defeat Down East, 3-2, and clinch the second-half Northern Division title.

Andrew Calica Homers in 7-3 Loss

Hillcats offense stalls after initial quick surge
August 23, 2017

Andrew Calica hit a three-run homer three batters into the game to give Lynchburg a 3-0 lead before an out was recorded. However, the Hillcats did not record a hit for the rest of the game and eventually lost 7-3 at Jim Perry Stadium Wednesday night.

Quick Start Leads to Fifth Straight Win, 6-3

Hillcats have won 13 of last 15 contests
August 22, 2017

Lynchburg scored four runs on five hits in the first six batters of the game to storm out to a 4-0 lead and eventually win 6-3 in the series opener at Buies Creek Tuesday night.

Lynchburg Outhomers Salem, 2-1

Solo home runs decide pitching duel
August 18, 2017

Willi Castro and Claudio Bautista each hit solo home runs in the first two innings, which supplied all the offense the Hillcats needed in a 2-1 victory over Salem Friday night.

Hillcats Capitalize on Opportunities in 10-6 Win

Lynchburg notches 17 baserunners on only five hits
August 17, 2017

Lynchburg scored seven runs on just three hits in the first inning and led comfortably the rest of the way in a 10-6 victory against Buies Creek in the series finale at City Stadium Thursday night.The Astros plated two runs in the top of the first before the Hillcats could

Buies Creek Comes Back for Extra-Inning Win

Lynchburg drops to 5-7 in extras this year
August 16, 2017

Lynchburg held a 3-2 lead from the fourth inning until the seventh, but Buies Creek tied it at that time and used a four-run 11th inning to claim a 7-3 result Wednesday night at City Stadium.

Season-High 18 Hits Not Enough in 12-7 Loss

Lynchburg leaves 15 runners on base, 12 in scoring position
August 12, 2017

One day after posting a season-high 17 hits and winning by 13 runs, Lynchburg recorded a season-high 18 hits but managed to suffer a 12-7 defeat at Winston-Salem Saturday.

DeMasi's Career Highs Highlight 5-2 Win

Lynchburg right-hander notches two personal bests
August 4, 2017

Dominic DeMasi went a career-high seven innings and struck out a career-best eight batters to earn the win in a 5-2 Hillcats victory at City Stadium Friday night.

Hillcats Fall in Rubber Match, 6-5

Lynchburg strands 13 runners on base
August 2, 2017

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Loopstok Has Career Night in 9-2 Win

Aruba native drives in six runs with four extra-base hits
August 1, 2017

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Chiang Throws No-Hitter in 3-0 Win

First Lynchburg complete-game no-hitter in 25 years
July 29, 2017

Shao-Ching Chiang needed just 106 pitches to throw the first complete-game no-hitter for a Lynchburg team since Tim Van Egmond did it for the Lynchburg Red Sox on June 1, 1992. The Hillcats only had two hits of their own but produced three runs to claim a 3-0 victory over

Hillcats Drop Series Finale, 13-5

Lynchburg ends season series with 14-5 record against Keys
July 26, 2017

Frederick scored 10 unanswered runs over the final five frames to win the rubber match, 13-5, at City Stadium Wednesday night.

Tom and DeMasi Headline 6-4 Victory

Lynchburg snaps Frederick's seven-game winning streak
July 24, 2017

Ka'ai Tom had a three-run triple and a solo home run to drive in four of the Hillcats six runs, and Dominic DeMasi held Frederick one run over five innings to earn the win in a 6-4 victory at City Stadium Monday night.

Hillcats Split Two at Potomac

Lynchburg wins suspended game but drops series finale
July 23, 2017

Lynchburg rallied from a 6-5 deficit in Saturday's suspended game to win 8-6, but the Hillcats couldn't complete the four-game sweep. Potomac claimed the series finale, 4-1, at Pfitzner Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Two-Out Hitting Fuels 3-2 Victory

Eight of Lynchburg's 10 hits come with two outs
July 21, 2017

All three of Lynchburg's runs occurred with two outs to build a 3-0 lead through five innings, and the Hillcats held on for a 3-2 victory Friday night at Pfitzner Stadium.