Outfielder Avisail Garcia and reliever Bruce Rondon, both Detroit Tigers prospects, were named the team's Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year on Friday, according to a report by Chris Iott of MLive.com.â†µ
Garcia has been up in the big leagues with the Tigers since late August, hitting .313 with one RBI in 16 at-bats. For Single-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie this season, Garcia had a .299 batting average with 14 home runs and 58 RBIs. He also showcased some speed, legging out eight triples and stealing 23 bases in that time.â†µ
Tigers manager Jim Leyland had this to say of Garcia, from the report:â†µ
I think this kid's a terrific prospect. I've been really impressed with what I've seen.â†µ
Rondon, pitching for Lakeland, Erie and Triple-A Toledo, posted a 2-1 record with a tidy 1.53 ERA in 22 games. He also notched 29 saves and 66 strikeouts.â†µ
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