A healthy Adam Ravenelle is making his presence known out West - Week Three



Editor's note: Emily Waldon will be providing regular minor league recaps from the Arizona Fall League and International play to keep you updated on what's happening in the Tigers' farm system during the offseason. Be sure to follow Emily on Twitter at @emilywaldon2080!

After spending the first two months of the 2015 season on the disabled list from a slightly unexplainable health condition, Adam Ravenelle has used the 2016 season as his opportunity to get back to the basics and above all else, just stay healthy. The Vanderbilt alum got his first taste of Double-A in June, grabbing of 1-of-1 in save opportunities for the SeaWolves.

The 6'3 right-hander has his first shot at the Arizona Fall League in 2015 as a 23-year-old, appearing in 10 games with the Scottsdale Scorpions, allowing 10 runs off 14 hits, walking eight and striking out six over 10 1/3 innings of work without a save opportunity. Since donning a Salt River cap in 2016, Ravenelle finds himself leading the league in save opportunities, grabbing 4-of-4. Through his six innings for the Rafters, Ravenelle has yet to allow a run, boasting an 0.67 WHIP with a trio of strikeouts. For Ravenelle, he's back on track and for the Tigers organization, it's an encouraging sign of what to expect in 2017.

Arizona Fall League Season To Date:
1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 SO

JaCoby Jones
Moving within one game of his 2015 total appearances before a suspension, JaCoby Jones hit a bit of a chilly streak in the third week of play for Salt River, but knowing the track record for the big outfielder, it's nothing to cause concern. Following in the path of the 2016 season, consistency and patience at the plate continue to be the biggest focus for growth in Jones with his defense showing no major gaps. Over his four outings in Week Three, Jones was hitless in two of the four, finishing 3-for-15 overall. In addition, Jones fanned six times at the plate, after striking out only three times in his first 24 plate appearances at the start of the season. Despite the lull, Jones has in eight of his 11 games for Salt River, maintaining an .887 OPS.

Arizona Fall League Season To Date:
.333/.400/.487, 6 R, 3 2B, HR, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 9 SO, 5 SB, .887 OPS, .171 ISO


Grayson Greiner
No one was more pleased with a red hot start than Grayson Greiner himself, but knowing baseball isn't one to pick favorites, Greiner's work through Week Three out in Arizona proved more labored than the opening two weeks with Salt River. Greiner made a pair of appearances in Week Three in a quite week offensively. Over seven plate appearances, Greiner went without a hit, walking once with a pair of strikeouts; his first two strikeouts since arriving in Arizona.
Arizona Fall League Season To Date:
.300/.391/.600, 3R, 3 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SO, .991 OPS, .118 ISO


Christin Stewart
The adaptation to Arizona life has been slow and steady for Christin Stewart, but he used Week Three to show that he's settling in after going just 3-for-24 in his first two weeks with Salt River. Over his 10 plate appearances in Week Three, Stewart submitted three hits, all singles for his longest hit streak since joining Salt River. For Stewart, pitch recognition is still in need of fine-tuning before 2017, battling a career-high 31.4 K% through his 10 games.

Arizona Fall League Season To Date:

.189/.231/.270, 5 R, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 13 SO, .501 OPS, .091 ISO


Spencer Turnbull
Into Week Three, Spencer Turnbull has maintained his three-inning pace, this time against Glendale. After averaging 15+ pitches per inning in his first two starts (17 on October 14, 23 on October 20), Turnbull worked a Fall League season-low 14 pitches per inning against Glendale, allowing just one earned run off a pair of hits and striking out one. Despite a drop in his once-high 90's velocity, Turnbull is showing a refreshing boost in missing bats and stands to have a stronger, healthier campaign in 2017.

Arizona Fall League Season To Date:
0-2, 5.00 ERA, 6.0 IP, 11 H, 7 R (5 ER), 4 BB, 7 SO


Jeff Thompson
Taking the hill twice in relief for Salt River in Week Three, Jeff Thompson did not allow a run over his three overall innings for the Rafters. Thompson surrendered just one hit over his pair of outings, fanning a combined three with just one walk.

Arizona Fall League Season To Date:
0-0, 1.29 ERA, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 6 SO


Artie Lewicki
Following Thompson's lead, Artie Lewicki made a pair of appearances for the Rafters in Week Three for a total of five games since arriving in Arizona. Over a combined 3 1/3 innings of relief, Lewicki allowed one run off three hits, fanning three for Salt River.

Arizona Fall League Season To Date:
1-0, 5.87 ERA, 7.2 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 1 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO

Venezuelan Winter League Notes
·       Double-A Erie infielder Harold Castro has had no issue settling in with the Caracas Leones, posted 20 hits over his first 16 games. Castro is hitting a commanding .408/.415/.490 with two doubles, a triple and 10 RBI.

·       Double-A Erie pitcher Tommy Collier found his groove for the Guaira Tiburones tossing a two-hit shutout, his first two-hit shutout since June 30 with the SeaWolves. Collier is 1-1 with a 2.81 ERA with nine strikeouts over four games.

·       Since signing with the Tigers in October with assignment to Triple-A Toledo, we're getting a preview of what to expect in 2017 from 30-year-old RHP Arcenio Leon with the Zulia Aguilas. Over 10 2/3 innings, Leon has allowed just one run off six hits, walking two and striking out 10.

Dominican Winter League Notes
·       Tigers High-A LHP Jairo Labourt is continuing a relief role with the Cibao Gigantes. Earning a win over two games, Labourt has been perfect, tossing three innings with a pair of strikeouts. 
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