The Tigers, in conjunction with the NYPL, just announced the four Tigers selected to the NYPL All-Star game. My thoughts on the all-stars follow.
Vasquez: One of the best and most raw pure talents in the NYPL. He’s played every day at just 18 years of age and has shown remarkable consistency with his bat. He leads the team in RBIs with 26 and has just one home run. There’s plenty of time for him to develop power as his body fills out. He will only get better.
Turley: He’s quietly dominated in a “piggy-back” role out of the bullpen. Turley, who logged just under 100 innings pitched in college this spring, has allowed just one earned run in exactly 21 innings. You can’t ask for much more than that.
Hanover: No one plays the game in the NYPL with more heart than Hanover. He hustles for everything on the field and plays the game with a smile that is infectious. Andrew Graham and the rest of the Tigers coaching staff continue to marvel about his smooth swing and very consistent approach at the plate.
Reaves: He went up to West Michigan in late June, came back to the team in July and hasn’t missed a beat since returning to the lineup. A very adept middle infielder, Reaves swings the bat very well and has found a spot in the top of the lineup in the last week of games. He continues to get on base and be aggressive-both at the plate and in the field.
Tonight the Tigers and Yankees do battle in game two. I’ll have it for you at 6:50 p.m.