Tigers’ Prospect A.J. Ladwig Earns FSL Pitching Honors
Detroit Tigers’ pitching prospect A.J. Ladwig earned the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week Honors for his performance from April 7th through April 17th, 2016.
The right-hander started two games, consisting of ten games with no runs allowed, earning him a 2-0 start for the 2016 season and a clear cut winner for best pitcher in the FSL. In those ten innings, Ladwig allowed just five hits and struck out eight with no walks allowed.
Ladwig’s Most Recent Start:
- Ladwig made his third start of the season on April 20, working six innings allowing six hits and striking out six and also allowing his first two earned runs of the season in the Flying Tigers 5-2 victory over the Brevard County Manatees; advancing to (3-0) on the season.
The twenty-three year old is starting his third season in the Tigers’ system since being drafted in the eleventh round of the 2014 MLB Draft while playing at Wichita State University.
After signing with Detroit he spent the 2014 season with the Gulf Coast League Tigers and the Connecticut Tigers of the New York-Penn League in a combined thirteen appearances, ten starts he went 0-7 with a 5.14 ERA in twenty-eight innings while striking out sixteen batters.
In his first full season of pro ball in 2015 he had better stats with a 12-9 record with a 3.59 ERA in twenty-two starts.