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    Default Tigers Promote Nick Castellanos to Erie




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    Fantastic! It was obvious he wasn't being challenged at Lakeland.

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    Having just turned 20 in March, dude is legit!
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    I like monitoring splits for prospects like this and nothing indicates it being a fluke. He hits better on the road (not benefiting from a hitter's home park), hits better versus righties (isn't just feasting off crappy lefties), not to mention that the FSL is not in any way a hitter's league. I'm pretty excited about this guy, to say the least.

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    Batting .405 after a couple more hits tonight.

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    Aggresive move. But exercise some patience if the struggles early there.

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    If he continues to mash, we could see him as soon as this year. Honestly wouldn't shock me. This kid is gonna be a stud, just have to find a position for him. Have they tried him in the OF yet? Unless they DH Prince, move Miggy back to 1st and Castellanos at 3rd but I don't think Prince would be too happy about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC24 View Post
    If he continues to mash, we could see him as soon as this year. Honestly wouldn't shock me. This kid is gonna be a stud, just have to find a position for him. Have they tried him in the OF yet? Unless they DH Prince, move Miggy back to 1st and Castellanos at 3rd but I don't think Prince would be too happy about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MC24 View Post
    If he continues to mash, we could see him as soon as this year. Honestly wouldn't shock me. This kid is gonna be a stud, just have to find a position for him. Have they tried him in the OF yet? Unless they DH Prince, move Miggy back to 1st and Castellanos at 3rd but I don't think Prince would be too happy about it.
    Being a mediocre team would give management some leverage in moving Prince to DH. But I don't see this happening anytime soon with Martinez coming back next year. I think the Tigers are committed to their corner infield as is...much to my dismay.

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    This probably increases his trade value a bit as well... especially if he hits well for the next month+
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    I know Inge was a greek God but could he play 2B? Making the move impossible?
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    Awesome. He's now in the Eastern League, so I should be able to see him at some point.
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    Castellanos would probably be as good a right fielder as anybody else we have in the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuNk42AE View Post
    Plus you would still have VMart unless he was traded.
    True. They definitely need to move Castellanos to the OF.

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    I know Inge was a greek God but could he play 2B? Making the move impossible?
    Castellanos isn't playing 2B.

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    I can't wait to see Castellanos play in Toledo at some point this year.
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    Paul from TigsTown says his ETA is Sept '13.

    Mark my words, it will be much sooner than that. Not that I think he couldn't use the work in Toledo next year, but the Tigers will most-certainly promote him before then, barring a drastic setback. Won't be this year though, unless they wanna give him a few AB's in September so he'll know what he's up against heading into next year.
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    Happy for him, but a bit bummed as we are getting ready to head south for the next two weeks and are planning to make at least 1 trip up to Lakeland while we are there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hzglory View Post
    Happy for him, but a bit bummed as we are getting ready to head south for the next two weeks and are planning to make at least 1 trip up to Lakeland while we are there.
    Hey, NW Ohio isn't far from Erie.
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    Huh....this works out great...I'm going to be travelling through Pennsylvania in July...I should stop and see a game at Erie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MC24 View Post
    True. They definitely need to move Castellanos to the OF.



    Castellanos isn't playing 2B.
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    I'm really excited about Castellanos but please don't pull a Maybin on him, he still can't play defense, he doesn't hit for HR power, and his K/BB splits aren't great. He's an immense talent and he earned this promotion, but he still has some work to do before we start penciling him into the big leagues.
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    Nick will finish this year at Erie.
    He also gets the untouchable tag along with Prince, Miggy, and JV.

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    A prime candidate for Arizona. If so, any play at other than 3B? I hope not. Don't muddle up his game. He's a hitter. Let him rip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorthop View Post
    A prime candidate for Arizona. If so, any play at other than 3B? I hope not. Don't muddle up his game. He's a hitter. Let him rip.
    I think he needs to learn a second position. RF shouldn't be too tough for him.

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    Allow him to master 3B and then give him a shot at other positions. After all including ST and IL he only has 12 months of pro ball experience. I think Erie will be a challenge for him and also what he needs.
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    No, he can't play SS. No, he can't play 2B. No, he's not ready for the MLB this season.

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    One of Nick's defensive issues is ball control after the stop. Too often the ball will leave the glove before the throw either by failure to grasp it successfully or in the transfer to the throwing hand. The correction is experience and confidence.
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    The Tigers will regret not trading Nick Castellanos this past off-season, mark my words!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysthrowheat View Post
    No, he's not ready for the MLB this season.
    Based on our first third this year, you could say that about a lot of our guys on the MLB roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Hey, NW Ohio isn't far from Erie.
    You're right, but the way the summer is looking, it isn't likely that we will make the 4 hour trip. Maybe he'll be in Toledo in late August
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hzglory View Post
    You're right, but the way the summer is looking, it isn't likely that we will make the 4 hour trip. Maybe he'll be in Toledo in late August
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Paul from TigsTown says his ETA is Sept '13.

    Mark my words, it will be much sooner than that. Not that I think he couldn't use the work in Toledo next year, but the Tigers will most-certainly promote him before then, barring a drastic setback. Won't be this year though, unless they wanna give him a few AB's in September so he'll know what he's up against heading into next year.
    If he hits at Erie, we could see him here in a month or two - at least for a peak. They can DH him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor City Sonics View Post
    If he hits at Erie, we could see him here in a month or two - at least for a peak. They can DH him.
    With V-Mart likely back, the Tigers will already have 4 DH's at the end of the season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Motor City Sonics View Post
    If he hits at Erie, we could see him here in a month or two - at least for a peak. They can DH him.
    I don't see why they would hinder his development by calling him up to DH.
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    It's hard for me to get excited about this. We have nowhere to put him. Sure there could be injuries but if Fielder/Cabrera/Martinez get hurt and are replaced by Nick ist hat really a good thing?

    What is there to look forward to with the guy? A trade? That's iffy.
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    Holy crap man... we don't need OFers?
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    I think the whole Cabrera/prince/victor thing and castellanos theoretically not being able to play 3rd because of it is somewhat casting a cloud over being excited about castellanos.

    I'm not worried about it in the slightest. He's playing 3rd right now because that is the most valuable position for him right now. Once the bat is ready, the tigers will have a much more clear understanding about their situation at first third and dh.

    Castellanos can always move to right field. I don't think it's true that there is nowhere for him to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    I think the whole Cabrera/prince/victor thing and castellanos theoretically not being able to play 3rd because of it is somewhat casting a cloud over being excited about castellanos.

    I'm not worried about it in the slightest. He's playing 3rd right now because that is the most valuable position for him right now. Once the bat is ready, the tigers will have a much more clear understanding about their situation at first third and dh.

    Castellanos can always move to right field. I don't think it's true that there is nowhere for him to play.

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    Right now, Castellano is just a really good prospect. It's not important where he's eventually going to play or who's in the way. Let's see how well he hits in AA and worry about the other stuff later. If the guy turns out to be a great hitter, everything will work itself out.
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    So this is like finding out that a really hot chick just turned 15... that's great but of no use to me now.
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