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Tigers Promote Nick Castellanos to Erie

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

.403/.460/.555 for a 1.015 OPS

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.

Nick Castellanos Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

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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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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.

Plus you would still have VMart unless he was traded.

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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.

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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Awesome. He's now in the Eastern League, so I should be able to see him at some point.

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Plus you would still have VMart unless he was traded.

True. They definitely need to move Castellanos to the OF.

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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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.

Edited by Yoda

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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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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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True. They definitely need to move Castellanos to the OF.

Castellanos isn't playing 2B.

Fair enough, about time we harvested a phenom.

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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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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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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.

Remember, Sheffield started as a shortstop.

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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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