KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 08: Nick Castellanos #1 of Team USA removes hit helmet after hitting a home run during the 6th inning of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game against the World Team at Kauffman Stadium on July 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos will play in the Arizona Fall League with the Mesa Solar Sox this October.
Still easing into the outfield position after switching over from third base this summer, Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos is expected to suit up with a handful of Detroit players in the Arizona Fall League this October according to The Detroit News.
The 20-year-old hitting machine will play for the Mesa Solar Sox when the season kicks off on Oct. 9, and will be joined on the roster by Detroit pitching prospects Matt Hoffman, Tyler Clark, Michael Morrison and Luke Putkonen, as well as position players James McCann and Aaron Westlake.
The most prized youngster in the Tigers organization at the moment, Castellanos has recorded seven home runs with 24 RBI over 73 games in Double-A this season, and remains a possible choice to join the big league roster when it expands on Sept. 1.
Though Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski has reportedly reached an internal decision about Castellanos' future for the remainder of 2012, the team has yet to reveal their plan. Setting Castellanos up for October baseball makes sense, considering his position switch, but it's hard to imagine the franchise isn't itching to see what their talented prospect is capable of at the major league level in the midst of a pennant race.