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Tigers Prospect Nick Castellanos Starting In RF For Erie Thursday

With Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder each around for the long haul, the chances for corner outfielders in the Detroit Tigers' system will likely be few and far between for the better part of the next decade. So it's only natural then that super-prospect Nick Castellanos, a player who could help the big club right now with his prowess from the plate, has made the switch to outfield in an effort to get to The Show quicker.


On Thursday against Binghamton, the 20-year-old will be making his first outfield start since his freshman year of high school. A 6-foot-4 machine from the plate who demolished Single-A hitting to the tune of a .405 average over 55 games, Castellanos has hardly missed a beat since being called up to Double-A. Shifting him to outfield is the most logical move the Tigers' organization and an obvious victory for all, as it's clear the team wants to keep him on a fast track towards joining the big league club this summer.