Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos will play in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game, according to Tigers director of media relations, Brian Britten. The game will take place this Saturday, Nov. 3rd, at 8 p.m. on MLB Network.
Castellanos, who ended the 2012 season with the Double-A Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League despite being only 20 years old, is regarded by many as the top prospect in the Tigers' minor league system. He was drafted in the first round (44th overall pick) of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of Archbishop McCarthy High School in Southwest Branches, FL. Originally a third basemen, he played 51 games in the outfield in Erie this past season, and is expected to be an outfielder when he reaches the major leagues.
In his three minor league season between rookie ball and Double-A, Castellanos is batting .316 with a .367 on-base percentage, with 17 home runs and 136 RBIs. Before being promoted to Erie midway through this past season, he was batting .405 for the Lakeland Flying Tigers in the High-A Florida State League.