Source: Detroit News
Unless he gets hurt or decides to leave baseball for a new gig, it looks as if the Tigers will bring Nick Castellanos to Detroit no later than September.
Even at age 20, he's that good. Not even Double A pitching has slowed him in the six weeks he has been at Erie. And so the Tigers have faced facts. Castellanos is now a right fielder.
Miguel Cabrera has dropped anchor at third base. Meanwhile, Castellanos has been dropping pitches over fences and up gaps. He's batting .321 in his last 26 games, with six home runs. Double A is the welcome mat to the big leagues, and Castellanos just wiped his feet.
"He does things with the bat," said Chris Cron, the Erie manager who looks as if he'll be Castellanos' last minor-league skipper. "He might swing at some bad pitches now and then. But he's 20 years old. He's still way ahead of the curve."
Getting better as an outfielder, as well, a couple of weeks after the Tigers decided to bag third base and move Castellanos to right field, all with an eye to giving him a home no later than 2013.
"He won't be going back to third base for some time," Cron said, repeating orders from the Tigers front office. "He's an outfielder.
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