LAKELAND, Fla.—Dominic Ficociello took a step backward offensively in 2016, his first season at Double-A Erie. But the first baseman has taken one step forward in the mind of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, who has seen plenty of him the past two springs.
“He seems to be becoming more selective at the plate," Ausmus said. “He's not chasing out of the strike zone as often. He's more polished."