Minor League Opening Day Roster Analysis: Detroit Tigers

1 Nick Castellanos 3/4/1992 3b/of Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
2 *Avisail Garcia 6/12/1991 of Detroit Tigers
3 Bruce Rondon 12/9/1990 rhp Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
4 Jake Thompson 1/31/1994 rhp Extended Spring
5 Austin Schotts 9/16/1993 of West Michigan Whitecaps (LoA)
6 Danry Vasquez 1/8/1994 of West Michigan Whitecaps (LoA)
7 Tyler Collins 6/6/1990 of Erie SeaWolves (AA)
8 Casey Crosby 9/17/1988 lhp Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
9 Eugenio Suarez 7/18/1991 ss/2b Lakeland Flying Tigers (HiA)
10 James McCann 6/13/90 c Erie SeaWolves (AA)


tigers-900x635HE'S WHERE? He was penciled in as the Tigers' closer for most of spring training, but righthander Bruce Rondon is starting the year in Triple-A Toledo. Nick Castellanos struggled in his time in Double-A last year, but the Tigers were impressed enough this spring to bump him up to Triple-A Toledo.

WHO'S MISSING: Outfielder Avisail Garcia will begin the season on the disabled list with a bruised right heel. Righthander Jake Thompson, the club’s first pick in the 2012 draft, is starting in extended spring training, which was always the plan.

GO SEE: Toledo has Rondon and Castellanos, but low Class A West Michigan's outfield should be a treat as well, with Austin Schotts, Danry Vasquez and Jake Stewart.