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Tigers Prospect Profile #20: Daniel Fields

Fields split 2012 between Lakeland and Erie

After a couple seasons of struggles, the numbers showed Fields start to turn a corner in 2012, boosting his batting average, earning a midseason promotion to Double-A, and reducing his strikeouts. Despite that coupled with his premium athleticism, he hasn't moved much up the prospect rankings. How come?

Daniel Fields Position: Outfielder Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 Born: 1/23/1991 Bats: Left Throws: Right Acquired: 2009 MLB Draft, 6th Round Ranking History: #12 (2009), #5 (2010), #16 (2011) Background A sixth round pick in 2009, Fields received $1.625 million to forgo a commitment to Michigan and start his professional career. After signing late, Fields did not make his official professional debut...

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