Dreams of Fields

Daniel Fields, who the Tigers signed out of University of Detroit Jesuit HS, made his debut with the Lakeland Flying Tigers last Saturday. Sunday I saw him get his first hit (single to RF) and score his first run as a Flying Tiger. Tuesday I gazed in admiration as he blasted a bases-loaded triple in the first inning.
In four games he's hitting .308 with 3 RBI, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 2 stolen bases. He looks comfortable at the plate and in center field. Before Sunday's game he told me he's thrilled to play in High A instead of rookie ball (C0nnecticut Tigers), where the Tigers had first planned to have him begin the season.
Daniel's father, Bruce Fields, also played in Lakeland for the Tigers, and the organization believes this is the first father-son duo to accomplish that feat.
According to Baseball America, Fields ranks 8th among Detroit's top 10 prospects and is the best athlete among them and has the best speed.
Can't say I'm a great judge of talent, but this kid has "can't miss" written all over him.


  1. heard about that kid , and that he is loaded with talent but hopefully he doesnt mind playing left because ceneterfield might just be locked up for awhile...this austin jackson is the real deal, defensively gets jumps on the ball that remind me of andrew jones 10 years ago. curtis who?

  2. Daniel told me he'll play any position. Said he once played all 9 positions in an all-star game.