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.