TOLEDO, Ohio -- Nick Castellanos made it look easy in spring training.
The youngster batted .360 with six walks, two doubles, one home run and six RBIs in 15 games in Grapefruit League play.
The Tigers sent Castellanos down to Triple-A Toledo not so much so he could work on his hitting, but so he could continue to develop as a left fielder. Castellanos came up the system as a third baseman.
"What (manager Jim Leyland) said is when the rest of your game looks as comfortable as you do in the box, then you'll be up here," Castellanos said during the Mud Hens' last home stand. "Obviously at that time, I swung it really well in big league spring training, but he's talking about playing defense, running the bases, picking up signs from the coaches, just everything, being a complete baseball player."
Currently, Castellanos is playing left field every day and learning how to adjust from Double-A Erie to Triple-A.
"Double-A to Triple-A is a little bit of a jump, just as the next level ...