DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos, rated as the Tigers' top overall prospect, is making the adjustment to Triple-A pitching. The results are starting to resemble what he did at two different Minor League levels last year.
With Friday's 3-for-5 performance for Triple-A Toledo at Durham, Castellanos improved to 8-for-20 for the week with two three-hit games, raising his average from .225 to .264. He has homered in three of his last four games after going homerless for his first 18 contests.
The adjustment is the opposite of what he did last summer at Double-A Erie, where he tore up Eastern League pitching for the first month before settling down towards the end of a long season.
It also picked up where Castellanos was hitting early in Spring Training, when he was playing regularly while regulars were away at the World Baseball Classic.
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