Heavy rain in the forecast meant no big league game in Lakeland on Monday, and abbreviated workouts for the minor leaguers on the back fields. Despite the weather, impromptu intrasquad games let quite a few players on the Double-A team shine, including Devon Travis and James Robbins. Plus, a former premiere prospect was sighted working out behind the dugout.
March 18, 2014
Aaron Westlake has had an up-and-down pro career since the Tigers drafted him in 2011, but the 2013 season was a bright spot for the big first baseman, who hit .291 for Lakeland. Has the turnaround year brightened his future projections?
January 2, 2014
After being a third round pick, Aaron Westlake hasn't quite lived up to expectations of many Tigers fans, not showing the power in games that he was projected to possess by many scouts. Despite those struggles, there's still reason for optimism with Westlake.
January 3, 2013
Aaron Westlake may not have been drafted for his fielding ability, but his approach at the plate coupled with the fact that he demolished opposing pitchers throughout his decorated career at Vanderbilt, intrigued the Detroit Tigers far too much to pass on him.
April 28, 2012
The Tigers snagged Aaron Westlake with their third round pick in last summer's amateur draft, but Westlake didn't have a dynamite debut, putting up relatively pedestrian numbers with short season Connecticut. What did the Tigers see in the big first baseman, and can he reach his projection?
February 17, 2012