Daniels Fields, a former U of M committ, was called up to the Tigers Class A Advanced Affliate the Lakeland Flying Tigers. For those of you who don't know, he was a Michigan committment out of U of D Jesuit this past year but the Tigers drafted him in the 6th round and gave him a $1.6 million signing bonus. It looks like he's on the fast track to play outfielder in the majors.
Slightly OT: Daniel Fields called up to Lakeland Tigers Advanced A
I couldn't find where he was on milb.com.
He was going to be playing rookie ball which doesn't start till June but they called him up this morning and he will be playing tonight in centerfield.
Great news! Knew the guy; went to my high school and everything. Great overall player.
What's the point of calling them "low A" and "advanced A"? Why not just change the classification to R, A, AA, AAA and AAAA?
Because that makes too much sense.