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Detroit Tigers: Three Prospects Who Shouldn’t Be Traded at Deadline

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Feb 27, 2016; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers player Jacoby Jones during media photo day at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 27, 2016; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers player Jacoby Jones during media photo day at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /
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3. Christin Stewart

As of now, the Detroit Tigers future outfield consists of Derek Hill in center field and some combination of J.D. Martinez, Justin Upton, Steven Moya and Mike Gerber in the corners.

Another outfielder who could come into play, especially if Upton or Martinez depart, is Christin Stewart.

A slugging outfielder and former first-round pick, Stewart hit .285 in his debut season in 2015. He also added 44 RBI, 41 runs scored, 13 doubles, 10 home runs, seven triples and five stolen bases.

This season, the Tennessee product has continued to flash the power that could make him an everyday player at the big-league level. Stewart has mashed 17 doubles and 17 home runs in only 71 games.

In addition to showing power, the outfielder has also posted some excellent on-base numbers. Despite a .250 batting average, Stewart’s on-base percentage sits at a sparkling .397 thanks to 53 walks. The 78 strikeouts are a slight concern, but if he can continue to reach base via the walk, Stewart could have a successful career.

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Somewhere down the line, an outfield trio of Stewart, Jones and Moya would be intriguing to see from an offensive standpoint. All could conceivably hit 30 home runs in a full season of playing time if they make good on their respective potential.

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