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Detroit Tigers: Christin Stewart, Mike Gerber should be September call-ups

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 28: A Detroit Tigers hat, glasses and glove sit on the dugout stairs during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on June 28, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers win on a walk off home run 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 28: A Detroit Tigers hat, glasses and glove sit on the dugout stairs during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on June 28, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers win on a walk off home run 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – APRIL 22: Brad Asumus manager of the Detroit Tigers leaves the field in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins on April 22, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 5-4. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images) /

Detroit Tigers outfield prospects Christin Stewart and Mike Gerber should be called up to the Major League roster during September as the team integrates more youth into the roster.

Detroit Tigers fans are familiar with Christin Stewart and Mike Gerber at this point.

The outfielders, who are two of the team’s best position players, are both in the midst of successful seasons with Double-A Erie.

After moving up from the lower minors, both outfielders are showing why they could start for the Tigers in the near future.

Stewart has mashed 28 home runs, 28 doubles and three triples to go with a .253 ISO and 86 RBI in 533 plate appearances for the SeaWolves.

The 23-year-old has also shown his penchant for drawing walks, with a .336 on-base percentage helping to make up for just a .258 batting average.

He was recently named to the Eastern League’s All-Star team for the 2017 campaign.

Moving forward, the Tennessee product should continue to hit, especially for power and draw walks.

That combination makes it easy to pencil the former first-round pick into the middle of the Detroit Tigers lineup down the line.

The Tigers obviously don’t want to rush either Stewart or Gerber, but it would make sense if one or both were called up in September as they get acclimated to the Majors—especially with Justin Upton now in Anaheim.

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