Detroit Tigers Prospects: Castro and Vest find new homes

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 22: Anthony Castro #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 22, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds defeated the Tigers 2-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 22: Anthony Castro #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 22, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds defeated the Tigers 2-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers lose Anthony Castro and Will Vest, welcome Yunior Perez to the minor league roster.

The Detroit Tigers this week lost a pair of relievers in Anthony Castro in waivers to the Toronto Blue Jays and in today’s Rule 5 draft, Will Vest however, they picked up reliever Yunior Perez from the Cubs in the first round of the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 draft.  To learn more about the Tigers Rule 5 pick

As Jason Beck of MLB.com points out, Will Vest becomes the first Tigers prospect taken in the Rule 5 Draft since 2011, when the Pirates selected infielder Gustavo Nunez. So, what are Tigers fans missing out on Will Vest? Contributor and Prospects Live staff members Jake Boes did ab  write up on Vest and what he could provide for the Mariners. Vest was last pitching in Toledo in 2019 after advancing all the way from Lakeland to start the season.

As far as what they lost in Anthony Castro, he has a nasty slider to go with a fastball that tops out around 95 MPH. He was used as a reliever in his short time in Detroit but has started in Double-A Erie so it will be interesting to see how Toronto will use him going forward. On a personal note, he was one of the first interviews I did in Spanish when he was at West Michigan so I wish him the best of luck with the Jays and I hope he finds a role that fits.

As far as what the Tigers are getting with Yunior Perez, Jake Boes has you covered with an extensive report from Tigers Rule 5 draft pick from the Chicago Cubs. I was rather surprised the Tigers did not pick up some more minor league arms but we shall see who they will extend minor league invites to in the next few weeks.

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