26-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Daniel Fields in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Daniel Fields Contract Information:
Agreed to terms with the Tigers on a one-year contract in February 2014.
Fields signed a minor league contract with Arizona, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Daniel Fields.
After a strong year with Double-A Erie in 2013, Fields appeared to be nearing the Tigers' radar. All the young outfielder would need was a strong showing with Triple-A Toledo. Instead of taking that next step towards the majors, Fields struggled with the Mud Hens. In 274 at-bats in Toledo, he hit .219/.273/.343 with six homers, eight steals and 26 runs with a 15:76 BB:K ratio. A broken hand held him out of action for a prolonged stretch, and Fields struggled to find a grove at the plate after returning to action. He improved slightly at the plate during the Arizona Fall League, hitting .255 with one homer and three steals in 12 games, but Fields still needs some additional time at Triple-A. Despite the down season, the Tigers remain intrigued by Fields’ potential to crack the major league roster one day. The 24-year-old outfielder is considered a good five-tool athlete, and he flashed that skill set by hitting .284 with 10 homers and 24 steals in 2013. If he can stay healthy and post those type of numbers in Toledo while also improving his plate discipline, Fields will find himself back in Detroit’s long-term plans.
Fields passed up a scholarship at the University of Michigan to sign with the Tigers after being selected in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. He was a high school shortstop, but Detroit has opted to convert Fields to center field. He hit .240/.343/.371 with High-A Lakeland in his first season in the minors. While those numbers don't jump off the page, keep in mind that Fields is just 20. He's still at least a couple of years away from getting a shot with the Tigers, but he’s legitimate five-tool talent who deserves to be monitored in deep keeper leagues that value minor league players.