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AFL Spotlight: Detroit Tigers
See the AFL content index for previous scouting reports and videos for every team in the league. Click on the player's full name for previous content and more information. Tyler Collins, LF Collins has a squatty build and is a left field only fit due to below average speed and arm strength. He's backed into a corner profile-wise but has shown some potential with the bat. Collins needs his bat to carry him and he has some tools: fringy raw power from the left side with some feel to hit and a direct, line drive cut. In 2012 at Hi-A Lakeland, he hit .290/.371/.429 with as many walks as strikeouts at age 22, looking like he could turn into a fringe regular or solid bench bat at the big league level. in 2013, he took a big step backwards at AA, hitting .240/.323/.438 with more than twice as many strikeouts as walks, but finally showing game power with 21 bombs. Collins doesn't have the raw power to make this approach work in the big leagues, but if he can replicate his OBP from...
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