Aaron Westlake may not have been drafted for his fielding ability, but his approach at the plate…
Tigers Prospect Profile #41: Aaron Westlake
Aaron Westlake Position: First Baseman Height: 6-4 Weight: 235 Born: 12/27/1988 Bats: Left Throws: Right Acquired: 2011 Draft, 3rd Round Ranking History: #23 (2011) Background After turning down the Blue Jays in the 22nd round in 2010, Westlake signed with the Tigers as a third round choice in 2011 after an impressive career at Vanderbilt. The hulking first baseman debuted with five games in the Gulf Coast League in 2011, knocking a single, a double and a home run in twenty plate appearances. The Tigers moved Westlake to short-season Connecticut for the final 27 games of the year and he hit .264/.328/.377 over that span; pounding out two home runs and driving in 15 runs. At 23 years old, Westlake made his full-season debut with West Michigan in 2012. He played 123 games for the Whitecaps last year, manning first base for 96 of them and even playing third base for one game. Westlake knocked 35 doubles and nine home runs as part of a .249/.320/.391 campaign. He walked 47 times and...
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