Tigers’ Stewart, Ravenelle picked for ‘Fall Stars’ game
Two of the Tigers' three participants in the Arizona Fall League have been selected to play in Saturday's "Fall Stars” game (8 p.m., MLB Network).
Outfielder Christin Stewart and pitcher Adam Ravenelle were named to the rosters, announced Monday.
Outfielder / third baseman JaCoby Jones did not make the cut.
Stewart, a first-round pick by the Tigers out of Tennessee in 2015, was given a roster spot despite some struggles out in Arizona. He hit just .189 with one home run, three RBIs and a .501 OPS in 10 games.
He had a monster season in the minor leagues for Detroit this year, though, with 30 home runs and 87 RBIs in a season split between Single-A Lakeland and Double-A Erie.
Ravenelle, a fourth-round pick by the Tigers in 2014 out of Vanderbilt, has pitched in six AFL games, allowing one hit in six innings, while picking up four saves.
A right-hander, Ravenelle struggled this season after his promotion to Erie.
Jones, acquired in the July 2015 trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates for closer Joakim Soria, was left off the "Fall Stars" roster despite batting .333 with a homer, seven RBIs and an .887 OPS in 11 games.
Jones could be primed to be the Tigers' starting center fielder in 2017, if the club opts against picking up Cameron Maybin's $9-million option ($1-million buyout).