Top prospects Nick Castellanos and Avisail Garcia are expected to play in the outfield Friday afternoon when the Detroit Tigers open Grapefruit League play. So are speedsters Quintin Berry and Jeff Kobernus.
So is Tyler Collins, another outfield prospect with some pretty good wheels.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland has liked what he has seen out of Collins so far.

"He's impressive," Leyland said. "He's a real A-type prospect for me. I haven't seen much of him, but from what I've seen he looks like a prospect to me."

While Castellanos and Garcia could both play for the Tigers in 2013, Collins appears to be a bit further away from the majors. He hit .290 with seven home runs, 66 RBIs and an .800 OPS in 126 games last season for Single-A Lakeland, his first season there. Collins had 35 doubles and five triples, and he stole 20 bases in just 23 attempts.

Leyland likes his approach to the game.

"He's just one of those run-through-the-wall-type guys," Leyland said "I like him a lot. He runs good, throws, has power and is strong as a bull."

Collins, who hits and throws left-handed, was a sixth-round pick by the Tigers in the 2011 draft.