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2/22/1987 (30 y, 3 d)
2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 24, Pick: 25, Overall: 737, Team: Colorado Rockies
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Field signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite with the Twins on Thursday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports. (12/15/2016)
Drew Stubbs & Tommy Field: Deep League Wire
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Injuries to Troy Tulowitzki, Chris Nelson and Mark Ellis opened the door for Field to make an unexpected Major League debut in September. He arrived just in time to start on September 11th, and drew a walk in his first plate appearance in the majors. Field has put up pretty decent numbers in the minors during each of the past two seasons, including a 114 wRC+ at Double-A last season, but is unlikely to have anything more than a utility role in the bigs thanks to Tulowitzki. He didn’t hit very well in his brief time with the Rockies, but showed good power in the minors for a shortstop. A good spring could put him in the mix for the last spot on Colorado’s bench, but it’s more likely that Field makes his Triple-A debut. (Paul Swydan)
The Quick Opinion:
Field made a surprise debut last season, and has shown good power in the minors, but his only path to a large contribution at the big-league level this season is an injury to Troy Tulowitzki.
Field made a completely unexpected major league debut at the end of 2011, but his 51 plate appearances would prove to be his high-water mark with the Rockies organization. He managed three PA with Colorado this past season, but was leapfrogged on the organizational depth chart by not only Josh Rutledge, but also DJ Lemahieu, whom the team acquired from the Cubs prior to the 2012 season. Field was claimed on waivers by both the Twins and Angels in under a month, and he may have a chance to suit up for the Halos in 2013. Anaheim's starters are set throughout the infield, but they don't have a ton of depth at second, third and short, with Andrew Romine being the crux of that depth. Should Anaheim decide to carry an extra infielder, Field could stand to break camp with the team, but he still is a long shot to see any sort of sustained playing time. Even if he does get it, he's unlikely to make much of an impact, as he wasn't able to post even decent offensive numbers last season at the hitters' haven in Colorado Springs. (Paul Swydan)
The Quick Opinion:
There is an outside chance that Field could stick with the Angels as a utility infielder this year, but Andrew Romine figures to be the main backup in the Angels' infield, leaving Field likely ticketed for a second straight season of Pacific Coast League action.
Tommy Field showed some signs of improvement in Triple-A in 2013, but those improvements didn't show themselves in his extremely limited playing time in the majors. Only a trade or injury is likely to open the door for significant playing time in 2014. That said, his power and patience are respectable, and he is arguably the best offensive backup option in the Angels' middle infield. If that's what they'll look for when one of the starters goes down is debatable. (Steve Staude)
For whatever reason, Tommy Fields' decent minor league plate discipline refuses to translate to the major league level, with each very brief stint resulting in anything but discipline. His modest power could have been attractive for a middle infielder at one point, but Field, entering his age-29 season, is nothing more than organizational depth now. Signed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers, Field likely won't see his last name in 2016 and has zero fantasy value. (Alex Chamberlain)
The Quick Opinion:
Tommy Field signed a minor league contract with the Tigers and carries no fantasy value for 2016.
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