Rising Detroit Tigers prospect Tyler Collins is projected to reach the major league level at some point this season by Tigers beat writer Lynn Henning. Collins, a 5-foot 11-inch, 215-pound outfielder, is already impressing at Spring Training. The lefty from Texas was drafted by the Tigers in the sixth round of the 2011 first-year payer draft out of Howard College. He is ranked as the No. 6 prosect in the Detroit organization and could start the 2013 season with the SeaWolves.
Collins hit .313 with 11 doubles, one triple and eight home runs in 2011. He also drove in 32 runs and stole six bases in 42 games with the Connecticut Tigers in the New York-Penn League and one game with the Gulf Coast League Tigers.
Last year, Collins spent the entire season with Lakeland, hitting .290 with 35 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 20 stolen bases in 126 games.