Friday, August 17, 2007

Cameron Maybin called up to the Tigers

Maybin Splash

Maybin with the Whitecaps in 2006

Wow. What a surprise.

A little over one week ago, the Tigers promoted top prospect Cameron Maybin to Double-A Erie. At the time, club president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said Maybin would not be a candidate for a September call-up.

But that was before Maybin crushed pitching at Double-A, to the tune of a .400 average and four home runs in six games. Now, the club has decided to call Maybin up to the big leagues – on the day of a two-part roster shakeup.

Maybin, 20, has already arrived in New York, and will be uniform at Yankee Stadium tonight.

If any kid has the potential to break into the Show at this young of an age- he's it. One of the most exciting and talented players to ever come through West Michigan.

Go Cameron!