Detroit Tigers prospect Jose Azocar may be the best hitter in farm system

Detroit Free Press
Detroit Tigers prospect Jose Azocar may be the best hitter in farm system
Detroit Tigers prospect Jose Azocar may be the best hitter in farm system

ERIE, Penn. — Mike Rabelo, the Erie SeaWolves manager, sits at his desk in his office. He leans forward and cracks a smile. “I'm a big Jose Azocar fan,” Rabelo says, the smile holding strong. "I love watching him play." Azocar is having a fantastic season for the SeaWolves, the Tigers' Double-A Affiliate, leading the team in hitting at .296 entering Tuesday, good for second in the Eastern League. Azocar went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and scored two runs on Monday night in a 6-3 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs. “He's figuring stuff out,” Rabelo said. “You are hoping that you are looking at a Major League player in the near future.” The Tigers signed Azocar in 2012 out of Venezuela as a skinny,

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