Originally Posted by krm1580
That being said I would want more than Nick Castellanos. He might be a good player but his minor league number and position profile reminds me a lot of Todd Frazier. I would want more than that.
Nick Castellanos is 21 and is hitting well at AAA. When Frazier was 21, he'd just been drafted and was playing rookie ball. Frazier didn't reach the majors until he was 25 and didn't stick until he was 26. Age means a lot when we're talking prospects and upside, so while their numbers may look similar, you have to go a level deeper than that.
I doubt the Tigers would give up much more than Castellanos for Chapman. Maybe a couple of middling prospects, but that'd be about it. You could potentially build a deal around a different player and get a little more quantity, but I'm not familiar enough with the Togers' system to figure that one out.