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Watch Mike Gerber flash the leather in center field

Gerber showed his upside in center on a running catch against the Mets.

MLB: Spring Training-Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As Jay noted in our prospect profile of Mike Gerber earlier this week, the 25-year-old outfielder plays solid defense and can handle all three outfield positions. We think he might be a little stretched if he played center field for an extended period, but Gerber helped allay those concerns with a fantastic running catch against the New York Mets on Monday.

It’s no “Ohh Jackson!” but it’s the kind of play you like to see a fourth outfielder make. Defense like this and a solid showing at the plate might even see Gerber get some starts in center down the road, but he has to navigate a crowded Tigers outfield depth chart before that point.