Tigers shortstop Willi Castro gets the force out on Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez during the 1-0 loss to the Indians at Comerica Park on Friday, Sept. 18.

DETROIT — Shortstop Willi Castro is the wrong guy to make snap judgements on.

You see him come up and struggle mightily in the field and at the plate in 30 games in September of 2019 and you figure he can’t play at the big-league level. Then he comes back the next season and in 36 games posts the second-best rookie season in Tigers’ franchise history, finishing fourth in the American League rookie-of-the-year balloting.

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