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Tigers Draft Recap – Day One

Day one is in the books and here’s who the hopeful Tigers of the future are that were picked up in the first five rounds yesterday.

Round 1, pick 27 – Rick Porcello – I already talked about him.

Round 1s, pick 60 – This was the supplemental pick the Tigers picked up when the Orioles signed Jamie Walker.  The Tigers chose Brandon Hamilton, a high schooler from Alabama.  This kid has some great stuff but he needs to work on his control.  He’s another typical Dave Dombrowski pick, and that’s a kid who needs some work but who can tough 95 on the gun.

Round 2, pick 91 – The Tigers took Danny Worth, a short stop from Pepperdine University with their third pick.  He’s a solid defender and his bat is coming along but he doesn’t have a lot of pop.

Round 3, pick 121 – Luke Putkoen is a right handed pitcher from North Carolina.  I don’t know a lot about him.

Round 4, pick 151 – Charlie Furbush is a lefty from LSU.  The guy sounds like Mike Maroth with his delivery but he’s someone who can touch the low 90s on the gun.

Round 5, pick 181 – Casey Crosby is a lefty from Kaneland High School in Illinois.  His biggest knock is that he’s a high school football star as well but like Furbash, he throws in the low 90s and even has the foundations for a slider and curveball.

So six picks, five pitchers.  This has been the Tigers MO.  Load up on arms, and worry about position players via free agency.  I’m really excited to see Porcello is they can sign him in time to play short season ball.

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