The Tigers got some bad news yesterday when the Tigers fifth round draft pick, Casey Crosby, found out he was going to need elbow surgery and he’ll likely miss the 2008 season. Crosby was one of those steal picks in the 2007 draft and he dropped all the way to the fifth round because of signability issues. He tweaked the elbow pitching in the instructional league and there’s a good quote in the story from Dan Lunetta, the team’s director of minor league operations. He seems to think Crosby will be ready by August but they won’t let him throw just one month of minor league ball.
Also, MiLB.com put out their organizational review for the Tigers. Jeff Larish and Burke Badenhop were the team’s post season minor league offensive and pitching players of the year. Brent Clevlen, Kyle Sleeth and Kody Kirkland all were players they have slipping out of “prospect” contention and they have a recap of the Tigers 2007 draft. There’s a lot of stuff here so be sure to check it out.