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Tigers Take Rick Porcello In First Round

The Tigers took right handed pitcher Rick Porcello with their first round draft pick this afternoon.  This is a little big of a change because he’s the first high school pitcher the Tigers have taken in the first round in a while although he looks like a good one.  He was rated as the top high school pitcher in the draft and, just like Dave Dombrowski likes them, he’s a hard thrower and pitches in the mid-90s and he has four pitches.  He’s tall at 6’5″ but he’s pretty thin for his height (188 lbs.).  This could definitely be a guy who, once he fills out, is a stud on the mound.  They’re saying he’s potentially the best high school pitcher to come out of the draft since Josh Beckett, who was another player Dave Dombrowski drafted when he was with the Marlins.

Then again, you always have some risks with high school pitchers because you never know how they’re going to turn out.  It’s a high risk, high reward pick and once again, Dave Dombrowski has shown that he’s ready to take the best player available when his number is called in the draft.  Also, it’s another Scott Boras pick, and so far, Dombrowski has been able to get the job done with the top agent in baseball.

They should have traded down and got 2 picks in the second and a 3rd rounder!

Posted by Darryl on June 7th, 2007 at 10:10 pm

[…] Tigers took high school pitcher Rick Porcello in the first round of the 2007 draft.  Brian has the lowdown on Porcello so check it out.   […]

Posted by Tigers Minor League Baseball Blog » Tigers Take Rick Porcello In First Round of 2007 Draft on June 7th, 2007 at 10:15 pm

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

Posted by TigerBlog » Blog Archive » Tigers Draft Recap - Day One on June 8th, 2007 at 12:05 pm

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