TigsTown 2017 MLB Draft Central

The Tigers selected 40 players in the 2017 MLB Draft – check back often to get the latest updates on signings, analysis, and insight on the Tigers draft crop.

Round 1: RHP Alex Faedo

Age: 21 | School: University of Florida

TigsTown Scouting Report: RHP Alex Faedo

 

MLB First Round Draft Analysis: Picks 1-18

Analysis:

Once thought to be in contention to be the top overall pick, Faedo has a power fastball that once again has been reaching the mid-90’s and wipeout slider and could move up the ladder quickly.


Round 2: OF Reynaldo Rivera

Age: 20 | School: Chipola College

MLB Second Round Draft Analysis: Picks 54-67

 

Analysis:

An under-the-radar selection off the board much earlier than expected, Rivera is a big prospect that has massive power in his bat.


Round 3: C Joey Morgan

Age: 20 | School: University of Washington

 

Analysis:

An excellent defensive catcher overall, Morgan showed growth with his bat in 2017, making him a potential everyday big league catcher.


Round 4: RHP Gio Arriera

Age: 19 | School: Palm Beach State College

 

Analysis:

The second JuCo selection in four rounds, Arriera pairs a good, low-90’s fastball with a very good curveball.


Round 5: C Sam McMillan

Age: 18 | School: Suwannee HS (Fl.)

 

Analysis:

The Tigers first high schooler of the draft, he’s an interesting complement to Morgan, with projection to be a very good offensive catcher.


Round 6: RHP Dane Myers

Age: 21 | School: Rice University

 

Analysis:

A very productive offensive player in college, Myers is likely destined for the bullpen, where his mid-90’s fastball but could play up, especially as he refines his pitching ability.


Round 7: RHP Brad Bass

Age: 21 | School: University of Notre Dame

 

Analysis:

A big right-hander that relies on a prototypical sinker/slider combo, who has seen his velocity reach 96-97 when pitching in relief.


Round 8: LHP Max Green

Age: 21 | School: Pepperdine University

 

Analysis:

Another arm likely destined for the bullpen, Green pitched exclusively in relief for Pepperdine. A slender pitcher, he doesn’t possess the same power some of the other pitchers take in the top ten rounds pack.


Round 9: OF Luke Burch

Age: 23 | School: Kent State University

2017 MLB Draft: Fun With Stats Luke Burch 

Analysis:

A senior draftee, Burch has outstanding speed and saw his bat develop this spring, improving his contact and gap power.


Round 10: OF Garrett McCain

Age: 21 | School: Oklahoma State University

 

Analysis:

Had an outstanding college season and was named an All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year, like Burch he relies on speed, contact and gap power to find effectiveness.


Round 11: RHP Garett King

Age: 21 | School: California Baptist University

 

Round 12: RHP Will Vest

Age: 22 | School: Stephen F. Austin St. University

 

Round 13: SS Cole Peterson

Age: 21 | School: St. Bonaventure University

 

Round 14: CF Antoine Mistico

Age: 19 | School: Chandler HS (AZ)

 

Round 15: RF Teddy Hoffman

Age: 20 | School: Texas State University

 

Round 16: RHP Carson Lance

Age: 22 | School: Lamar University

 

Round 17: RHP Billy Lescher

Age: 21 | School: University of Pennsylvania

 

Round 18: LF Dylan Rosa

Age: 20 | School: Kent State University

 

Round 19: 3B Ryan Karstetter

Age: 20 | School: State College of Florida Manatee – Sarasota

 

Round 20: 1B Dylan Burdeaux

Age: 23 | School: University of Southern Mississippi

 

Round 21: 3B Jordan Pearce

Age: 21 | School: University of Nevada Reno

 

Round 22: 3B Colby Bortles

Age: 22 | School: University of Mississippi

 

Round 23: LHP Mitchell Stalsberg

Age: 21 | School: Winona State University

 

Round 24: LHP Jordan Knutson

Age: 22 | School: Missouri State University

 

Round 25: RHP Dylan Stock

Age: 20 | School: Binghamton University

 

Round 26: LHP Drew Crosby

Age: 21 | School: University of Memphis

 

Round 27: UTL Jake Bivens

Age: 22 | School: University of Michigan

 

Round 28: 2B Cameron Warner

Age: 23 | School: Texas Christian University

 

Round 29: LHP Grant Reuss

Age: 21 | School: University of Michigan

 

Round 30: RHP Kyle Thomas

Age: 22 | School: University of Northwestern Ohio

 

Round 31: RHP Nick Storz

Age: 19 | School: Poly Prep Country Day School (NY)

 

Round 32: RHP Drew Carlton

Age: 21 | School: Florida State University

 

Round 33: RHP Jake Nelson

Age: 20 | School: University of Pennsylvania

 

Round 34: CF Ronell Coleman

Age: 22 | School: Vanderbilt University

 

Round 35: RHP Jeff Criswell

Age: 18 | School: Portage Central HS (MI)

 

Round 36: LHP Jesse Heikkinen

Age: 18 | School: Holt HS (MI)

 

Round 37: SS Shane Cooper

Age: 22 | School: Hutchinson CC

 

Round 38: CF Steven Mann

Age: 18 | School: Detroit Country Day School (MI)

 

Round 39: RHP Jack Leftwich

Age: 18 | School: TNXL Academy (FL)

 

Round 40: 2B Rhys Cratty

Age: 18 | School: Langley SS (British Columbia)

 

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