Tigers sign 18 from 2006 draft

The Tigers announced today that they have signed 18 of the players the team drafted this year. The highest picked Tiger draftee to sign is 8th round pick Chris Cody.

The complete list is available below:

Rd	Player	Position		Age	School	Hometown
8	Chris Cody	LHP	22	Manhattan College	Brewster, NY
11	Hayden Parrott	2B	18	Desert Mountain HS	West Bloomfield, MI
12	Joe Bowen	C	18	Vanguard HS	Ocala, FL
13	Angel Castro	RHP	23	Western Oklahoma St.	Dominican Republic
14	Brett Jensen	RHP	22	U. of Nebraska	Eagle Grove, IA
16	Jeff Gerbe	RHP	21	Michigan State U.	Detroit, MI
18	Deik Scram	CF	20	Oklahoma State U.	Arkansas City, KS
19	Duane Below	LHP	20	Lake Michigan College	Tecumseh, MI
22	Chris Krawczyk	RHP	22	Missouri State U.	Independence, MO
24	Joe Tucker	CF	22	Kent State U.	Canton, OH
28	Derek Witt	RHP	22	Ohio U.	Davenport, IA
29	Christopher Carlson		22	U. of New Mexico	Topeka, KS
31	Michael Sullivan		22	Ball State U.	Munster, IN
32	Rudy Darrow	RHP	22	Nicholls State U.	Stillwater, OK
35	Paul Hammond	LHP	23	U. of Michigan	Shelby, OH
38	Dana Arrowood	RHP	23	Old Dominion U.	Woodbridge, VA
39	Michael Bertram	3B	22	U. of Kentucky	Lexington, KY
47	Alec Shepherd	RHP	20	South Mountain CC	Wilmar, MN

4 Comments

  1. Bobby Baseball

    June 13, 2006 at 5:10 pm

    Living in Florida, I’m bombarded with NASCAR fans. They all say they have the facts, they all say they have the source, they all say that NASCAR is the #1 sport in the USA.

    I’m not sure where this all comes from. It’s nice that they have a sport where all 50 or so teams compete at the same event at the same time and have them all on the same channel at once. Sure, I’m willing to admit that you can have more fans at one event, watching one event at the same time. There really is no comparison. Just don’t tell me that NASCAR has more viewers and sells more tickets than any other sporting event in the USA. I’ve done the research, here are the facts.

    Attendance for last complete season of each sport:

    #1. Major League Baseball – 76 Million

    #2. National Basketball League – 21.5 Million

    #3. National Hockey League – 21 Million

    #4. National Football League – 16.5 Million

    #5. NASCAR – 5.5 Million

    #6. Major League Soccer – 3 Million

    That’s right, NASCAR had less than 6 million in attendance last season, just slightly beating Major League Soccer.

    Clearly, Major League Baseball is still our national pasttime, regardless of what anyone else says. Ticket sales speak for themselves. The next time someone mentions NASCAR, I will be prepared, and now you will be prepared too.

    Go Tigers!

  2. Jeff M

    June 13, 2006 at 5:24 pm

    I don’t watch NASCAR at all and I’m not even sure what prompted your posted, but I don’t think attendance is an accurate measure of the fan base. There’s a limit to how many people you can cram around a field/track. NASCAR has a couple races per year. NFL has around 300 games per year. MLB has over 2500 games per year. There’s no way that gross attendance can be a fair comparison. I think you would also need to consider attendance per event and tv/radio ratings per event in order to make a reasonable judgement on popularity. My guess is that football wins.

  3. Jeff M

    June 13, 2006 at 5:25 pm

    I don’t watch NASCAR at all and I’m not even sure what prompted your posted, but I don’t think attendance is an accurate measure of the fan base. There’s a limit to how many people you can cram around a field/track. NASCAR has a few dozen races per year. NFL has around 300 games per year. MLB has over 2500 games per year. There’s no way that gross attendance can be a fair comparison. I think you would also need to consider attendance per event and tv/radio ratings per event in order to make a reasonable judgement on popularity. My guess is that football wins.

  4. Jakob

    July 29, 2007 at 5:04 pm

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