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Tigers draft Castellanos, Ruffin

07.06.2010 15 comments

The Tigers selected high school third baseman Nick Castellanos with the 44th pick in the draft. A few moments later they selected Chance Ruffin, a reliever from Texas.

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Draft Deadline Stuff

17.08.2009 20 comments

Keeping tabs on who the Tigers manage to ink at the deadline. Check back here for updates throughout the day.

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The rest of the draft

10.06.2009 17 comments

NOTE: I added in all the day 2 picks and did some Googling for half of them so far. Feel free to use this post to make comments. I’ll drop it off the top spot in a day or two. After the first round, there are like lots more. The Tigers made 2 additional selections […]

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The Tigers take Jacob Turner 1st

09.06.2009 4 comments

The Tigers went with high school right hander Jacob Turner. Turner went to Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis and Baseball America has him ranked as the top high school right hander in the draft. He is advised by Scott Boras and is said to be seeking Porcello money and he’s got that commitment to […]

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Baseball Amateur Draft – Tigers Mock Draft Roundup

09.06.2009 22 comments

5:03pm Jim Callis has locked in the first 8 picks and says the Tigers will have their choice between Tyler Matzek, Jacob Turner, Shelby Miller, and Michael Leake depending on how much they want to spend. The Tigers will have the 9th pick in the draft today. I can’t speak with much authority about the […]

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One less inefficiency to exploit

21.08.2008 5 comments

When the Tigers pulled off the Cabrera/Willis trade, Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller were the two key pieces. They had something in common – they slipped to the Tigers due to signability issues. The same thing happened in 2007 with Rick Porcello and the Tigers hungrily snapped him up, and like with the aforementioned players, […]

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Tigers ink Ryan Perry

09.07.2008 10 comments

The Tigers have signed first round pick Ryan Perry to a $1,480,000 signing bonus. There was no slot busting drama this year with Perry signing for about the same amount as the guys immediately above and below him in the draft. Reportedly the Tigers would like to bring up Perry when the rosters expand on […]

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Tigers sign 24 draft picks

13.06.2008 1 comment

The Tigers made quick work out of locking up a number of their draft picks. Included are 6 of their top 10 picks. Also, quite a few of the later round (30th round+) were inked. 4 Brett Jacobson RHP 6-6 205 R/R 21 Vanderbilt University (TN) 5 Alex Avila C 5-11 210 L/R 21 University […]

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Tigers Draft Results

05.06.2008 14 comments

We’ll use this post to track the draft. I’ll be largely unavailable this afternoon/evening, but will try to chime in. First Round: Ryan Perry RHP Arizona The Tigers went with collegiate right hander Ryan Perry with their first round selection. Perry has a high 90′s fastball, a change up and a slider. He’s 6′ 4″, […]

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Mock Draft Roundup

04.06.2008 19 comments

Given the Tigers recent performance, draft day may be the highlight of the season so far. The draft kicks off tomorrow at 2pm. Below is a roundup of some of the mock drafts and who the Tigers might be taking:

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Draft talk

24.05.2008 5 comments

With the draft coming up next month, speculation about who the Tigers might be able to grab is picking up. With the 21st pick a lot will be out of the team’s control and given the volatility of a draft where signability is as big of a concern as playing ability, it can often be […]

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