Posted on February 13, 2013 by mlbdirtstaff
The Detroit Tigers have been drafting and signing high upside talent recently and their system is very heavy with prospects in the lower minor and most are a few years away. Only two prospects in our top 16 are over 23 years of age.
Below are our top 16 prospects with 2013 opening day age, position, and comments on each player. Below the top 16 is a small list of additional notable names. Enjoy.
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Posted on July 26, 2012 by Jonathan C. Mitchell
(Photo: Tom Hagerty for LakelandLocal.com)
The 2012 MLB first-year player draft was the first under the new collective bargaining agreement which set bonus pools for each team based on their picks in the draft. Due to this agreement we saw some top talent fall in the draft and even go un-signed. This flaw, which set bonus amounts for each slot in the draft, meant that players with strong college commitments were more likely to pass on professional careers. One of those players who almost went to college was Tigers third round pick Austin Schotts who may end up being the steal of the 2012 draft. (more…)
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