TigsTown 2015 Detroit Tigers Draft Central

The Tigers have now signed 27 of their 41 draft selections, including all but one of their top ten picks.

Draft Coverage

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Scout Draft Expert: Breaking Down the 2015 MLB Draft for the AL Central

Tigers' 2015 Draft Follows Familiar Strategy

Round
1
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Player: Beau Burrows
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Date of Birth: 9/18/1996
Current Team: Weatherford HS (TX)
Position: P
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $2,154,200

ANALYSIS: An unconventional pick for the Tigers, who usually lean toward big, power right-handers with college experience. Burrows throws heat with a mid-to-upper 90's fastball, but stands only 6' 2" and is out of high school. He also has a curveball with plus potential. Was ranked 40th by Scout.com in the final MLB Draft rankings.

SIGNED - BONUS: $2,154,200 (slot)

Scouting Report: Beau Burrows

Round
1-C
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Date of Birth: 12/10/1993
Current Team: U-Tennessee
Position: OF
Bats: L
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $1,795,100

ANALYSIS: Stewart is likely limited to left field given his arm and defensive prowess, but he has an impressive bat with a good approach, and plenty of power. Scout ranked him 43rd in their final MLB Draft rankings.

Scouting Report: Christin Stewart

SIGNED - BONUS: $1,795,100 (slot)

Round
2
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Date of Birth: 7/14/1994
Current Team: Texas Christian U
Position: P
Bats: R
Throws: L

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $949,900

ANALYSIS: The Tigers surprised many when they took Alexander in the 2nd Round, who they also drafted in 2013 and tried to sign out of high school. Alexander has a projectable frame, but his fastball only sits around 90 MPH.

SIGNED - BONUS: $1,000,000 ($50K over slot)

Scouting Report: Tyler Alexander

Round
3
Detroit Tigers
Player: Drew Smith
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Date of Birth: 9/24/1993
Current Team: Dallas Baptist U
Position: RP
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $575,800

ANALYSIS: Dallas Baptist has become a school the Tigers have frequently plucked guys from lately, and Smith is the latest. Primarily a reliever, Smith possesses an upper 90's fastball with a sharp curve. With a few mechanical tweaks and some more consistency, he could move up the ladder fast.

Q&A: Right-hander Drew Smith

SIGNED - BONUS: $575,800 (slot)

Round
4
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-11
Weight: 225
Date of Birth: 3/22/1993
Current Team: Louisiana State U
Position: C
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $426,800

ANALYSIS: An experienced senior catcher, Scivicque is sturdy behind the plate while packing some pop in his bat. As a senior without eligibility remaining, should be a quick/easy sign, once LSU's season ends as they're still playing in the College World Series.

SIGNED - BONUS: $200,000 ($227K under slot)

Round
5
Detroit Tigers
Player: Cam Gibson
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195
Date of Birth: 2/12/1994
Current Team: Michigan State U
Position: OF
Bats: L
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $319,700

ANALYSIS: The son of former Tigers star and current broadcaster Kirk Gibson, Cam followed his Dad's path to Michigan State, and is now likely to follow his path to the Tigers. With good speed and a solid bat, he also plays the game with a grinder mentality.

SIGNED - BONUS: $319,700 (slot)

Q&A: Outfielder Cam Gibson

Round
6
Detroit Tigers
Player: Matt Hall
Height: 6-0
Weight: 200
Date of Birth: 7/23/1993
Current Team: Missouri State U
Position: SP
Bats: L
Throws: L

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $239,400

ANALYSIS: The club snagged Hall, coming off the back of his complete game one-hitter in the Super Regional. He doesn't have overly impressive stuff (high 80's FB, low 70's curve), but leads all Division 1 pitchers in strikeouts.

SIGNED - BONUS: $239,400 (slot)

Round
7
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-11
Weight: 180
Date of Birth: 11/11/1996
Position: SS
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $179,500

ANALYSIS: An impressive athlete that also is the son of a former big leaguer, Shumpert was projected to go in the first couple rounds but fell due to questions about his defense and signability concerns.

Scouting Report: Nicholas Shumpert

Round
8
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-11
Weight: 190
Date of Birth: 3/12/1993
Current Team: Texas Tech U
Position: SP
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $167,700

ANALYSIS: Another senior, was drafted by the Cardinals last year but elected to return to school rather than sign.

SIGNED - BONUS: $50,000 ($118K under slot)

Round
9
Detroit Tigers
Player: Trey Teakell
Height: 6-5
Weight: 175
Date of Birth: 2/17/1992
Current Team: Texas Christian U
Position: RP
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $156,500

ANALYSIS: A reliever that pounds the strike zone, has connections to a couple of other players the Tigers selected as the teammate of Tyler Alexander and from the same hometown as Beau Burrows. Has a low 90's FB and mixes a variety of other pitches.

SIGNED - BONUS: $40,000 ($116K under slot)

Round
10
Detroit Tigers
Player: Cole Bauml
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Date of Birth: 11/2/1992
Current Team: Northern Kentucky U
Position: CF
Bats: L
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $149,700

ANALYSIS: A native of Saskatchewan, Bauml shined for Northern Kentucky in his Senior season as a good all around hitter with speed.

SIGNED - BONUS: $30,000 ($119K under slot)


Rd 11: RHP Jake Shull
DOB: 4/26/1994| Team: Fresno State U | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 12: RHP Kyle Dowdy
DOB: 2/3/1993| Team: Houston U | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 13: 3B Josh Lester
DOB: 7/17/1994| Team: U-Missouri | Bat: L | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 14: SS A.J. Simcox
DOB: 6/22/1994| Team: U-Tennessee | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: $600,000 ($500K against bonus pool)


Rd 15: SS Keaton Jones
DOB: 10/8/1992| Team: Texas Christian U | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 16: RHP Alec Kisena
DOB: 10/12/1995| Team: Edmonds CC (WA) | Bat: L | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 17: LHP Grant Wolfram
DOB: 12/12/1996| Team: Hamilton HS (MI) | Bat: L | Throw: L

ANALYSIS:


Rd 18: OF Joseph Havrilak
DOB: 11/25/1991| Team: Akron U | Bat: L | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 19: LHP Cam Vieaux
DOB: 2/5/1993| Team: Michigan State U | Bat: L | Throw: L

ANALYSIS:


Rd 20: RHP Logan Longwith
DOB: 3/30/1994| Team: Tennessee Wesleyan C | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 21: 1B Tanner Donnels
DOB: 8/3/1993| Team: Loyala Marymount U | Bat: L | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 22: LHP Toller Boardman
DOB: 11/15/1992| Team: U-New Mexico | Bat: L | Throw: L

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 23: RHP Ryan Milton
DOB: 12/18/1991| Team: Southern Mississppi U | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 24: RHP Michael Vinson
DOB: 2/9/1994| Team: U-Florida | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 25: RHP Ryan Castellanos
DOB: 4/15/1994| Team: Nova Southeastern U | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 26: RHP Taylor Hicks
DOB: 2/26/1992| Team: U-Georgia | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 27: C Tyler Servais
DOB: 11/18/1992| Team: Princeton | Bat: B | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 28: 2B Patrick Mackenzie
DOB: 3/5/1992| Team: Central Michigan U | Bat: L | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 29: OF Dayton Dugas
DOB: 6/9/1997| Team: Sam Houston HS (LA) | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 30: RHP Cole McKay
DOB: 1/12/1997| Team: Smithson Valley HS (TX) | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 31: 1B Blaise Salter
DOB: 6/25/1993| Team: Michigan State U | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed


Rd 32: SS Trey Dawson
DOB: 10/2/1996| Team: Hurricane HS (WV) | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 33: C Nick Dalesandro
DOB: 10/3/1996| Team: Joliet Academy (IL) | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 34: OF Andrew McWilliam
DOB: 11/1/1994| Team: San Diego Mesa College | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 35: RHP Connor Lungwitz
DOB: 9/13/1996| Team: Maize HS (KS) | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 36: 3B Daniel Pinero
DOB: 5/2/1994| Team: U-Virginia | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 37: LHP Andrew Naderer
DOB: 3/4/1994| Team: Grand Canyon U | Bat: R | Throw: L

ANALYSIS:


Rd 38: CF Bryant Harris
DOB: 12/6/1996| Team: Luella HS (GA) | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 39: RHP Travis Howard
DOB: 10/10/1996| Team: Marana HS (AZ) | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


Rd 40: RHP Jackson Kowar
DOB: 10/4/1996| Team: Charlotte Christian (NC) | Bat: R | Throw: R

ANALYSIS:


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