TigsTown Q&A: 4th Rd Pick Charlie Furbush

The big lefty out of Louisiana State had a monster summer in the 2006 Cape Cod League. After a showing like that, what is Furbush planning on doing, and is he close to becoming the latest Tiger to sign?

TigsTown: How does it feel to be drafted?

Charlie Furbush: It's a great feeling, and I'm just honored to be selected by the Detroit Tigers.

TigsTown: What did you know about the Detroit Tigers before they drafted you?

CF: I know they have a great young program and have a lot of good things going for them. What they did last year was great, and going into that program is going to be great for me.

TigsTown: Did you think there was a chance you were going to fall to the Tigers?

CF: I knew there was a chance. But, when the draft comes around you never really know which team you'll go to. I wasn't sure which one was going to be interested the most, but I know the Tigers had interest in me.

TigsTown: You had an outstanding season last summer in the Cape Cod League – what do you attribute that success to?

CF: Experience in the Cape League from the year before and going back again made me understand how important it was to perform well against the players. I went back with a great mind set, and it went from there.

TigsTown: Do you believe you'll sign with the Detroit Tigers, or are you considering returning to LSU?

CF: I'm going to sign. I'm actually very close. I'm going down to Lakeland to get a physical. It's almost official and it's just the paper work that is left.

TigsTown: What do you feel is your biggest strength at this point in your development?

CF: I can always count on my competitiveness. I'm always going to go out there and do all I can to help my team win.

TigsTown: Where do you still feel you have to work to do?

CF: There are a lot of things. I want to get stronger, develop my pitches as much as I can and become best that I can be.

TigsTown: Do you have a personal or professional goal as far as your baseball career is concerned?

CF: I want to get to the big leagues, take it day to day and keep working hard. If everything works out that's great, but I'm just going to keep working hard and hope for the best.

TigsTown: What's been your most memorable moment on the field so far in your career?

CF: Throwing the no hitter I had in the Cape League. It was pretty impressive and it was a good time to have it happen.


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