TigsTown Q&A: 13th Rd Pick P.J. Polk

TigsTown catches up with the Tigers' 13th round draft pick, Tennessee outfielder Michael (P.J.) Polk. Find out what Polk thinks about becoming a Tiger, and much more!

TigsTown: How does it feel to be drafted by the Tigers?

P.J. Polk: It's very exciting, you know! It's something I've worked toward all my life, and to get this opportunity with the Tigers is amazing.

TT: Did you know the Tigers were on you and were going to draft you, or was it a bit of a surprise?

PP: I knew they had some pretty good interest in me. When they picked me, it wasn't that much of a surprise. I had been in contact with the area scout for a while, so I knew they were interested.

TT: Were you sitting around watching online, or were you just going about your normal day?

PP: I was just trying to go about my normal day. I would glance at the computer every now and then, just to see who had been taken or if I had been taken. I was too nervous to sit there all day, so I tried to keep myself busy.

TT: Are you planning to sign with the Tigers, or is there a chance you may opt not to sign?

PP: I intend to sign. We've got to work through everything, but I think we can come to a good deal, so I expect to sign.

TT: For those that may not be familiar with you, can you describe yourself as a player and explain what you think you bring to the table?

PP: I see myself as a speed guy; a guy that can get on base and wreak havoc. I can be a spark plug for the team. I played left field in college, but I am primarily a center fielder. I'm comfortable in both spots. I'm just excited to be part of the organization.

TT: Do you feel you already know a lot about the Tigers organization, or do you think there is a lot to learn when you get there?

PP: I definitely have a lot to learn, but I'm excited to be part of the organization.

TT: Have you set any preliminary goals for this summer when you start playing pro ball?

PP: Wherever I go, wherever they send me, I just want to get better, and take the knowledge that's passed down to me and try to make myself better as a player. If I do that, I think everything else will take care of itself.

TT: Any final thoughts for the Tiger fans reading this?

PP: I just want the fans to know that I'm excited to be a part of this great organization, and I can't wait to get out there and start playing.


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