Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 10/15/14
1st Round Picks over the last 10 years: Detroit Tigers The Detroit Tigers have had some rather solid success under the regime of GM David Dombrowski and his Director of Scouting David Chadd. The Tigers were known for spending “over slot” to get the guy they wanted for several seasons before bonus spending caps went into place. The Tigers also have been able to draft some lesser renowned amateur players and turn them into either contributing Tigers or valuable trade pieces to help build a contender in Detroit. Here is a brief overview of some hits and misses over the last ten Rule 4 Drafts: 2013- 21st Overall Jonathon Crawford RHP University of Florida The Tigers hadn’t been able to execute a pick in the first round since 2009 due to signing Type A free agents every year and forgoing their pick as compensation. With a pick finally in hand the Tigers looked to restock their system with a power arm in Crawford. Crawford sits in the mid-90s with a 4-pitch mix. There are some who see him...
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