Detroit Tigers News
The MLB Draft is still three months away but Jeff Ellis, of 247 Sports, still released his first mock draft. With the first overall pick, Ellis thinks the Tigers will select an LHP. Here’s what he had to say:
1. Detroit Tigers Matt Liberatore, LHP, Mountain Ridge (AZ)
I had mentioned in my Big Board that the gap between Liberatore and Hankins was not that big to me. The injury to Hankins opened the door for Liberatore, who burst through it like the Kool-Aid man with his first start of the year. One also has to look at the history of the draft and see that no prep right-hander has ever gone first. It is going to take a truly special arm for that to happen. While I think Hankins is the second best player in this draft, the slightest concern about injury with a pitcher is going to move them up out of the top spot. Liberatore is not a consolation prize, though, but rather a legitimate potential front of the rotation left-hander, with a pretty high floor for a prep arm.
The Tigers are going up against the Blue Jays, as of this writing they’re up 5-4 in the seventh.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) March 7, 2018
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