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Schotts Shining Out of the Gate

Schotts has been excellent in his pro career start

The Detroit Tigers were willing to take a chance on an 18-year-old shortstop in the third round of June's MLB Draft. Committed to Oklahoma State, the Tigers shelled out a $389,100 signing bonus to ink Austin Schotts. Wasting no time, the speedy prep star has turned heads and made strides this season in the Gulf Coast League.

"I just feel more comfortable now," said Austin Schotts when asked about his ability to torch the opposition at the plate this season. "I am seeing pitches better and am learning to read the spin on the ball a lot better. Everything seems to be starting to click." It's safe to say that things have certainly clicked at the plate for young Schotts. Through 36 games, Schotts' .338 batting average... Recommended Stories

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