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Previewing the 2013 MLB Draft for the Tigers

Will the Tigers target Jonathon Crawford at 20?

For the first time since selecting Jacob Turner with the ninth overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft, the Detroit Tigers will make a first round selection. This season's pick, 20th overall, comes on the heels of a 2012 draft where the club did not make its first selection until the second round (91st overall).

Unlike 2009 and the years prior, the Tigers will not have the luxury of going grossly over MLB's slot recommendation to sign a top talent that falls in the draft. Under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, MLB's slot recommendations are now backed by definitive bonus pools and harsh penalties for exceeding MLB's guidelines. This year, with picks in every round and a competitive balance pick... Recommended Stories