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2004 Draft Recap: The HS'ers 7-10

Middleton was the Tigers' 10th rounder in '04

After spending their top six selections on players from college, the Tigers turned their efforts to the high school ranks, where they finished up the top ten with four picks who just graduated from high school.

The Tigers selected their first prep player in the seventh round in right-hander Chris Carpenter from Bryan HS in Ohio. Carpenter was considered a very tough sign, as his parents are both teachers and wanted him to honor his commitment to Kent State. The pick would prove to be a wasted one for Detroit, as Carpenter had zero interest in signing and took his 88-92 fastball and hard slider to...

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