TigsTown 2014 MLB Draft Tigers Draft Central

Get all the details, including scouting reports, interviews and signing information, on each and every member of the Detroit Tigers 2014 MLB Draft class inside! Now updated with all 40 selections.

Round
1
Detroit Tigers
Player: Derek Hill
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Date of Birth: 12/30/1995
Current Team: Elk Grove HS (CA)
Position: OF
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $1,953,100

SIGNED - BONUS: $2,000,000 (over slot +$46,900)

Scouting Report: Derek Hill
Draft Video: Derek Hill
ANALYSIS: Impact runner and potential impact defender; arm plays wherever he ends up (likely CF); run is best tool and will be a force; has instincts for game; hit has potential but approach needs to come; power lags behind other tools and will be last to develop but average raw is in the tank; true middle of the diamond player; potential All-Star caliber player with strong likelihood that he's a solid regular.

Round
2
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Date of Birth: 9/18/1992
Current Team: U-Alabama
Position: P
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: $900,600

SIGNED - BONUS: $900,600 (slot)

Scouting Report: Spencer Turnbull
Draft Video: Spencer Turnbull
ANALYSIS: A prototypical Tigers draft pick, with a power fastball that reaches the mid 90's. Has been a starter for Alabama, but could end up in relief as a pro and be someone looked at to move up the ladder quickly.

Round
3
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
Date of Birth: 10/11/1992
Current Team: U-South Carolina
Position: C
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 529400

SIGNED - BONUS: $529,400 (slot)

ANALYSIS: Very strong defender; glove can carry profile to MLB level; arm is strong; very good leader; total defensive package; typical catcher speed; above-average raw power but doesn't manifest in games due to developing hit tool; long swing that may prevent hitting at more than a below-average level; potential .250 hitter with pop and excellent defense; strong makeup.

Round
4
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Date of Birth: 10/5/1992
Current Team: Vanderbilt
Position: P
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 392400

ANALYSIS: The Tigers without fail will take a Vandy kid in every draft, and Ravenelle was the one popped this year. A high potential arm with a power fastball, he's likely destined for a late-inning relief role.

Round
5
Detroit Tigers
Player: Shane Zeile
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Date of Birth: 6/14/1993
Current Team: UCLA
Position: C
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 293900

ANALYSIS: Nephew of former big leaguer Todd Zeile, Shane is an impressive athlete that shows good defensive prowess. Been inconsistent as a collegiate hitter, leaving question marks about his ability to hit against pro pitching.

Round
6
Detroit Tigers
Player: Ross Kivett
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Date of Birth: 10/19/1991
Current Team: Kansas State U
Position: OF
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 220100

SIGNED - BONUS: $110,000 (under slot $110,100)

ANALYSIS: An experienced senior, Kivett had experience all around the diamond for K-State, and was drafted as a second baseman in 2013 by Cleveland, but chose not to sign. Productive college player with good speed. Might fit best as a utility player.

Round
7
Detroit Tigers
Player: Joey Pankake
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Date of Birth: 11/23/1992
Current Team: U-South Carolina
Position: 3B
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 165000

SIGNED - BONUS: $165,000 (slot)

ANALYSIS: A versatile athlete, has the ability to stick at the hot corner but questionable if he will. Has good raw tools, but ability to hit for average (and in turn, power) could limit him.

Round
8
Detroit Tigers
Height: 6-3
Weight: 212
Date of Birth: 4/8/1992
Current Team: U-Virginia
Position: P
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 154200

ANALYSIS: A year removed from Tommy John surgery, Lewicki has seen most of the velocity on his fastball return, firing it in reguarly in the mid 90's. A member of UVA's rotation, but like many Tiger draftees, questions remain about his ability to stick as a starter long-term.

Round
9
Detroit Tigers
Player: Josh Laxer
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Date of Birth: 6/7/1993
Current Team: Ole Miss
Position: P
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 143900

ANALYSIS: Another power arm with questions about his command and his ability to start. Laxer has a fastball that reaches the mid 90's, but he walked almost as many as he struck out while working a swingman role for Ole Miss.

Round
10
Detroit Tigers
Player: Paul Voelker
Height: 6-10
Weight: 185
Date of Birth: 8/19/1992
Current Team: Dallas Baptist (TX)
Position: RP
Bats: R
Throws: R

General Manager: Dave Dombrowski
Scouting Director: Scott Pleis
Draft Slot Amount: 137600

SIGNED - BONUS: $137,600

ANALYSIS: A pure reliever, he doesn't have the same size as the rest of the right-handed hurlers in the draft class. But he uses a unique delivery and a low 90's fastball to keep hitters off-balance.



Rd 11: RHP A.J. Ladwig
DOB: 12/24/1992| Team: Wichita State U | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 12: SS Garrett Mattlage
DOB: 2/25/1993| Team: Texas State U | Bat: B | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 13: C Will Allen
DOB: 3/25/1992| Team: Ole Miss | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 14: RHP Josh Heddinger
DOB: 1/16/1993| Team: Georgia Tech | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: $100,000

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Rd 15: OF Michael Gerber
DOB: 7/8/1992| Team: Creighton (NE) | Bat: L | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 16: 3B Chase Rader
DOB: 1/17/1994| Team: Coffeyville CC (KS) | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 17: 1B Corey Baptist
DOB: 4/19/1995| Team: St. Petersburg College (FL) | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 18: 3B Will Maddox
DOB: 6/11/1992| Team: U-Tennessee | Bat: L | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 19: RHP Parker French
DOB: 3/19/1993| Team: U-Texas | Bat: L | Throw: R

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Rd 20: LHP Trent Szkutnik
DOB: 8/21/1993| Team: U-Michigan | Bat: R | Throw: L

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 21: RHP Whit Mayberry
DOB: 5/29/1990| Team: U-Virginia | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 22: C Michael Thomas
DOB: 1/27/1991| Team: U-Kentucky | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 23: 2B Brett Pirtle
DOB: 3/23/1991| Team: Mississippi State U | Bat: B | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 24: RHP Gabe Hemmer
DOB: 6/22/1990| Team: San Diego Christian College (CA) | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 25: RHP Gage Smith
DOB: 2/13/1991| Team: Florida State U | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 26: RHP Jack Fischer
DOB: 8/28/1991| Team: Wake Forest U | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 27: LHP Tyler Ford
DOB: 9/11/1991| Team: U-Houston (TX) | Bat: L | Throw: L

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 28: SS Will Kengor
DOB: 7/24/1992| Team: Slippery Rock U (PA) | Bat: L | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 29: RHP Jacob Butler
DOB: 8/4/1991| Team: U-St. Francis (IL) | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 30: RHP Spenser Watkins
DOB: 8/27/1992| Team: Western Oregon U | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 31: LHP Grant Reuss
DOB: 5/23/1996| Team: Cranbrook Kingswood HS (MI) | Bat: R | Throw: L

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Rd 32: LHP Kenton St. John
DOB: 1/31/1993| Team: U-South Alabama | Bat: L | Throw: L

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 33: RHP Jonathan Perrin
DOB: 5/23/1993| Team: Oklahoma State U | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 34: C Sammy Stevens
DOB: 2/3/1996| Team: Brother Rice HS (MI) | Bat: L | Throw: R

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Rd 35: 3B Dave Hollins
DOB: 12/6/1995| Team: Orchard Park HS (NY) | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 36: RHP Nate Fury
DOB: 2/6/1991| Team: Louisiana State U | Bat: R | Throw: R

SIGNED - BONUS: Undisclosed

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Rd 37: RHP Patrick Mahomes
DOB: 9/17/1995| Team: Whitehouse HS (TX) | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 38: 1B Magglio Ordonez Jr.
DOB: 10/14/1995| Team: American Heritage School (FL) | Bat: R | Throw: R

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Rd 39: C Taylor Sanagorski
DOB: 8/29/1995| Team: Bishop Carroll Catholic HS (KS) | Bat: B | Throw: R

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Rd 40: RHP Alex Faedo
DOB: 11/12/1995| Team: Alonso Sr HS (FL) | Bat: R | Throw: R

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