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Detroit Tigers First Round Draft Picks

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The Detroit Tigers first round draft picks include 59 players, with 30 being pitchers and 37 of those being drafted out of high school. The Tigers have selected 11 outfielders, five shortstops, five catchers, three third basemen, three first basemen, one second baseman and one infielder in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Tigers have selected 25 right-handers and five left-handers.

The Tigers have drafted 22 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Alex Faedo in 2017. Detroit has selected first overall once, with the team picking Matt Anderson in 1997.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1965Gene LamontCHiawatha HS (IL)13
1966Rick Konik1BSt. Andrews HS (MI)14Did Not Sign
1967Jim FoorLHPMcClure HS (MO)15
1968Murray RobinsonOFThomas Dale HS (VA)18
1969John Young1BEnterprise HS (CA)19
1970Terry MappinCDurrett HS (KY)20
1971Tom VeryzerSSIslip HS (NY)11
1972Jerry ManuelSSCordova HS (CA)20
1973Charles Bates3BCalifornia State University, Los Angeles19
1974Lance ParrishINFWalnut HS (CA)16
1975Les FilkinsOFGeorge Washington HS (IL)3
1976Pat UnderwoodLHPKokomo HS (IN)2
1977Kevin RichardsRHPRoosevelt HS (MI)5
1978Kirk GibsonOFMichigan State University12$150,000
1979Rick LeachOFUniversity of Michigan13
1979Chris BakerOFLivonia Franklin HS (MI)23
1980Glenn Wilson3BSam Houston State University18
1981Ricky BarlowRHPWoodville HS (TX)17
1982Rich MonteleoneRHPTampa Catholic HS (FL)20
1983Wayne DotsonRHPEstacado HS (TX)15
1985Randy NosekRHPChillicothe HS (MO)26
1986Phil ClarkCCrockett HS (TX)18
1987Bill HendersonCWestminster Christian HS (FL)20
1987Steve PeguesOFPontotoc HS (MS)21
1987Travis FrymanSSGonzalez Tate HS (FL)30
1988Rico Brogna1BWatertown HS (CT)26
1989Greg GohrRHPSanta Clara University21$169,000
1990Tony ClarkOFChristian HS (CA)2$500,000
1991Justin ThompsonLHPKlein Oak HS (TX)32
1991Trever MillerLHPTrinity HS (KY)41
1992Rick GreeneRHPLSU16$470,000
1993Matt BrunsonSSCherry Creek HS (CO)9$800,000
1994Cade GasparRHPPepperdine University18$825,000
1995Mike DrumrightRHPWichita State University11$970,000
1996Seth GreisingerRHPUniversity of Virginia6$1,415,000
1997Matt AndersonRHPRice University1$2,505,000
1998Jeff WeaverRHPCalifornia State University, Fresno14$1,750,000
1998Nate CornejoRHPWellington HS (KS)34$865,000
1999Eric MunsonCUSC3$3,500,000
2000Matt WheatlandRHPRancho Bernardo HS (CA)8$2,150,000
2001Kenny BaughRHPRice University11$1,800,000
2001Mike Woods2BSouthern University32$1,100,000
2002Scott MooreSSCypress HS (CA)8$2,300,000
2003Kyle SleethRHPWake Forest University3$3,350,000
2004Justin VerlanderRHPOld Dominion University2$3,120,000
2005Cameron MaybinOFT.C. Roberson HS (NC)10$2,650,000
2006Andrew MillerLHPUniversity of North Carolina6$3,550,000
2007Rick PorcelloRHPSeton Hall Prep HS (NJ)27$3,580,000
2007Brandon HamiltonOFLexington Catholic HS (KY)60$540,000
2008Ryan PerryRHPUniversity of Arizona21$1,480,000
2009Jacob TurnerRHPWestminster Christian Academy (MO)9$6,250,000
2010Nick Castellanos3BArchbishop McCarthy HS (FL)44$3,450,000
2010Chance RuffinRHPThe University of Texas48$1,150,000
2013Jonathon CrawfordRHPUniversity of Florida20$2,001,700
2014Derek HillOFElk Grove HS (CA)23$2,000,000
2015Beau BurrowsRHPWeatherford HS (TX)22$2,154,200
2015Christin StewartOFUniversity of Tennessee34$1,795,100
2016Matt ManningRHPSheldon HS (CA)9$3,505,800
2017Alex FaedoRHPFlorida18$3,500,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Tigers

Kirk Gibson (1984), Lance Parrish (1984)

AL MVP Award Winners with Tigers

Justin Verlander (2011)

AL Cy Young Award Winners with Tigers

Justin Verlander (2011)

Rookie of the Year Award with Tigers

Justin Verlander (2006)

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