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Detroit Tigers First Round Draft Picks

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The Detroit Tigers first round draft picks include 62 players, with 31 being pitchers and 38 of those being drafted out of high school. The Tigers have selected 12 outfielders, five shortstops, five catchers, four 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 26 right-handers and five left-handers.

The Tigers have drafted 24 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Spencer Torkelson in 2020. Detroit has selected first overall three times, with the team picking Matt Anderson in 1997, Casey Mize in 2018 and Spencer Torkelson in 2020.

Year Player Pos School Pick Signing Bonus
1965 Gene Lamont C Hiawatha HS (IL) 13
1966 Rick Konik 1B St. Andrews HS (MI) 14 Did Not Sign
1967 Jim Foor LHP McClure HS (MO) 15
1968 Murray Robinson OF Thomas Dale HS (VA) 18
1969 John Young 1B Enterprise HS (CA) 19
1970 Terry Mappin C Durrett HS (KY) 20
1971 Tom Veryzer SS Islip HS (NY) 11
1972 Jerry Manuel SS Cordova HS (CA) 20
1973 Charles Bates 3B California State University, Los Angeles 19
1974 Lance Parrish INF Walnut HS (CA) 16
1975 Les Filkins OF George Washington HS (IL) 3
1976 Pat Underwood LHP Kokomo HS (IN) 2
1977 Kevin Richards RHP Roosevelt HS (MI) 5
1978 Kirk Gibson OF Michigan State University 12 $150,000
1979 Rick Leach OF University of Michigan 13
1979 Chris Baker OF Livonia Franklin HS (MI) 23
1980 Glenn Wilson 3B Sam Houston State University 18
1981 Ricky Barlow RHP Woodville HS (TX) 17
1982 Rich Monteleone RHP Tampa Catholic HS (FL) 20
1983 Wayne Dotson RHP Estacado HS (TX) 15
1985 Randy Nosek RHP Chillicothe HS (MO) 26
1986 Phil Clark C Crockett HS (TX) 18
1987 Bill Henderson C Westminster Christian HS (FL) 20
1987 Steve Pegues OF Pontotoc HS (MS) 21
1987 Travis Fryman SS Gonzalez Tate HS (FL) 30
1988 Rico Brogna 1B Watertown HS (CT) 26
1989 Greg Gohr RHP Santa Clara University 21 $169,000
1990 Tony Clark OF Christian HS (CA) 2 $500,000
1991 Justin Thompson LHP Klein Oak HS (TX) 32
1991 Trever Miller LHP Trinity HS (KY) 41
1992 Rick Greene RHP LSU 16 $470,000
1993 Matt Brunson SS Cherry Creek HS (CO) 9 $800,000
1994 Cade Gaspar RHP Pepperdine University 18 $825,000
1995 Mike Drumright RHP Wichita State University 11 $970,000
1996 Seth Greisinger RHP University of Virginia 6 $1,415,000
1997 Matt Anderson RHP Rice University 1 $2,505,000
1998 Jeff Weaver RHP California State University, Fresno 14 $1,750,000
1998 Nate Cornejo RHP Wellington HS (KS) 34 $865,000
1999 Eric Munson C USC 3 $3,500,000
2000 Matt Wheatland RHP Rancho Bernardo HS (CA) 8 $2,150,000
2001 Kenny Baugh RHP Rice University 11 $1,800,000
2001 Mike Woods 2B Southern University 32 $1,100,000
2002 Scott Moore SS Cypress HS (CA) 8 $2,300,000
2003 Kyle Sleeth RHP Wake Forest University 3 $3,350,000
2004 Justin Verlander RHP Old Dominion University 2 $3,120,000
2005 Cameron Maybin OF T.C. Roberson HS (NC) 10 $2,650,000
2006 Andrew Miller LHP University of North Carolina 6 $3,550,000
2007 Rick Porcello RHP Seton Hall Prep HS (NJ) 27 $3,580,000
2007 Brandon Hamilton OF Lexington Catholic HS (KY) 60 $540,000
2008 Ryan Perry RHP University of Arizona 21 $1,480,000
2009 Jacob Turner RHP Westminster Christian Academy (MO) 9 $6,250,000
2010 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS (FL) 44 $3,450,000
2010 Chance Ruffin RHP The University of Texas 48 $1,150,000
2013 Jonathon Crawford RHP University of Florida 20 $2,001,700
2014 Derek Hill OF Elk Grove HS (CA) 23 $2,000,000
2015 Beau Burrows RHP Weatherford HS (TX) 22 $2,154,200
2015 Christin Stewart OF University of Tennessee 34 $1,795,100
2016 Matt Manning RHP Sheldon HS (CA) 9 $3,505,800
2017 Alex Faedo RHP University of Florida 18 $3,500,000
2018 Casey Mize RHP Auburn University 1 $7,500,000
2019 Riley Greene OF Hagerty HS (FL) 5
2020 Spencer Torkelson 3B Arizona State University 1

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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