The MLB draft is tonight at 7PM on ESPN and the Detroit Tigers have the number one pick. This is a great day for any Tiger fan because most of the time the number 1 pick is going to be a stud.
Sure, some of those guys aren’t all timers but more times than not the number 1 pick hits. the stretch from 2005-2012 is great news for Tiger fans.
The Tigers are building a championship team right in front of our eyes. The last 5 drafts have been A++ for us.
That brings us to the 2020 draft. The Tigers have the first pick in the draft and we have some really great options. It’s going to be a different draft since Covid has limited the draft to a total of 5 rounds. Normally it’s a 50 round draft.
My personal opinion, we need a power bat. We have plenty of great arms coming up in the system but we don’t have enough super star power at the plate.
That leads to one guy- Spencer Torkelson
Check out this highlight video from ONE weekend worth of games.
Since Miggy is shifting to DH… 1B is a major priority for us. Brandon Dixon doesn’t get the job done. Tork will be a very athletic 1st baseman and could play some left/right field if need be. He hit a ton of bombs in college and broke some records.
The first guy that pops into my head when I watch him play is Paul Goldschmidt.
If the Tigers don’t take Tork at number one it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Austin Martin is going to be a stud as well.
The little tape I watched on Martin was obvious.. He will be the next Ian Kinsler, Dustin Perdroia blend of player. So, if the Tigers take this path, I would love it. We’re in a good spot and I’m excited to see what happens. It’s Primetime TV tonight 7PM!