Detroit Tigers: 2020 MLB Full Six Selection Mock Draft

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Round 2, Pick 38: Casey Martin, University of Arkansas, SS

The Detroit Tigers possess the first pick in the second round after the first Competitive Balance Round A pick. With the thirty-eighth overall selection, the Tigers should select Casey Martin if he’s there. He plays for the University of Arkansas, where he is the Razorbacks shortstop.

Martin stands 5-foot-11, weighs in at 175 swinging from the right side of the plate for the Razorbacks. He is one of the best collegiate infielders in terms of his tools and the way he grades out. Scouting evaluations point that Martin possesses means of his defense and ability to run.

A toolsy middle infielder with a lot of raw arm strength and power to throw the ball across the diamond should draw intrigue from the Tigers. The shortened season did not allow Martin to vastly increase his stock since the season did not reach SEC conference play.

Martin would have been able to use the conference play as a chance to show that he could be better at the plate, less of a liability when it comes to chasing pitches and being over aggressive early in the count.

In 2020, on the shortened season, Martin played in 15 games where he hit .271/.386/.458 while only hitting two home runs and notching 10 RBI on the season. The Razorbacks shortstop performed better in 2019, where he played in 66 games.

In 2019, Martin hit .286/.364/.548 with 15 home runs and 57 RBI on the full season in his sophomore season. Martin has the tools to be a shortstop in the big leagues as he develops along the way and would be a valuable pick for the Tigers with their second overall selection.

Honorable Mentions: RHP Bryce Jarvis, C Drew Romo, 1B Aaron Sabato