Detroit Tigers 2020 MLB Draft: Daniel Cabrera selected 62nd overall

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The Detroit Tigers have selected Daniel Cabrera in Competitive Balance Round B.

With the 62nd overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft, the Detroit Tigers have selected outfielder Daniel Cabrera in Competitive Balance Round B. This was their third selection of the draft and second of day two.

Cabrera comes from Louisiana State University (LSU) and is a 6-foot-1, 196-pound outfielder who hits from the left side of the plate and draws comparisons to New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner on the MLB Network broadcast.

There is no relation to Miguel Cabrera; however, a few scouts were very high on Daniel Cabrera and his talent at the plate being able to get under balls and drive them to the gap. He has very promising abilities and continues a run of great talent selections by the Tigers.

In 2019, Daniel Cabrera played in 59 games for the LSU Tigers, where he hit .284/.369/.400 with 12 home runs and 50 RBI. In 2020 the season was cut short as everyone knows, but Cabrera hit .345/.466/.500 with five extra-base hits and 12 RBI for the LSU Tigers.

Cabrera hits well to all-fields for a left-handed bat, former Detroit Tigers great Curtis Granderson gave a “mini-scouting report” on the MLB Network. Glancing at Cabrera, it seems like he could draw some similarities to Granderson with more of a corner outfield vibe.

This does not count Cabrera out as a future centerfielder, but he seems to be more well-versed for the corners with some 20/20 abilities. His power is still raw, as evident by his college numbers, but things seem to be trending upwards for him.

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The Detroit Tigers selection of Cabrera is just another addition of a power-hitting prospect to the draft class. The Tigers will make three more selections on day two to round out the draft. Their next choice will be in the third round, 73rd overall.