Take a look at the Detroit Tigers day two draft selections since the draft is completed.
The Detroit Tigers started out the 2020 MLB Draft by selecting Spencer Torkelson with the first overall selection in the draft which helped them start out with a bang, it was day two that was crucial. The organization needed a strong day two of the draft to make sure it is a success.
The Tigers’ front office is looking to further the rebuild by addressing areas that they need to fix within the organization. The organization favors the pitching prospects’ strength more than the hitting prospects, but this draft allows them to play catch-up.
The 2020 MLB Draft is a chance for General Manager (GM) Al Avila to get things right for the organization while things are lopsided within the organization. Since the draft is very different from the usual forty-round draft, this is an opportunity to get a leg up in the organization.
Beyond day two of the draft, the Tigers can sign undrafted free agents, but a good showing of draft choices on day two will help to expedite this rebuild. Fans know how painful this rebuild has been, a lack of games in the 2020 season means less losing to have to watch.
This is just one step in the right direction to help the Tigers get back to an era of competition. The Tigers are still not close to being competitive, but this is setting them up to get back sooner than later. A strong depth-filled draft allows for them to have prospects at multiple positions for the future.
The Tigers would opt to go for a position player strong draft as well sticking to the trend all the way throughout the 2020 MLB Draft. They ultimately took six total position players with all six picks they had in the draft.
In terms of the college versus high school barrier, it was five collegiate talents that the Tigers selected with the final pick being a high schooler to shake things up. The Tigers ultimately had a fantastic day two leading to one heck of a leg up on the competition in the 2020 MLB Draft.
The Tigers did an excellent job with the first parts of the 2020 MLB Draft, now that it shifts to an undrafted player signing phase, expect to see the Tigers bring in a few more names and probably a few pitchers to round things out.
All-in-all, the second day of the Detroit Tigers draft was a good one, take a look at how the Tigers would make their selections to go through day two.