The Detroit Tigers have selected Daniel Cabrera in the Competitive Balance Round B, with the 62nd overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
The Detroit Tigers decided to keep rolling with position players by selecting Daniel Cabrera. The Tigers chose to select Cabrera as an outfielder from Louisiana State University (LSU) in the third round with the 62nd overall selection.
Cabrera is a 6-foot-1, 196-pound outfielder for LSU who can move around the outfield, but again power is going to remain a common theme. On line drives in 2019, Cabrera had a .722 BABIP, showing that he makes the most out of his line drives and finds ways to get the ball onto the outfield grass.
There is a lot of excitement around Cabrera’s power threat and how that will translate into the big leagues. He has been noted to be one of/if not the top college bat to be drafted beyond the first round by some. It seems that Cabrera is just another prospect to add to the farm system.
There were some comparisons to Brett Gardner, but it seems that Cabrera could easily be profiled similar to a player like Phillip Ervin from the Cincinnati Reds. The Tigers seemingly made another positive selection with the selection of Cabrera.
The left-handed-hitting outfielder should parallel well with other prospects within the organization like Daz Cameron, Riley Greene, and Parker Meadows. Adding even more talent to the farm system allows for some players to fizzle out and become less than anticipated.
Essentially, Cabrera has plenty of upside and predictability and will be a depth addition to the Tigers farm system. Also, for those wondering, the Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera has no relation to the LSU draft choice, Daniel Cabrera.