Detroit Tigers top 20 prospects following 2017 MLB Draft

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Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East outfielder Christin Stewart of the Detroit Tigers during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; East outfielder Christin Stewart of the Detroit Tigers during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jun 18, 2017; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators pitcher Alex Faedo (21) throws against the TCU Horned Frogs in the first inning at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 18, 2017; Omaha, NE, USA; Florida Gators pitcher Alex Faedo (21) throws against the TCU Horned Frogs in the first inning at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers fans saw the team snag another high-upside pitcher in the first round of the MLB draft in Alex Faedo. Where do Faedo and some team’s other draft picks rank among Detroit prospects?

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila has done an excellent job in his first two drafts in charge in terms of selecting high-upside talent.

Despite a lack of picks in the second and third rounds in 2016 due to the signings of Jordan Zimmermann and Justin Upton, Avila was still able to snag Kyle Funkhouser after bringing in Matt Manning with the ninth-overall pick.

Additionally, the general manger selected a number of promising pitchers in the middle rounds of the draft, with Austin Sodders, Bryan Garcia, Zac Houston and Mark Ecker all providing solid value as potential big-league hurlers.

The 2017 version of the MLB Draft saw potential frontline hurler Alex Faedo fall to the Detroit Tigers.

In addition to Faedo, the team also drafted slugger Rey Rivera, along with promising catchers Joey Morgan and Sam McMillan in the third and fifth rounds respectively.

Additionally, later-round draft picks like Dylan Rosa, Antoine Mistico and Garrett King could all provide value as well thanks to some promising traits.

Detroit’s recent draft picks join a farm system that includes top-tier talents like Christin Stewart and Beau Burrows.

Here’s a look at the Detroit Tigers’ top 20 prospects following the 2017 MLB Draft.

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