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Detroit Tigers: Who to take in the Rule 5 draft?

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 28: A wide view of Comerica Park during a MLB game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on June 28, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers win on a walk off home run 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 28: A wide view of Comerica Park during a MLB game between the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago White Sox on June 28, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers win on a walk off home run 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – APRIL 7: A general view of Comerica Park prior to the start of the opening day game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers on April 7, 2017 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

The Blue Jays drafted Pentecost in the first round of the 2011, and was a top 10 prospect for the organization. But injuries have led to him being exposed in the Rule 5 draft.

Our own Andy Patton gave you plenty of reasons why he’d be a good fit for the Detroit Tigers. You can read the full article here.

Notably, aside from James McCann the Detroit Tigers are pretty thin in the catchers spot. But, the Tigers aren’t the only ones-there’s only 60 catching jobs in all of Major League Baseball.

Despite the lack of starting jobs, Pentecost suffered a shoulder injury in 2014. Followed by another injury in 2015 that cost him his season. 2016 saw him as a designated hitter. Last season saw Pentecost only playing 22 games behind the plate.

The Detroit Tigers will have to decide if the injuries and lack of time behind the plate in the last three years is worth the risk for the team.

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