The 2018 MLB Draft will be pivotal for the Detroit Tigers in their quest to bring a championship back to the Motor City.
The Detroit Tigers used the first overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft to select Auburn right-hander Casey Mize. While he is the most important player in Detroit’s quest to rebuild a championship team, the 2018 class has plenty of other critical pieces to an eventual championship.
Parker Meadows and Kody Clemens both look the part of future big league regulars. Adam Wolf and Tarik Skubal are two solid left-handed pitchers, and Brock Deatherage has impressed everyone after getting selected in the tenth round.
Here is a look at the entire 2018 draft class, top to bottom, and how they fared in their first taste of professional baseball. As one might expect, many of the lower round players didn’t impress too much in their brief minor league showing. Players selected past the 20th round have to really strut their stuff if they want to be invited back in 2019.
While there are plenty of lower round guys who did look good, most have seen the end of their brief professional career. Another note: The Tigers signed 38 of their 40 draft picks, with picks in rounds 38 and 39 choosing to go to college instead.