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Detroit Tigers: 2020 MLB Draft Guide

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 25: A general view of Comerica Park where the Detroit Tigers were scheduled to open the season on March 30th against the Kansas City Royals on March 25, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Major League Baseball has delayed the season after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MARCH 25: A general view of Comerica Park where the Detroit Tigers were scheduled to open the season on March 30th against the Kansas City Royals on March 25, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Major League Baseball has delayed the season after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The moment Detroit Tigers fans have been waiting for. The MLB Draft is Wednesday. Here’s our guide to help you the night of the draft.

If there is one word to describe what the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions fans have in common lately with drafting a new talent, that word would be “hope”.  The promise of a new prospect as they start their journeys on the road to Detroit provides a good dose of faith that change is in the air.

With restaurants in the Michigan area reopening to limited capacity, local fans may watch the draft at their favorite watering hole. If you are staying home to watch the Detroit Tigers picks for two days, here’s the first-ever (I believe) Motor City Bengals MLB Draft guide.

Where to Watch The Detroit Tigers Picks

The first round of the draft will start on Wednesday at 7 pm on ESPN with rounds 2-5 on ESPN 2 the following day starting at 5 pm on ESPN 2. The draft will be held virtually, similar to NFL Draft so expect a green screen set up in Rob Manfred’s basement.

The draft will go from 40 rounds to five and the Detroit Tigers will have the unique opportunity to sign an unlimited number of undrafted players for $20,000.  The Tigers will have picks at number 1, 38, 62 (Competitive Balance Round B), 73, 102, and 132.

If you are on Twitter, follow us at @mcb_tigers, and if you are a Facebook person, “like” our page as myself and the rest of our staff will be live-tweeting throughout the evening and update our Facebook page as the picks happen.

 MLB Mock Drafts a Plenty

If you want to get an idea of the names in the draft, here are a few mock drafts you should check out.

Our Writeups of MLB Draft Prospects

The staff has been working their tails off the last few weeks to get some names out there you may know as either future Detroit Tigers or they may land elsewhere. Here is a list of profiles so far as of June 8th.

SS Trei Cruz

RHP Nick Bitsko

OF Trevor Hauver

RP Seth Lonsway

RP Michael Kirian

RHP CJ Van Eyk

OF Blake Dunn

OF Enrique Bradfield Jr

3B Gage Workman

SS Freddy Zamora

SS Casey Martin

SS Alika Williams

SS Jordan Westburg

IF Austin Martin 

OF Zac Veen 

It should be an interesting day with some strong levels of unpredictability. Al Avila and the entire Tigers group have not shown their cards but we can hope that the picks will not cause the fans to throw tempers on social. Whom am I kidding? The complaining will probably happen, regardless. Happy MLB Draft day to you all.

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