Detroit Tigers: Ranking the 2020 MLB Draft Class

Al Avila, Detroit Tigers (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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Dan Hasty, the Radio Voice of the Tigers Class-A affiliate West Michigan Whitecaps, now serves as a contributor here at Motor City Bengals. Find Dan on Twitter @ThatDanHasty.  Today, Dan ranks the 2020 Detroit Tigers’ Draftees.

In what feels like a unanimous vote, the Detroit Tigers have received glowing reviews for their 2020 MLB Draft class. It bears mentioning that after this draft, any player ranked on this list is a significant accomplishment. At this point, most within Detroit’s Top 30 would almost certainly be ranked higher for most other big-league organizations. MLB Pipeline rating the Tigers as the 5th best farm system in baseball – before adding Spencer Torkelson – validates that idea. While their rebuild isn’t anywhere near complete, the Tigers took significant steps forward last week.

I can’t remember a Tigers draft with a better blend of immediate impact and high-upside prospects. Of course, time will tell how good the class truly is, and the focus shifts to the Tigers Player Development staff, who need to ensure they get the most out of a talented group of players. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I can easily envision every Tigers 2020 draftee ranked inside the club’s Top 30 prospects regardless of publication. Follow the links to find our projections as to where the newest Tigers draftees will be ranked among their fellow prospects.