Detroit Tigers: Ranking the 2020 MLB Draft Class

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2020 MLB Draft Guide Detroit Tigers
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) /

1. 3B Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State

Rank Among Tigers 2020 Draftees: #1

Projected MLB Overall Rank: #19

 Projected Tigers Prospect Ranking: #2/3

Ah, yes. Based on how well the Tigers executed the rest of their draft, I’m more convinced they took the right player in the top spot – even with the hopes of moving him to a different position. As it pertains to his future ranking within the system, it’s easy to see him slotted alongside consensus #2 prospect Matt Manning. Torkelson’s personality could make him the face of the Tigers franchise for years to come, and that alone is a reason to celebrate.

Enjoy an updated look at the Tigers Top 30 in the next slide.

Related: 2020 MLB Draft: Spencer Torkelson Has What the Detroit Tigers Lack