Detroit Tigers Mock Draft 2.0 — the first five rounds

Winder-Barrow's Brady House (4) trots toward home plate fter hitting a home run during a game against Lanier on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Winder-Barrow won 9-5. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)News Joshua L Jones
Winder-Barrow's Brady House (4) trots toward home plate fter hitting a home run during a game against Lanier on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Winder-Barrow won 9-5. (Photo/Joshua L. Jones, Athens Banner-Herald)News Joshua L Jones /
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Detroit Tigers Mock Draft 2.0 – Second Round, Pick 39

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Lafayette Aviators shortstop Trey Sweeney swings the bat. /

Ky Bush. 39. player. 63. . LHP. Detroit Tigers

Pipeline Rank: 67

Jon Says: I feel confident the Tigers will draft 5 or 6 college pitchers with their first 10 selections.

Jon’s Picks:

63. . SS. Detroit Tigers. Trey Sweeney. 39. player

Pipeline Rank: 55

Rogelio Says: Left-handed bat…could play second.

Rogelio’s Picks:

Aaron Zavala. 39. player. 63. . OF. Detroit Tigers

Pipeline Rank: 76

Kellen Says: Zavala is a lefty stick with a tremendous approach at the plate. He has shown above average bat to ball skills going back to his days as the prep player of the year in Oregon in 2018. His power took a step forward last year and he has always made enough hard contact to project it as average moving forward. His high OBP profile and history of production against strong college competition give him one of the safest floors at this point in the draft.

Kellen’s Picks:

63. . SS. Detroit Tigers. Carson Williams. 39. player

Pipeline Rank: 41

Joe Says:  Williams is one of the younger members of the draft class and will turn 18 just before the draft. He has a good chance to stick at short as he matures thanks to great instincts and a plus arm. Offensively, there is a chance for a solid all around package. His bat speed is above average and he makes easy contact. There is even the potential for 50 power as he adds muscle to his 6’2” frame.

Joe’s Picks:

Ben Kudrna. 39. player. 63. . RHP. Detroit Tigers

Pipeline Rank: 46

Mike Says: High school righty who is 92-95 on the fastball with a chance to add velocity as his frame fills out. Sharp slider at 82-85 and a developing change up make him an intriguing arm. Take a shot for someone who could be a reinforcement for the 2nd half of the decade.

Mike’s Picks:

63. . RHP. Detroit Tigers. Dylan Smith. 39. player

Pipeline Rank: 74

Chris Says: Seven years ago the Tigers used their 2nd round pick on a right-handed pitcher from the University of Alabama, and they do it again here. Smith isn’t quite the power arm Spencer Turnbull was, but he shows a good three-pitch mix and the chance for above-average control, and he’s a good athlete who still offers some physical projection.

Chris’ Picks:

player. 63. . RHP. Detroit Tigers. Tommy Mace. 39

Pipeline Rank: 45

Jake Says: The Tigers get back into their comfort zone with a big physical SEC arm that could be a quick riser and would align more with the club’s contention window than perhaps my first two selections. Mace was Florida’s Friday night starter for some time and between his steep downhill plane and four pitch mix, his relief risk is perhaps a bit smaller than some others in the draft.

Jake’s Picks:

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