Detroit Tigers Mock Draft 2.0 — the first five rounds
Detroit Tigers Mock Draft 2.0 – Fifth Round, Pick 135
Pipeline Rank: 153
Jake Says: Another big lefty arm that may ultimately end up in the bullpen, but with the organization being hard up for starters throughout the minors, they can afford to give him a long leash and figure out his command issues.
Pipeline Rank: 171
Chris Says: Bowman spent his first two years in junior college so he doesn’t have a long track record against strong competition, but he stepped right into Louisville’s lineup this year and performed well. He batted .293 and showed a patient approach while hitting 8 home runs and stealing 24 bases in 28 tries, and he could fit at the top of the order in pro ball.
Pipeline Rank: 152
Mike Says: A big 6-5 250 pounder with a fastball that sits mid 90’s and touches 99 with a 55-grade splitter to boot. Slider and splitter both in the upper 80’s with the slider right now being more of a cutter than a full slider. Needs work on the control and to develop a change up but he could be a lethal weapon and a starter if he finds that softer pitch or potentially a really nice, hard-throwing back end bullpen piece if the secondaries aren’t strong enough to start.
Pipeline Rank: 193
Joe Says: Allen doesn’t really have a standout tool, however he has the potential for average tools across the board. His bat combines the ability to make contact with above average raw power, which he did a better job using this season, leaving most scouts to think there is average game power in there. He’s a good defender in center with enough speed and arm for the position and the instincts to help both play up.
Pipeline Rank: 199
Kellen Says: Stephenson stands at 5’9 but is a twitchy athlete and legit 70 grade runner who would immediately be the Tigers’ fastest player in their system. He has shown the ability to make consistent hard contact, albeit against lower level competition in junior college. He has some upside if he proves he can hit against more advanced competition. If he were to rise this far, it would be an awesome story for a kid who only had one division 1 offer out of high school in 2019.
Pipeline Rank: NA
Rogelio Says: Screams Lipcius 2.0
Pipeline Rank: 211
Jon Says: A 6’4” righty who is lanky with all arms and legs flying around. Is 93-96 with his heater and touches 99. Slider and changeup both play well. Could be a multi-inning reliever or perhaps a starter if things break right.