Detroit Tigers: MLB Draft 2021 Day Two Draft Ideas

Orchard Lake St. Mary's Alex Mooney fields a ground ball by Stevenson Lakeshore in the MHSAA Division 2 title game Saturday, June 19, 2021, at McLane Stadium in East Lansing.Mhsaa2
Orchard Lake St. Mary's Alex Mooney fields a ground ball by Stevenson Lakeshore in the MHSAA Division 2 title game Saturday, June 19, 2021, at McLane Stadium in East Lansing.Mhsaa2 /
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Here are some ideas for day 2 for the Detroit Tigers for rounds 2 through 10 for today’s draft that starts at 1 pm.

Here at Motor City Bengals, we want to give you a few names as a mini “cheat sheet” for the Detroit Tigers as they are prepared to start the day drafting in the second round at pick number 39. Here is where else they are drafting today.

  • 3rd round: 74th
  • 4th round: 104th
  • 5th round: 135th
  • 6th round: 165th
  • 7th round: 195th
  • 8th round: 225th
  • 9th round: 255th
  • 10th round: 285th

Here are a few names that we may have mentioned before (check out our MLB Draft Central piece for more information) but based on the order of the draft, we added a few ones that are available.

Connor Norby 2nd baseman:  East Carolina University

Norby, who went to the same school as Detroit Tigers prospect Bryant Packard, is a right-handed second baseman, who is listed that he could play third base. He hit .400 in the shortened 2020 season and for most of 2021. He has plus speed and along with Cleveland’s first-round draft pick pitcher Gavin Williams, nominated for a Dick Howser and a Golden Spikes Award. He has a quiet stance before he loads up to swing.  According to Prospects Live, he has added some power. A college hitter with some polish? Seems like a good 2nd or 3rd round pick.

Bubba Chandler RHP/SS North Oconee High School, Georgia

Joe Heinstill did a great write-up on the Clemson University commit so I won’t go any further but from what was rumored yesterday, he may go back to school. There is a lot of talent in this two-way athlete for the Tigers not to pass up.

Alex Mooney SS Orchard Lake St Mary’s

Mooney played on one of the best Michigan high school baseball teams ever assembled. He takes smooth actions at short defensively and his approach at the plate keeps getting better. Mooney could be the 39th pick or could be around for the 3rd round. Regardless, you hope that the Tigers take a flyer on this local product.

Notable names to start day 2:

  • Josh Baez OF Dexter Southfield
  • Will Taylor OF Dutch Fork High School (scouting report) 
  • Izaac Pacheco 3B Friendswood High School
  • Dylan Smith RHP University of Alabama
  • Spencer Schwellenbach SS/RHP (scouting report) the University of Nebraska, originally from Saginaw, MI
  • Jud Fabian OF University of Florida
  • Jaden Hill RHP LSU
  • Wes Kath 3B Desert Mountain High School
  • Adrian Del Castillo C University of Miami
  • Anthony Solometo LHP Bishop Eustace
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