Detroit Tigers 2022 Mock Draft 2.0: Day two guesses

Pitcher Brock Porter celebrates a no-hitter June 17 in the Michigan state semifinals.Syndication Lansing State Journal
Pitcher Brock Porter celebrates a no-hitter June 17 in the Michigan state semifinals.Syndication Lansing State Journal /
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Detroit Tigers Mock Draft 2.0 – Fifth Round, Pick 147

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Jun 11, 2022; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Ole Miss catcher Hayden Dunhurst (13) makes contact with a pitch against the Southern Miss during Game 1 of a NCAA Super Regional game at Pete Taylor Park. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /

. OF. Detroit Tigers. Jeric Curtis. 147. player. 63

Pipeline Rank: 147

Chris says: The Tigers would probably have to dip into their 5% overage money to land a prep bat this late, but Curtis has tantalizing upside. He’s one of the fastest players in the draft, he can impact the game with bunts, steals, and plus defense in center field, and he has surprising strength that could eventually grow into average power.

Detroit Tigers. Hayden Dunhurst. 147. player. 63. . C

Pipeline Rank: 155

Jake says: It’s a prototypical backup profile, but Dunhurst shows the defensive chops that many teams crave throughout the organization. As with most catchers, it’ll take some development with the hit tool in order to realize an everyday job, but at worst they have an organizational soldier to command a minor-league staff.

Justin Boyd. 147. player. 63. . OF. Detroit Tigers

Pipeline Rank: 153

Ryan says: The Tigers grab an athletic outfielder who does everything well, but nothing great. He has nice gap to gap power and the speed to steal some bases in the majors.  If things click, he could be a starting corner outfielder in the future.

NOTE: Ryan does it again! Boyd went higher than most expected when the Reds selected Boyd 90th overall…likely to help them save money and pay for their top pick Cam Collier.

SS. Detroit Tigers. Sean McLain. 147. player. 63.

Pipeline Rank: 161

Jon says: The Tigers dip into the extraordinary McLain Brothers Baseball Factory. Sean McLain plays both infield spots up the middle in solid fashion and exhibits plate discipline and extra base power.

Jayson Jones. 147. player. 63. . 3B. Detroit Tigers

Pipeline Rank: 152

Matthew says: Big, strong kid with a ton of raw pop. Jones tends to swing for the fences too often instead of letting that raw power do the work for him, so he’ll need some work. Has a nice arm, but his position long term is a question mark.