Detroit Tigers 2022 MLB Draft Recap: Rounds 8-15
Detroit Tigers 2022 MLB Draft, 10th Round – Trevin Michael, RHP, Oklahoma
One of the older players available in the draft this year (turns 25 in September), Trevin Michael took a winding path to pro ball. He graduated from Piedmont High School outside of Oklahoma City, then spent two seasons at Northern Oklahoma College before moving on to Lamar University in Texas. He made 16 starts for Lamar over two seasons, going 8-4 with a 3.05 ERA. He then came to Oklahoma as a graduate transfer and moved into the closer role, where he showcased some plus stuff and earned 10 saves.
Detroit Tigers 2022 MLB Draft, 11th Round – Joe Miller, LHP, Penn
Destined to be confused with 8th rounder Jake Miller for at least a few years, Joe Miller is another southpaw from the northeast. This Miller is a bit shorter and sturdier than Jake, and he spent four years as a starting pitcher in the Ivy League, posting a cumulative 10-8 record with a 4.49 ERA, 160 strikeouts, and 82 walks in 132.1 innings. Miller isn’t written up at MLB Pipeline or Baseball America, but fortunately our friends at Prospects Live have video and a scouting report from his time in the Cape Cod League this summer:
"Miller, who throws from a ¾ slot, set up batters with the fastball but put them away with the breaking balls (5 K’s on them). The curveball and slider show similar shapes, but he takes some velocity off of his curve and generates more downward movement. Both of the offerings caused hitters to swing and miss. In the third inning, his command faltered, leading to his troubles. On top of that, hitters seemed to see him better the second time through the order. After allowing no hard contact in the first couple of frames, hitters tagged him for a couple of sharp hits."
Detroit Tigers 2022 MLB Draft, 12th Round – Cole Stupp, RHP, Kentucky
A product of the same Georgia high school that produced, Dylan Cease, Kyle Farnsworth, and Dexter Fowler, Cole Stupp is a sturdy right-hander with a low-90s sinker and decent secondary offereings. He became the Wildcats’ Friday-night starter last year, compiling a 4.76 ERA over 13 starts, and he returned to that role this year. He posted a 6.31 ERA over six starts before he was ruled out for the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his right elbow.