5 collegiate draft prospects Detroit Tigers fans should monitor this spring

Take a look at five different collegiate players that the Detroit Tigers fans should be monitoring this spring. They're five players who should be on the Tigers draft board.
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Michael Sirota, OF, Northeastern

In one of the early Mock Drafts published by Perfect Game, the Detroit Tigers were selected to take Michael Sirota. The right-handed hitting outfielder has a toolsy profile that could get more and more attention with another loud spring. While North Carolina's Vance Honeycutt has a lot of attention as the twitchy and athletic outfielder on this year's draft board, Sirota is up there.

Michael Sirota is an uber-athletic 6-foot-3, 187-pound outfielder capable of playing all over the grass. He's toolsy in all five categories, with the potential to translate these tools to the next level. He's a right-handed bat, Connecticut native, and was drafted in the 16th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Dodgers but opted to attend school.

He bet on himself, and it worked out. Sirota's coming off a 55-game season in 2023, where he slashed .346/.472/.678 nine doubles, four triples, and 18 home runs with 54 RBI. He walked 44 times last season with just 49 punchouts while swiping 19 games on 21 attempts.

Sirota has a more closed setup with his stance and quick hands with an innate feel for the barrel. There's tons of polish that shows, with an exceptional feel for the strike zone. It translates to a great approach, spitting on bad pitches, not chasing often, and working on the barrel when the bat comes off the shoulder.

He hits the ball hard and hits it well, with some juice that's raw but projects. Being with Northeastern, he's not going to get the publicity that an LSU or Wake Forest hitter will, but he's someone who could very much so move up the board this spring. Keep an eye on Sirota this spring.