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.
2023 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
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Tommy White, 3B/1B, LSU

Another collegiate prospect who will rise on many draft boards this spring is LSU's Tommy White. He's someone who could be in a position to be selected by the Detroit Tigers as one of the most exciting power-hitting corner infielder this class has to offer. It will be interesting to see how things shake out, but White is someone that fans need to monitor.

Conversely to Sirota, White plays for the defending national champions and will have a ton of attention and spotlight on him as LSU looks to "run it back" in 2024. White transferred into LSU for the 2023 season after a fantastic introductory as a Freshman in 2022 with N.C. State.

White is a 6-foot-1, 228-pound frame with a ton of strength in a physical frame. It's a right-handed stance that's wider with tons of power that projects to translate at the next level. There's some serious juice here, with 51 home runs in his college career and juice that grades out exceptionally well.

In 2023, he slashed .374/.432/.725 with 24 doubles, 24 home runs, and 105 RBI overall for LSU, with 23 walks and 41 punchouts. His in-zone whiffs could be cut down, but that's merely splitting hairs on a profile that bleeds tons of power and strength. He's labeled a corner infielder, and in the long-term, it projects for first base, but he's also played the hot corner for LSU.

While the in-zone whiffs can be a knock, there's also a massive amount of upside with two-strike hitting that gives him a boost right back. This clip shows how simple and smooth the two-strike approach is from White, staying short to it and using his feel for the barrel and raw power to just muscle balls and work on the barrel.

The point is, there's a lot of upside here with White, and he's someone that fans need to keep an eye on this spring as LSU looks to defend its national championship.