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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Seaver King, SS/OF, Wake Forest

While LSU is the favorite of most to win this year's College World Series, Wake Forest will certainly have something to say, with a star-studded rotation and lineup with tons of prowess top-to-bottom. One of the newcomers who will provide plenty for this lineup will be Wingate transfer Seaver King, who the Detroit Tigers fans need to have their eyes on.

King comes to Wake Forest as a shortstop and outfielder with the athleticism and twitch to play wherever the Deacs need him. He's deemed a five-tool upside player, excelling in all assets with traits that should translate to the next level. He's a 6-foot, 190-pound frame, hailing from Georgia.

In 2023, King slashed .411/.457/.699 with 20 doubles, five triples, and 11 home runs over 53 runs driven in. He had 18 walks and 26 strikeouts over 219 at-bats while swiping 13 bags on 14 attempts. He then went to the Cape Cod league over the summer, slashing .424/.479/.542 with five extra-base hits and nine RBI over 59 at-bats.

There's a lot of excitement about what King could bring to the Wake Forest lineup in 2024. It's a really simple right-handed stroke with a good feel to get on a plane with pitches and some quickness to launch. There's strength to get on the barrel and lift the ball. Quick hands and jump off the barrel that are a recipe for success.

If King can come out and prove himself with Wake Forest in 2024, he could fly up draft boards. He had a massive year in 2023 with Wingate, parlaying that into a loud summer on the Cape. Now, he'll have the chance to try to replicate his success with Wake Forest in the spotlight.