Detroit Tigers: 5 prospects for the 2024 MLB Draft you need to know about

Here's 5 prospects for Detroit Tigers fans to follow next spring.
Former Sinton baseball player Blake Mitchell's MLB draft party on Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Sinton,
Former Sinton baseball player Blake Mitchell's MLB draft party on Sunday, July 9, 2023, in Sinton, / Angela Piazza/Caller-Times / USA TODAY
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Konnor Griffin, OF/RHH - Jackson Prep (Miss.)

Perhaps the player who has been at the top of the rankings for a long time, Konnor Griffin, will garner top-five attention. He's been someone that has had eyes on him at the national level for quite some time. The Mississippi native has been a really impressive prospect, even since he was a youngster.

As a 14-year-old, he was throwing 92 mph from the outfield and showing off the real impressive bat that he has—also being a dominant right-handed arm on the mound. Now, heading into his senior year for prep ball, the LSU commit is extremely unlikely to make it to campus.

He's one of the most toolsed-up players in the entire class, if not the most toolsed-up player. He's 6-foot-4, 210 pounds with an uber-athletic frame and strength throughout, making him a real problem. While he's a two-way right now, the long-term expectation is that he uses that bat to make his money.

He's a real high-ceiling player and could be an extremely beneficial addition to a pro organization like the Tigers if he is able to reach his full potential. Griffin has been highly touted for years, and if the Tigers were to move up in the Draft Lottery, taking a shot at Griffin hoping to develop him would be an exceptional get.

Sure, adding another outfielder may be concerning, with Riley Greene and Max Clark being first-rounders of recent years, but the tools and upside that Griffin brings to the table will be really hard to pass up.

Griffin's spring could really make him some money in the draft if he goes out and cements that he is the top prep player in the draft class. He's someone that folks should keep an eye on as he goes through his final spring of prep ball.