Detroit Tigers Draft Update: 5 players to consider at No.3

Starting pitcher for the tigers Paul Skenes on the mound as the LSU Tigers take on the Tennessee Volunteers.
Starting pitcher for the tigers Paul Skenes on the mound as the LSU Tigers take on the Tennessee Volunteers. / SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network / USA
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Detroit Tigers mid-spring draft update

The Detroit Tigers may have just kicked off their 2023 season, with the focus on trying not to lose 140 games this year. But across the country, the top prospects are well underway with respective high school and college seasons.

While some states are well underway with high school seasons and cold weather states are just now ramping up, it's a good time to revisit the 2023 Detroit Tigers draft board. The focus still remains on the team's no.3 overall pick and the top prospects likely to make up the top five selections in the 2023 MLB Draft.

The Tigers were blessed during the Draft Lottery and able to move up the draft order ever so slightly and claim the no.3 pick in the MLB Draft. This was a nice jump for them, with a draft class that continues to look really heavy near the top.

They will likely have their pick of the litter in the draft at no.3 with plenty of top-tier talent. The question is who will be there. The Tigers will have to make some decisions, and it will be interesting to see how Scott Harris handles his first mid-summer draft with the organization.

In February, I pieced together a draft primer with the initial thoughts as college season began. The pieced featured reports from each of the top prospects I deemed worthy of consideration. The piece can be found here.

The piece was broken up into pages for each of the five featured prospects, coupled with scouting reports and a breakdown. This was made right at the start of the 2023 season. As the collegiate season hits the midpoint, now is as good a time as ever to take another gander.

While the top five are not being altered a whole ton, the rankings and updates to the board are what is critical with this update. The Tigers will have a chance to add a big-time prospect into their organization this year. Without further adieu, let's dive into the updated draft board.