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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1. Dylan Crews, RHH/OF

Detroit Tigers, Dylan Crews
Dylan Crews rounds the bases after a homerun as The LSU Tigers take on the Butler Bulldogs. / SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network / USA

The Detroit Tigers are unlikely to get a shot to draft Dylan Crews, but if he is available at pick no.3, there is no reason the Tigers should pass on him. The LSU Tigers standout is arguably the top prospect across all of the draft boards out there.

The outfielder shocked many scouts when he made it to LSU after being such a highly touted name coming out of high school. He's settled into centerfield for the Tigers exceptionally well and has been a real force in the team's lineup.

The 21-year-old has been a big piece of the loaded LSU Tigers offense. In 2023, Crews logged 28 games played, accumulating 94 at-bats. He's slashed .543/.664/.947 with 11 doubles, nine home runs, and 35 RBI.

It's absurd the stats he has accumulated at the plate. He's got an unreal feel for the barrel and strength to pair. When he connects, the ball is going to explode off the barrel. It's an explosive operation in the batter's box with an unreal feel for the barrel.

Frankly, it takes 2 seconds for anyone to search him up on social media and see the highlights pour in. He's putting together an MLB The Show-like season and is showing why he's the 1:1 pick—top of the class and top of the draft tools that make Crews a dangerous addition.

If he's on the draft board at no.3 and the Tigers opt to pass on Crews, the fanbase should be permitted to picket and riot outside Comerica Park. He was named a Midseason Collegiate All-American by Perfect Game USA, and it's not hard to see why.