Detroit Tigers get 11th overall pick in 2024 MLB Draft.
The Detroit Tigers and all the other MLB teams gathered in Nashville to unveil the 2024 MLB Draft order. The second-ever MLB Draft Lottery occurred at Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn., where the teams learned what the draft order would look like next summer.
After the lottery drawing, the Detroit Tigers ended up with the 11th overall pick. The Tigers were not super likely to move all the way up, but a divisional counterpart did find a way to move up the draft order.
The Cleveland Guardians were able to capitalize on their 2% chance of moving up, ending up with the first overall pick in the 2024 MLB Draft after being awarded that pick in the MLB Draft Lottery. Detroit had only a 1.6% chance of moving up to 1:1, but they are staying at no. 11 after the Lottery has come and gone.
When it comes to the Tigers' draft odds, they did move up last year in the inaugural draft lottery, where they came away with the third overall draft pick. That ended up becoming the selection that was used on Max Clark.
However, the Tigers will have the 11th pick in the 2024 MLB Draft, leaving them in a spot to come away with a great talent to add into the mix. Sure, they may not end up with Nick Kurtz or Chase Burns at the top of the class, but Jac Caglianone could end up on the draft board.
It's a long time until draft day hits, and there's a full spring to go through. For Detroit, they will have plenty of time to do their due diligence on the players available. Step one of the draft process is complete after the lottery has come and gone.
While the Tigers may not have moved up the draft board into the top three or even top ten, they at least now know where they will be picking next summer. Now, it's in the hands of Scott Harris and his scouting staff to do their homework. They have the time on their side, so it's time for the amateur scouting department to do their due diligence.
While folks may not be thinking about the draft right now, expect some MCB Draft coverage in the near future as we do some "way-too-early" thinking about what things might look like on draft day when the Tigers go to pick at 11th overall.