Top Pick Casey Mize Begins His Tigers Journey

Last Call Blog /

With the top overall pick in this year’s June Amateur Draft, the Tigers feel they landed a difference maker in Auburn right-hander Casey Mize.  Mize officially inked a reported $7.5 million deal with the club this week, and after making the rounds at Comerica Park, one could only come away impressed with the newest Tiger.

Life after ‘1-1’; Five Potential Tigers Draftees After the First Round

The Minor Leagues /

The Detroit Tigers are embarking on their most important draft in recent team history. From all indications, their first overall pick will be used on Auburn pitcher Casey Mize, who has posted some of the best numbers of any pitcher in College Baseball this season. Mize will be expected to reach the big leagues in …

A Player Perspective on the Tigers’ Choices at Number One

The Minor Leagues /

A scout’s job is important and thankless. A scout has to spend multiple weeks on the road away from their families. In today’s day and age, they also have to battle against the computers disagreeing with them in their office.  There’s another subgroup of observers who rarely have their opinions heard on prospects: the players …

A Pair of Detroit Prep Stars Have Big League Dreams

Last Call Blog /

The June amateur draft always represents hope for both major league organizations and the budding players they draft. Since 1965, when Rick Monday was taken with the first pick by the Kansas City Athletics, the MLB amateur draft has always signaled the beginning of major league dreams for countless numbers of amateur players across the …