To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

List of Detroit Tigers first-round draft picks

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A light-skinned man with a goatee and wearing a white baseball uniform looks over his left shoulder while holding his right hand inside his black baseball glove.
Justin Verlander (2004) is the only first-round pick of the Detroit Tigers to win the Rookie of the Year award.

The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Detroit, Michigan. They play in the American League Central division. Since the institution of MLB's Rule 4 Draft, the Tigers have selected 66 players in the first round. Officially known as the "First-Year Player Draft",[1] the Rule 4 Draft is MLB's primary mechanism for assigning players from high schools, colleges, and other amateur clubs to its franchises. The draft order is determined based on the previous season's standings, with the team possessing the worst record receiving the first pick.[1] In addition, teams which lost free agents in the previous off-season may be awarded compensatory or supplementary picks.[2]

Of the 66 players picked in the first round by Detroit, 32 have been pitchers, the most of any position; 25 of these were right-handed, while five were left-handed. Thirteen outfielders were selected, while five shortstops, five catchers, four third basemen, three first basemen, and two second baseman were taken as well.[3] One additional player, Lance Parrish (1974), was drafted as an infielder but ultimately spent the majority of his Major League career at catcher.[3][4] Thirteen of the players came from high schools or universities in the state of California, followed by Texas with ten players. The Tigers have also drafted five players from their home state of Michigan.[3]

Two of the Tigers' first-round picks have won championships with the franchise. Parrish and Kirk Gibson (1978) won a World Series title on the 1984 championship team.[4][5] Justin Verlander (2004) is the only first-round pick of the Tigers to win the Rookie of the Year Award, taking the honor in 2006.[6] Two Tigers first-round picks have won the Cy Young Award, both in the American League; Verlander won the award in 2011 with the Tigers and 2007 pick Rick Porcello won in 2016 with the Boston Red Sox.[7] None of their first-round picks have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Justin Verlander became the first player who was drafted in the 1st round of the draft to win the Most Valuable Player award while with the Tigers in the 2011 season. Gibson won the MVP award in his first year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1988.[5]

The Tigers have made ten selections in the supplemental round of the draft and have made the first overall selection three times (1997, 2018, and 2020).[3][8] They have also had eight compensatory picks since the institution of the First-Year Player Draft in 1965.[3] These additional picks are provided when a team loses a particularly valuable free agent in the previous off-season,[2][9][V] or, more recently, if a team fails to sign a draft pick from the previous year.[10] The Tigers failed to sign their 1966 first-round pick, Rick Konik, but they received no compensatory pick.[11]

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    102 911
    2 171
    6 969
    6 513
    4 089
  • Announcing the first 30 Picks of 2018 MLB Draft
  • Breaking down the Tigers' first two draft picks
  • Catch every pick of the 2018 MLB Draft
  • Tigers select Mize No. 1, A's take OF/QB Murray
  • John Smoltz on Tigers draft pick Alex Faedo



Year Each year links to an article about that year's Major League Baseball Draft.
Position Indicates the secondary/collegiate position at which the player was drafted, rather than the professional position the player may have gone on to play
Pick Indicates the number of the pick
* Player did not sign with the Tigers
§ Indicates a supplemental pick
'84 Player was a member of the Tigers' 1984 championship team


An older man standing in a baseball dugout wearing a grey uniform with "DETROIT" on the chest.
Gene Lamont (1965) was the Tigers' first ever selection in the First Year Player Draft.
A man, holding a baseball bat and ball in hand, prepares to hit the ball.
Jerry Manuel (1972) was one of twelve players taken by the Tigers in the first round from California.
A man in a baseball uniform kneels looking in at the field.
Kirk Gibson (1978) won a World Series with the Tigers in 1984.
A white man in a black baseball cap and a black long-sleeved shirt with a white baseball jersey over it extends his right hand.
Seth Greisinger (1996) was one of six straight right-handed pitchers taken by the Tigers in the first round from 1994 to 1998.
A dark skinned man in a baseball uniform and batting helmet bites his lower lip while holding a baseball bat in a right-handed batting stance.
Cameron Maybin (2005) was one of three first-round draft picks of the Tigers taken from North Carolina from 2003 to 2006.
A man in a baseball uniform holds a baseball cap over his chest with his right hand.
Rick Porcello was taken with the 27th pick of the 2007 draft, the deepest first-round non-compensatory selection the Tigers have ever made.
Year Name Position School (Location) Pick Ref
1965 Gene Lamont Catcher Hiawatha High School
(Kirkland, Illinois)
13 [12]
1966 Rick Konik* First baseman St. Andrews High School
(Detroit, Michigan)
14 [13]
1967 Jim Foor Left-handed pitcher McCluer High School
(Florissant, Missouri)
15 [14]
1968 Robert Robinson Outfielder Thomas Dale High School
(Chester, Virginia)
18 [15]
1969 John Young First baseman Enterprise High School
(Redding, California)
19 [16]
1970 Terry Mappin Catcher Durrett High School
(Louisville, Kentucky)
20 [17]
1971 Tom Veryzer Shortstop Islip High School
(Islip, New York)
11 [18]
1972 Jerry Manuel Shortstop Cordova High School
(Rancho Cordova, California)
20 [19]
1973 Charles Bates Third baseman California State University, Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, California)
19 [20]
1974 Lance Parrish'84 Infielder Walnut High School
(Walnut, California)
16 [21]
1975 Les Filkins Outfielder George Washington High School
(Chicago, Illinois)
3 [22]
1976 Pat Underwood Left-handed pitcher Kokomo High School
(Kokomo, Indiana)
2 [23]
1977 Kevin Richards Right-handed pitcher Roosevelt High School
(Wyandotte, Michigan)
5 [24]
1978 Kirk Gibson'84 Outfielder Michigan State University
(East Lansing, Michigan)
12 [25]
1979 Rick Leach Outfielder University of Michigan
(Ann Arbor, Michigan)
13 [26]
1979 Chris Baker Outfielder Livonia Franklin High School
(Dearborn Heights, Michigan)
23[a] [26]
1980 Glenn Wilson Third baseman Sam Houston State University
(Huntsville, Texas)
18 [27]
1981 Ricky Barlow Right-handed pitcher Woodville High School
(Woodville, Texas)
17 [28]
1982 Rich Monteleone Right-handed pitcher Tampa Catholic High School
(Tampa, Florida)
20 [29]
1983 Wayne Dotson Right-handed pitcher Estacado High School
(Lubbock, Texas)
15 [30]
1984 no first-round pick[b] [3]
1985 Randy Nosek Right-handed pitcher Chillicothe High School
(Chillicothe, Missouri)
26 [31]
1986 Phil Clark Catcher Crockett High School
(Crockett, Texas)
18 [32]
1987 Bill Henderson Catcher Westminster Christian High School
(Miami, Florida)
20[c] [33]
1987 Steve Pegues Outfielder Pontotoc High School
(Pontotoc, Mississippi)
21 [33]
1987 Travis Fryman Shortstop Gonzalez Tate High School
(Pensacola, Florida)
30§[d] [33]
1988 Rico Brogna First baseman Watertown High School
(Watertown, Connecticut)
26 [34]
1989 Greg Gohr Right-handed pitcher Santa Clara University
(Santa Clara, California)
21 [35]
1990 Tony Clark Outfielder Christian High School
(El Cajon, California)
2 [36]
1991 Justin Thompson Left-handed pitcher Klein Oak High School
(Spring, Texas)
32§[e] [37]
1991 Trever Miller Left-handed pitcher Trinity High School
(St. Matthews, Kentucky)
41§[f] [37]
1992 Rick Greene Right-handed pitcher Louisiana State University
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
16 [38]
1993 Matt Brunson Shortstop Cherry Creek High School
(Englewood, Colorado)
9 [39]
1994 Cade Gaspar Right-handed pitcher Pepperdine University
(Malibu, California)
18 [40]
1995 Mike Drumright Right-handed pitcher Wichita State University
(Wichita, Kansas)
11 [41]
1996 Seth Greisinger Right-handed pitcher University of Virginia
(Charlottesville, Virginia)
6 [42]
1997 Matt Anderson Right-handed pitcher Rice University
(Houston, Texas)
1 [43]
1998 Jeff Weaver Right-handed pitcher California State University, Fresno
(Fresno, California)
14 [44]
1998 Nate Cornejo Right-handed pitcher Wellington High School
(Wellington, Kansas)
34§[g] [44]
1999 Eric Munson Catcher University of Southern California
(Los Angeles, California)
3 [45]
2000 Matthew Wheatland Right-handed pitcher Rancho Bernardo High School
(San Diego, California)
8 [46]
2001 Kenny Baugh Right-handed pitcher Rice University
(Houston, Texas)
11 [47]
2001 Mike Woods Second baseman Southern University
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
32§[h] [47]
2002 Scott Moore Shortstop Cypress High School
(Cypress, California)
8 [48]
2003 Kyle Sleeth Right-handed pitcher Wake Forest University
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
21 [49]
2004 Justin Verlander Right-handed pitcher Old Dominion University
(Norfolk, Virginia)
2 [50]
2005 Cameron Maybin Outfielder T.C. Roberson High School
(Arden, North Carolina)
10 [51]
2006 Andrew Miller Left-handed pitcher University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
6 [52]
2007 Rick Porcello Right-handed pitcher Seton Hall Prep High School
(West Orange, New Jersey)
27 [53]
2007 Brandon Hamilton Outfielder Stanhope Elmore High School
(Millbrook, Alabama)
60§[i] [53]
2008 Ryan Perry Right-handed pitcher University of Arizona
(Tucson, Arizona)
21 [54]
2009 Jacob Turner Right-handed pitcher Westminster Christian Academy
(St. Louis, Missouri)
9 [55]
2010 Nick Castellanos Third baseman Archbishop McCarthy High School
(Southwest Ranches, Florida)
44§[j] [56]
2010 Chance Ruffin Right-handed pitcher The University of Texas at Austin
(Austin, Texas)
48§[l] [56]
2011 no first-round pick[m] [3]
2012 no first-round pick[n] [3]
2013 Jonathon Crawford Right-handed pitcher University of Florida
(Gainesville, Florida)
20 [57]
2013 Corey Knebel Right-handed pitcher University of Texas at Austin
(Austin, Texas)
39§[o] [57]
2014 Derek Hill Outfielder Elk Grove High School
(Elk Grove, California)
23 [58]
2015 Beau Burrows Right-handed pitcher Weatherford High School
(Weatherford, Texas)
22 [59]
2015 Christin Stewart Outfielder University of Tennessee
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
34§[p] [59]
2016 Matt Manning Right-handed pitcher Sheldon High School
(Sacramento, California)
9 [60]
2017 Alex Faedo Right-handed pitcher University of Florida
(Tampa, Florida)
18 [61]
2018 Casey Mize Right-handed pitcher Auburn University
(Auburn, Alabama)
1 [62]
2019 Riley Greene Outfielder Hagerty High School
(Oviedo, Florida)
5 [63]
2020 Spencer Torkelson Third baseman Arizona State
(Tempe, Arizona)
1 [64]
2021 Jackson Jobe Right-handed pitcher Heritage Hall School
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
3 [65]
2022 Jace Jung Second baseman Texas Tech
(Lubbock, Texas)
12 [66]
2023 Max Clark Outfielder Franklin Community High School
(Franklin, Indiana)
3 [67]

See also


  • V Through the 2012 draft, free agents were evaluated by the Elias Sports Bureau and rated "Type A", "Type B", or not compensation-eligible. If a team offered arbitration to a player but that player refused and subsequently signed with another team, the original team was able to receive additional draft picks. If a "Type A" free agent left in this way, his previous team received a supplemental pick and a compensatory pick from the team with which he signed. If a "Type B" free agent left in this way, his previous team received only a supplemental pick.[10] Since the 2013 draft, free agents are no longer classified by type; instead, compensatory picks are only awarded if the team offered its free agent a contract worth at least the average of the 125 current richest MLB contracts.[68] However, if the free agent's last team acquired the player in a trade during the last year of his contract, it is ineligible to receive compensatory picks for that player.[69]
  • a The Tigers gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1979 from the Milwaukee Brewers as compensation for losing free agent Jim Slaton.[26]
  • b The Tigers lost their first-round pick in 1984 to the San Francisco Giants as compensation for signing free agent Darrell Evans.[70]
  • c The Tigers gained a compensatory first-round pick in 1987 from the Philadelphia Phillies for losing free agent Lance Parrish.[33]
  • d The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1987 for losing free agent Lance Parrish.[33]
  • e The Tigers lost their initial first-round pick in 1991 to the Milwaukee Brewers for signing free agent Rob Deer and gained a supplemental first-round pick for losing free agent Jack Morris.[37]
  • f The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1991 for losing free agent Mike Heath.[37]
  • g The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 1998 for losing free agent Willie Blair.[44]
  • h The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2001 for losing free agent Juan González.[47]
  • i The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2007 for losing free agent Jamie Walker.[53]
  • j The Tigers lost their initial first-round pick in 2010 to the Houston Astros for signing free agent José Valverde and gained a supplemental first-round pick for losing free agent Brandon Lyon.[56]
  • k The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2010 for losing free agent Iván Rodríguez.[56]
  • l The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2010 for losing free agent Fernando Rodney.[56]
  • m The Tigers lost their first-round pick in 2011 to the Boston Red Sox as compensation for signing free agent Víctor Martínez.[71]
  • n The Tigers lost their first-round pick in 2012 to the Milwaukee Brewers as compensation for signing free agent Prince Fielder.[72]
  • o The Marlins gained an extra first-round pick in 2013 as a result of the 2012 Competitive Balance Lottery[73] and the Tigers traded for that pick. [74]
  • p The Tigers gained a supplemental first-round pick in 2015 for losing free agent Max Scherzer.[59]


General references
  • "MLB First Round Draft Picks". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  • "Detroit Tigers 1st Round Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
In-text citations
  1. ^ a b "First-Year Player Draft Rules". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  2. ^ a b McCalvy, Adam. "Brewers offer three arbitration". Milwaukee Brewers. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Amateur Draft: Detroit Tigers 1st Round Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Lance Parrish Statistics and History". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Kirk Gibson Statistics and History". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  6. ^ "Justin Verlander Statistics and History". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  7. ^ "MLB Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "Amateur Draft: First overall picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  9. ^ "First-Year Player Draft FAQ". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  10. ^ a b "MLB, MLBPA reach five-year labor accord". : Players Association. October 24, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  11. ^ "First-Year Player Draft Draft Report: 1960s". Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  12. ^ "1st Round of the 1965 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  13. ^ "1st Round of the 1966 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  14. ^ "1st Round of the 1967 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  15. ^ "1st Round of the 1968 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  16. ^ "1st Round of the 1969 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  17. ^ "1st Round of the 1970 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  18. ^ "1st Round of the 1971 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  19. ^ "1st Round of the 1972 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  20. ^ "1st Round of the 1973 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  21. ^ "1st Round of the 1974 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  22. ^ "1st Round of the 1975 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  23. ^ "1st Round of the 1976 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  24. ^ "1st Round of the 1977 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  25. ^ "1st Round of the 1978 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  26. ^ a b c "1st Round of the 1979 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  27. ^ "1st Round of the 1980 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  28. ^ "1st Round of the 1981 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  29. ^ "1st Round of the 1982 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  30. ^ "1st Round of the 1983 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  31. ^ "1st Round of the 1985 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  32. ^ "1st Round of the 1986 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  33. ^ a b c d e "1st Round of the 1987 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  34. ^ "1st Round of the 1988 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  35. ^ "1st Round of the 1989 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  36. ^ "1st Round of the 1990 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  37. ^ a b c d "1st Round of the 1991 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  38. ^ "1st Round of the 1992 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  39. ^ "1st Round of the 1993 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  40. ^ "1st Round of the 1994 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  41. ^ "1st Round of the 1995 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  42. ^ "1st Round of the 1996 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  43. ^ "1st Round of the 1997 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  44. ^ a b c "1st Round of the 1998 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  45. ^ "1st Round of the 1999 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  46. ^ "1st Round of the 2000 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  47. ^ a b c "1st Round of the 2001 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  48. ^ "1st Round of the 2002 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  49. ^ "1st Round of the 2003 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  50. ^ "1st Round of the 2004 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  51. ^ "1st Round of the 2005 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  52. ^ "1st Round of the 2006 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  53. ^ a b c "1st Round of the 2007 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  54. ^ "1st Round of the 2008 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  55. ^ "1st Round of the 2009 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  56. ^ a b c d e "1st Round of the 2010 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  57. ^ a b "1st Round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 8, 2013.
  58. ^ "1st Round of the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  59. ^ a b c "1st Round of the 2015 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  60. ^ "1st Round of the 2016 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  61. ^ "1st Round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  62. ^ "1st Round of the 2018 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  63. ^ "1st Round of the 2019 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 3, 2019.
  64. ^ "1st Round of the 2020 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  65. ^ "1st Round of the 2021 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  66. ^ "1st Round of the 2022 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  67. ^ "1st Round of the 2023 MLB June Amateur Draft". Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  68. ^ "MLB players, owners sign agreement". November 23, 2011. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  69. ^ Stark, Jayson (November 22, 2011). "How the new CBA changes baseball". Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  70. ^ "1st Round of the 1984 June Draft". Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  71. ^ "1st Round of the 2011 June Draft". Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  72. ^ "1st Round of the 2012 June Draft". Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  73. ^ Nicholson-Smith, Ben (July 18, 2012). "Competitive Balance Lottery Results". Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  74. ^ "Tigers deal for 2 Marlins". ESPN. Associated Press. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2021.

This page was last edited on 10 September 2023, at 20:17
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.