All-Time Detroit Tigers Draft

All-Time Detroit Tigers Draft

This article is part of our MLB Observations series.

Jeff Erickson and I decided to have a zero-prep, impromptu Detroit Tigers draft with our Tigers-fan SXM guest, Paul Sporer. This was a seminal event in our lives, and the importance of these results cannot be overstated, particularly Paul waiting too long – and missing out – on his favorite player, Curtis Granderson:

1PaulTy Cobb
1LissJustin Verlander
1JeffAl Kaline
2JeffAlan Trammell
2LissHank Greenberg
2PaulMiguel Cabrera
3PaulCharlie Gehringer
3LissMickey Lolich
3JeffLou Whitaker
4JeffMax Scherzer
4LissHal Newhouser
4PaulWillie Hernandez
5PaulNorm Cash
5LissDenny McLain
5JeffHarry Heilmann
6JeffSam Crawford
6LissJack Morris
6PaulDizzy Trout
7PaulMickey Tettleton
7LissKirk Gibson
7JeffTommy Bridges
8JeffJohn Hiller
8LissRocky Colavito
8PaulJ.D. Martinez
9PaulFrank Lary
9LissHeinie Manush
9JeffGeorge Kell
10JeffVirgil Trucks
10LissDarrell Evans
10PaulRay Boone
11PaulGeorge Mullin
11LissCurtis Granderson
11JeffChet Lemon
12JeffLance Parrish
12LissIan Kinsler
12PaulCarlos Guillen
13PaulHarry Coveleski
13LissMickey Cochrane
13JeffCecil Fielder
14JeffSchoolboy Rowe
14LissJim Bunning
14PaulWillie Horton
15PaulRick Porcello
15LissJose Iglesias
15JeffDan Petry

As you can see, I went heavy on the pitching, as I felt it was thin, and there would be decent hitters later in the draft. 

Here are the final rosters:

CMickey TettletonMickey CochraneLance Parrish
1BMiguel CabreraHank GreenbergSam Crawford
3BRay BooneDarrell EvansGeorge Kell
2BCharlie GehringerIan KinslerLou Whitaker
SSCarlos GuillenJose IglesiasAlan Trammell
OF1Ty CobbKirk GibsonAl Kaline
OF2J.D. MartinezRocky ColavitoHarry Heilmann
OF3Willie HortonCurtis GrandersonChet Lemon
DHNorm CashHeinie ManushCecil Fielder
P1Dizzy TroutJustin VerlanderMax Scherzer
P2Frank LaryMickey LolichTommy Bridges
P3George MullinHal NewhouserVirgil Trucks
P4Harry CoveleskiDenny McLainSchoolboy Rowe
P5Rick PorcelloJack MorrisDan Petry
P6Willie HernandezJim BunningJohn Hiller

As usual in these exercises, Erickson's team would be lucky to have a .500 season. 

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