Major League Baseball completed its five-round draft Thursday. The spread of the novel coronavirus required the draft to be held virtually instead of in Omaha, Nebraska alongside the College World Series. The owners' desire to slash costs, meanwhile, led to the draft being shortened from 40 rounds to five.
The Detroit Tigers held the No. 1 selection in 2020 and used it on Arizona State's Spencer Torkelson. He was the No. 2 prospect on R.J. Anderson's board. The Tigers also added Ohio State catcher Dillon Dingler in the second round and LSU outfielder Daniel Cabrera with the 62nd overall pick.
The CBS Sports MLB staff graded the Tigers with an A for their class. Here's what we wrote:
The Tigers held the No. 1 pick and they locked themselves into an A when they used it on Torkelson, a future middle-of-the-order anchor. They then added a very good all-around catcher in second rounder Dillon Dingler, a consistent college performer in outfielder Daniel Cabrera in Competitive Balance Round B, and they flat out stole Arizona State infielder Gage Workman in the fourth round. Workman was seen as a possible first-round pick coming into the season. Torkelson was arguably the best player in the draft and Detroit added three other late first round/early second round talents in Cabrera, Dingler, and Workman. Great, great draft for the Tigers.
Below you'll find a full list for the Detroit Tigers draft class.
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