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MLB draft 2015: Tigers stick to similar script on day 3 of draft

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The Tigers rounded out the 2015 MLB draft with several more college players, including a few with local ties.

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The third and final day of the MLB draft is usually little more than a formality. Jokingly referred to as "Area Scout Day," day three of the draft provides little of the fanfare that the first night holds. Even prospect evaluators have trouble finding much information on the players selected. Players drafted this low don't often have long major league careers (if they even make it to The Show), though the occasional Ian Kinsler (17th round) or Rajai Davis (38th round) slips through the cracks.

The Detroit Tigers stuck to the script they outlined on the first two days of the draft, selecting 21 college players in the 30 picks they made on Wednesday. They used draft picks on several local players, including pitcher Cam Vieaux and first baseman Blaise Slater from Michigan State, and Central Michigan's Patrick Mackenzie. The Tigers also used their 25th round pick on right-handed pitcher Ryan Castellanos, the younger brother of current third baseman Nick Castellanos.

The Tigers only used nine draft picks on high school players on Wednesday, bringing their total to 11 high schoolers out of the 41 selections they made this year. They drafted left-handed pitcher Grant Wolfram -- a product of Hamilton High School near Holland, Michigan -- in the 17th round, then did not take another high schooler for 12 more rounds. Their next prep pick, outfielder Dayton Dugas, has already decided to honor his commitment to Wichita State University.

Overall, this approach is very similar to ones the Tigers have taken in recent years under vice president of amateur scouting David Chadd. They only drafted eight high schoolers in 2014, and seven of them came after the 30th round. In 2013, the Tigers did not take a high school player until the 23rd round. That pick? Left-handed pitcher Tyler Alexander, who the Tigers selected in the second round of this year's draft.

Tigers 2015 draft results
Round Player Position School
1 Beau Burrows RHP Weatherford High School (TX)
1 Christin Stewart OF Tennessee
2 Tyler Alexander LHP TCU
3 Drew Smith RHP Dallas Baptist
4 Kade Scivicque C LSU
5 Cam Gibson OF Michigan State
6 Matt Hall LHP Missouri State
7 Nicholas Shumpert SS Highlands Ranch High School (CO)
8 Dominic Moreno RHP Texas Tech
9 Trey Teakell RHP TCU
10 Cole Bauml CF Northern Kentucky
11 Jake Shull RHP Fresno State
12 Kyle Dowdy RHP Houston
13 Josh Lester 3B Missouri Columbia
14 A.J. Simcox SS Tennessee
15 Keaton Jones SS TCU
16 Alec Kisena RHP Edmonds Community College
17 Grant Wolfram LHP Hamilton High School (MI)
18 Joseph Havrilak RF Akron
19 Cam Vieaux LHP Michigan State
20 Logan Longwith RHP Tennessee Wesleyan
21 Tanner Donnels 1B Loyola Marymount
22 Toller Boardman LHP New Mexico
23 Ryan Milton RHP Southern Mississippi
24 Michael Vinson RHP Florida
25 Ryan Castellanos RHP Nova Southeastern
26 Taylor Hicks RHP Georgia
27 Tyler Servais C Princeton
28 Patrick Mackenzie 2B Central Michigan
29 Dayton Dugas OF Sam Houston High School (LA)
30 Cole McKay RHP Smithson Valley High School (TX)
31 Blaise Slater 1B Michigan State
32 Trey Dawson SS Hurricane High School (WV)
33 Nick Dalesandro C Joliet Catholic Academy (IL)
34 Andrew McWilliam RF San Diego Mesa
35 Connor Lungwitz RHP Maize High School (KS)
36 Daniel Pinero 3B Virginia
37 Andrew Naderer LHP Grand Canyon University
38 Bryant Harris CF Luella High School (GA)
39 Travis Howard RHP Marana High School (AZ)
40 Jackson Kowar RHP Charlotte Christian (NC)