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Connecticut Tigers finalize roster with 15 members of 2015 Tigers draft class

Tennessee outfielder Christin Stewart and Michigan State University outfielder Cam Gibson are among the latest additions to join Detroit's New York-Penn League affiliate.

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With the popping flash bulbs of Draft Day behind them, members of the Detroit Tigers 2015 draft class are buckling in for the rollercoaster that is minor league baseball. The Connecticut Tigers, Detroit's affiliate in the short-season New York-Penn League, are preparing to welcome 15 members of the draft class to Norwich, Connecticut to begin the next phase of their journey through the organization.

The newest additions include:

  • P Taylor Alexander - 2nd round selection out of TCU
  • P Drew Smith - 3rd round selection out of Dallas Baptist
  • P Matt Hall - 6th round selection out of Missouri State
  • P Dominic Moreno - 8th round selection out of Texas Tech
  • P Trey Teakell - 9th round selection out of TCU
  • P Jacob Shull - 11th round selection out of Fresno State
  • P Taylor Hicks - 26th round selection out of Georgia
  • OF Christin Stewart - 1st round selection out of Tennessee
  • OF Cam Gibson - 5th round selection out of Michigan State University
  • 3B Josh Lester - 13th round selection out of Missouri
  • SS Keaton Jones - 15th round selection out of TCU
  • RF Joseph Havrilak - 18th round selection out of Akron
  • 1B Tanner Donnels - 21st round selection out of Loyola Marymount
  • 2B Patrick Mackenzie - 28th round selection out of Central Michigan
  • C Tyler Servais - 27th round selection out of Princeton

Cam Gibson, son of Tigers legend Kirk Gibson, wasn't the only face to show that Detroit likes to keep history within the family. Ryan Castellanos, younger brother to current Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was also signed on with the organization in the 25th round.

Beginning their regular season schedule on June 19, the Connecticut Tigers maintain a 76-game regimen to groom the freshest talent to enter Detroit's organization. Connecticut is currently in a tie for third place in the New York - Penn League Stedler Division with a record of 4-6, four and a half games out of first place.