Well that took bloody forever, didn’t it?
Day one of the 2019 MLB draft is finally in the books, and no the Tigers didn’t draft a hard-throwing right-hander. 1B Andrew Vaughn didn’t fall to the Tigers, but OF Riley Greene is a nice prospect to add to the mix and immediately becomes the best bat in the farm system.
There weren’t too many early surprises overall, but the Tigers offered a minor one in the second, selecting 3B Nick Quintana from the University of Arizona. Quintana had a monster junior season though struggles in the Cape Cod League last year continued to keep expectations a little short of first round talent.
Brandon Day, co-host of the BYB Podcast looks over the opening day of the draft. We’ll discuss the Tigers picks, make the best player available argument, and caution against any hasty assessments of what look like a quality pair of prospects for the Tigers in the first two rounds.
Intro: “Motor City 2” - J. Dilla