2016 Detroit Tigers First Year Player Draft Results

Manning, Matt.jpgThe 2016 First Year Player Draft wrapped up over the weekend with GM Al Avila following the Dave Dombrowski draft playbook pretty closely, by selecting power arms early and often.  The one noticeable difference was with Avila willing to shy away from taking a power arm out of college with the 1st round pick and went with Matt Manning, out of Sheldon High school in Sacramento, CA.

Detroit went on  to select 4 more pitchers with their next 4 picks and selected 19 overall, including a few local kids.  It does seem as if they have an interest in any player name Dalton however.

The Tigers lost picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds with the signings of Jordan Zimmermann and Justin Upton, but their first round was protected based on how they finished last year in the standings.

Here’s how the draft went (Rd/Pick/Player/School/POS)

1/9. Matt Manning – Sheldon HS, RHP
4/115. Kyle Funkhouser – Louisville, RHP
5/145. Mark Ecker – Texas A&M, RHP
6/175. Bryan Garcia – Miami, RHP
7/205. Austin Sodders – University of Cal – Riverside, LHP
8/235. Jacob Robson – Mississippi St, OF
9/265. Daniel Pinero – Virginia, SS
10/295. Sam Machonis – Florida Southern, OF
11/325. Zachary Houston – Mississippi St, RHP
12/355. Daniel Woodrow – Creighton, OF
13/385. Braden Policelli – Towson, C
14/415. Austin Athmann – Minnesota, C
15/445. John Schreiber – Northwestern Ohio, RHP
16/475. Will Savage – Columbia, 2B
17/505. Brandyn Sittinger – Ashland, RHP
18/535. Niko Buentello – Auburn, 1B
19/565. Dustin Frailey – Cal St Bakersfield, OF
20/595. Clate Schmidt – Clemson, RHP
21/625. Joe Navihon – USC, RHP
22/655. Burris Warner – Marshall, RHP
23/685. Bryan TorresCarlos Beltran Baseball Academy, C
24/715. Evan Hill – Michigan, LHP
25/745. John Hayes – Wichita St, RHP
26/775. Colyn O’Connell – Florida Atlantic, RHP
27/805. Chad Sedio – Miami, SS
28/835. Alex Cunningham – Coastal Carolina, RHP
29/865. Hunter Swilling – Samford, 3B
30/895. Dalton Lundeen – Valparaiso, LHP
31/925. Dalton Brit – Liberty, SS
32/955. Connor O’Neil – Cal St. Northridge, RHP
33/985. Keegan Thompson – Auburn, RHP
34/1015. Geraldo Gonzalez – Puerto Rico BB Academy, SS
35/1045. Jacob White – Wakeland HS, C
36/1075. Drew Mendoza – Lake Minneola HS, 3B
37/1105. David Fleita – Maine South HS, 2B
38/1135. Josh Smith – Catholic HS, SS
39/1165. Garrett Milchin – The First Academy, RHP
40/1195. Dalton Feeney – Century HS, RHP

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