Thursday, June 7, 2012

MLB Draft: Four Tigers, Three Recruits Drafted

The 2012 MLB Draft is over. The list of Tigers and Tiger Recruits drafted is listed below. The signing deadline is July 13th, so we have more than a month before we'll be sure which players will sign to go pro and which will be at Mizzou this fall.

Here at we'll do our best to keep you up to date on their decisions.

Be sure to check out our overview of the new draft rules and the impact they may have on signing.

5th round: OF Blake Brown, Atlanta Braves:  According to reports, Brown has already signed with the Braves

20th round: SS Eric Garcia, Atlanta Braves:  According to reports, Garcian has already signed with the Braves

21st round: C Ben Turner, San Francsico Giants

27th round: LHP Blake Holovach, Seattle Mariners
Some Tigers were considered "on the bubble" to get drafted, but were not.  This list includes Seniors Jeff Emens, Conner Mach and Dusty Ross, plus Junior Dane Opel. 
2nd round: RHP Alec Rash, Philadelphia Phillies

5th round, OF Bralin Jackson, Tampa Bay Rays

13th round, LHP Hunter Haynes, Kansas City Royals
Myles Smith was drafted in the 16th round by the New York Mets

James Hudelson was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 28th round

Mexico's Haynes drafted in 13th round by Royals (Columbia Tribune)
Haynes is meeting with MU coaches today to discuss his future.

He said that the Royals would like to fly him out Saturday and get him set up with their Rookie League team in Arizona.

"Getting started would be nice, but you also need time to figure things out," Haynes said. "It will all be based on my talk with Mizzou."

Royals keep focus on pitching on Draft Day 2 (
Haynes is from Mexico, Mo., about a two-hour drive from Kauffman Stadium.

"He happened to come out here for our pre-Draft workout. And our area scout, Scott Melvin, and cross-checker, Blake Davis, they did a great job with him. They got in and saw him early and then they backed off. They didn't want to draw attention to possibly going to see him," Goldberg said. "Got to meet the family, great family. He's a guy who we think is a projection lefty, real athletic, great attitude, great personality. He was real excited when we called him and told him that we were selecting him. We're kind of thrilled to have a young, upside lefty."

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