How the Tigers draft picks have fared thus far
Chris Robinson (3rd round - catcher): Started at Oneonta, putting up a .154/.200/.154 batting line in 4 games. Then moved up to West Michigan where he has a .138/.219/.270 hitting line in 7 games. Slow start at the plate so far.
Kevin Whelan (4th round - RHP): Started at Oneonta and has put up a 1-1 record with a 3.86 ERA in 7.0 innings, with 11 Ks to 4 walks and 2 hits allowed. Gotta like the K/IP ratio so far.
Clete Thomas (6th round - OF): Started at Oneonta and hit .386/.488/.529 in 18 games, earning a promotion to West Michigan.
PJ Finigan (7th round - RHP): Started at West Michigan and has a 0-0 record with a 1.69 ERA in 10.2 innings pitched, with 9 Ks and 2 walks and 10 hits allowed. Pretty good start with a great K/BB ratio.
Brendan Wise (8th round - RHP): Started with the GCL Tigers and has a 0-2 record with a 4.70 ERA in 7.2 innings with 3 Ks, 5 BBs, and 6 hits allowed
Kevin Ardoin (10th round - RHP): Started at West Michigan and has a 3-0 record with a 3.86 ERA in 14.2 innings with 16 Ks and 9 walks and 9 hits allowed. Too many walks, but a lot of Ks.
Anthony Claggett (11th round - RHP): Started at Oneonta and has a 0-0 record with a 0.00 ERA in 7.0 innings with 6 Ks, 3 BBs, and 7 hits allowed.
Matt Joyce (12th round - RF): Started at Oneonta and has hit .241/.323/.278 in 14 games.
Louis Ott (13th round - SS): Started with the GCL TIgers and has hit .219/.342/.250 in 10 games.
Casper Wells (14th round - RF): Started with the GCL Tigers and has hit .255/.417/.617 in 14 games.
Others of note:
Michael Holliman (16th round - SS): Started at Oneonta and has a .284/.375/.463 line in 18 games.
Augustin Guzman (19th round - SS): Started at GCL Tigers and has a .294/.435/.412 line in 6 games.
Schuyler Williamson (26th round - C): Started at Oneonta and has a .429/.500/.571 line in 8 games.
Loren Fraser (33rd round - RHP): Started at Oneonta and has a 2-0 record with a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched with 13 Ks, 1 BB, and 11 hits allowed.
Jeffrey Hahn (35th round - RHP): Started at Oneonta and has a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA in 7.1 innings with 6 Ks, 1 BB, and 6 hits allowed.
For reference purposes, the Tigers minor league teams are as follows:
Lakeland (advanced A)
West Michigan (low A)
Oneonta (short season league)
Gulf Coast League Tigers (rookie league)
I'm quite pleased with the hot start by Clete Thomas as he could develop into a nice all around outfielder within a year or two. I hope Larish and Maybin sign relatively soon as they are both outstanding prospects at positions of need in the organization.