Clayton Kershaw was considered the top high school prospect available in the 2006 amateur draft. (Elsa / Getty Images)
With Max Scherzer costing a princely sum of $15.525 million a year, the Tigers might at least be thankful they are not budgeting for $215 million over seven years like the Dodgers are Clayton Kershaw.
Turns out, the Tigers had a shot at taking the Dodgers ace left-hander who was the top high school prospect available in the 2006 draft, according to Fox Baseball Insider Jon Morosi but opted for Andrew Miller from North Carolina with the No. 6 overall pick.
How did that work out?
Well, Miller was 5-5 with a 5.63 ERA for the Tigers over two seasons (2006-07) before being dealt to Miami in a trade that brought Miguel Cabrera to Detroit.
Miller is 24-33 with a 5.33 ERA in an eight-year career.
Meanwhile, Kershaw, 25, is a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner with a 2.60 career ERA and 1,206 strikeouts.