20. Kade Scivicque, C, age 22, 6-0, 225: The Tigers have done a neat job during the past decade drafting that most difficult of prospects to seize, catchers. They either have landed jobs in Detroit (Alex Avila, Bryan Holaday, James McCann), or they’ve been dealt for reasonable returns (Curt Casali, Rob Brantly, etc.). They probably got another poker chip of meaningful value in Scivicque, an LSU alum and right-handed batter, who after signing last season (fourth round), batted .406 at Single-A Connecticut before cooling down at West Michigan. He’s more of a hitter, perhaps, than a gifted defender. But the Tigers know a catcher’s value and plan on Scivicque at least offering important options.
Gerald Herbert, AP