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An in-depth look at Tigers' top 10 draft picks

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

The Tigers went heavy on college athletes in their first 10 picks in the 2017 Major League Draft. They also, apparently, went heavy on high-character kids. The Detroit News' Tony Paul talked with each of the top picks for a series of in-depth profiles, not just their life on the field, but away from it, as well.

Slugger Reynaldo Rivera was the Tigers' second-round pick, after big performances in the Florida state tournament in Lakeland, Fla., as well as the JUCO World Series.

Nine of the top 10 picks have signed and begun their professional careers, with first-rounder Alex Faedo in Detroit on Monday to start negotiations on his contract.

Below, you'll find each of the draft profiles.

* First round:Humble Alex Faedo keeps focus on World Series-champion Gators

* Second round:JUCO slugger Reynaldo Rivera's 'impact' too much to pass up

* Third round:Tigers see Joey Morgan as a 'can't-miss' major-league catcher

* Fourth round:JUCO pitcher Gio Arriera emerges seemingly out of nowhere

* Fifth round:High-school catcher Sam McMillan knows late Dad would be proud

* Sixth round:Single mother's many sacrifices led Dane Myers to the Tigers

* Seventh round:Brad Bass wants to start, after successful relief career at ND

* Eighth round:After being booted off college team, Max Green gets new lease on life

* Ninth round:Outfielder Luke Burch makes big leap, from Division II to MLB Draft

* 10th round:Tigers get a good read on Garrett McCain, a studious outfielder