Yes, the Tigers have only had the No. 1 overall draft pick one time prior to Monday night.
But, did you know, eight No. 1 overall picks — out of 52 who've ever been selected with the top slot — have played for the Tigers at some point, mostly in brief and amazingly forgettable stints.
Here's a quick look at the eight.
David Price, 2014-15
The No. 1 overall pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2007, he came to the Tigers in a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline in 2014. (Austin Jackson went to the Mariners, Willy Adames and Drew Smyly went to the Rays.) Price, the lefty ace, was solid in 2014, though the Tigers were swept out of the playoffs by the Orioles that year. Price was much better the following year, when the Tigers dealt him away to the Blue Jays for Matt Boyd and Daniel Norris.
With Tigers: 13-8, 2.90 ERA, 1.122 WHIP
Justin Upton, 2016-17
The No. 1 overall pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005, he was well-traveled before he came to Detroit, with stops in Arizona, Atlanta and San Diego before the Tigers — in one of late owner Mike Ilitch's final big splashes — signed the slugging outfielder to a six-year, $132.75-million contract prior to the 2016 season. He struggled mightily that first season in Detroit, but got it together, big-time, in 2017, before the Tigers dealt him to the Angels for two minor-league pitchers.
With Tigers: .260/.333/.500, 59 home runs, 181 RBIs
Delmon Young, 2011-12
The No. 1 overall pick by the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2003, he played two seasons with Tampa Bay and a little over three with Minnesota before he was acquired in an August 2011 trade. The Twins were in town then, so Young just switched dugouts. He was surly, and his outfield defense was a disaster, but Young had a monster ALDS against the Yankees in 2011, with three home runs as the Tigers won the series. The Tigers granted him free-agency following the 2012 season.
With Tigers: .268/.296/.422, 26 home runs, 106 RBIs
Matt Anderson, 1998-2003
The only other time before Monday when the Tigers had the No. 1 overall pick, in 1997. They spent it on the flame-thrower from Rice University, and he was in the big leagues the following year, touching triple-digits in a solid rookie season. But, while he did save 22 games in 2001, he never was able to put together a season anywhere close to his first, and a pulled-muscle injury in 2002 (allegedly from throwing an octopus), essentially, ended his career in Detroit.
With Tigers: 15-7, 4.89 ERA, 1.524 WHIP, 26 saves
Phil Nevin, 1995-97
Nevin actually was a third-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1989, but didn't sign and instead attended Cal State-Fullerton. The move paid off when, three years later, he was No. 1 overall by the Houston Astros. He went on to a 12-year major-league career, but only one a matter of weeks was with Houston, which shipped the slugger to Detroit in 1995 as the player-to-named in the trade for reliever Mike Henneman. The Tigers traded him two years later to the Angels.
With Tigers: .246/.317/.428, 19 home runs, 66 RBIs
Tim Belcher, 1994
The No. 1 overall pick by the Minnesota Twins in 1983, he didn't sign, and instead was taken the following January in the secondary draft, also No. 1, by the New York Yankees. They lost him to the Oakland A's as a free-agent compensation pick. That's quite a transaction history before he debuted in 1987 with the Dodgers, with whom the right-hander had some solid years. His one season with the Tigers, though, was an absolute disaster. He lost 15 games in a strike-shortened year.
With Tigers: 7-15, 5.89 ERA, 1.667 WHIP
Mike Moore, 1993-95
Another two-time high draft pick, as a third-round pick by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1978 and the No. 1 overall pick three years later by the Seattle Mariners, after a collegiate career at Oral Roberts. The right-hander had some good seasons early in his career, like 1985 with the Mariners and 1989 with the eventual World Series-champion A's. But Moore appeared quite washed up by the time he signed a three-year, $10-million contract with the Tigers. He retired following a horrific 1995 season.
With Tigers: 29-34, 5.90 ERA, 1.606 WHIP
Mike Ivie, 1982-83
Probably the most-obscure name on this list, he was the No. 1 overall pick by the San Diego Padres in 1970. He was drafted out of high school, yet already was in the major leagues a year later. He played for the Padres, Giants and Astros, before the Tigers signed him as a free agent in May 1982. He had 14 homers in 80 games as a DH that first season with Detroit, but he couldn't get it going early in 1983, and the Tigers released him that May. He then retired.
With Tigers: .229/.291/.429, 14 home runs, 45 RBIs