The Detroit Tigers' first selection Wednesday was pretty much a foregone conclusion. Their first selection Thursday holds a little more mystery.
The Tigers made the anticipated move with the No. 1 overall pick Wednesday night, selecting Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson with the hope, undoubtedly, he eventually will become the centerpiece in the heart of the Detroit order.
What did the Tigers do for an encore? They used all five of their Day 2 selections on position players and bats.
Check out a complete list of every pick from Rounds 2-5 of the MLB draft below.
38. Detroit Tigers: Dillon Dingler, C, Ohio State
The Tigers opted for another college bat with their first pick in the second round. Dingler is an athletic defender who has ideal size (6-foot-3, 222 pounds) and a strong throwing arm. He also has solid power at the plate. He hit .291 as a sophomore and had a .340/.404/.760 slash line in 13 games this year. Dingler was projected by some to be a first-round pick and was ranked No. 24 on MLB Pipeline’s list of top draft prospects.
39. Baltimore Orioles: Hudson Haskin, OF, Tulane
40. Miami Marlins: Daxton Fulton, LHP, Mustang (Okla.) High
41. Kansas City Royals: Ben Hernandez, RHP, De La Salle Institute (Ill.)
42. Toronto Blue Jays: C.J. Van Eyk, RHP, Florida State
43. Seattle Mariners: Zach DeLoach, OF, Texas A&M
44. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Jones, RHP, La Mirada (Calif.) High
45. San Diego Padres: Owen Caissie, OF, Notre Dame Catholic (Ontario)
Caissie, a University of Michigan commit, is one of the top prep players in Canada. He has legit pop as a left-handed hitter and can drive the ball to all fields. He can also cover a lot of ground in the outfield. Caissie, 17, was ranked the No. 75 draft prospect by MLB Pipeline.
46. Colorado Rockies: Chris McMahon, RHP, Miami
47. Chicago White Sox: Jared Kelley, RHP, Refugio (Texas) High
48. Cincinnati Reds: Christian Roa, RHP, Texas A&M
49. San Francisco Giants: Casey Schmitt, 3B, San Diego State
50. Texas Rangers: Evan Carter, OF, Elizabethton (Tenn.) High
51. Chicago Cubs: Burl Carraway, LHP, Dallas Baptist
52. New York Mets: J.T. Ginn, RHP, Mississippi State
53. Milwaukee Brewers: Freddy Zamora, SS, Miami
54. St. Louis Cardinals: Masyn Winn, SS, Kingwood (Texas) High
55. Washington Nationals: Cole Henry, RHP, LSU
56. Cleveland Indians: Logan Allen, LHP, Florida International
57. Tampa Bay Rays: Ian Seymour, LHP, Virginia Tech
58. Oakland Athletics: Jeff Criswell, RHP, Michigan
The Portage Central grad dominated as a reliever as a freshman before moving into the starting rotation as a sophomore. He played a vital role in the Wolverines reaching the College World Series in 2019 as a bullpen weapon. Criswell posted a 10-4 record with a 2.88 ERA and 174 strikeouts in 162⅓ innings during his three years in Ann Arbor.
59. Minnesota Twins: Alerick Soularie, OF, Tennessee
60. Los Angeles Dodgers: Landon Knack, RHP, East Tennessee State
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61. Miami Marlins: Kyle Nicolas, RHP, Ball State
62. Detroit Tigers: Daniel Cabrera, OF, LSU
Detroit continued its run on college hitters by taking Cabrera, who was ranked the No. 38 draft prospect by MLB Pipeline. He was a steady and productive performer for the Tigers and is someone who can hit for average and power. He had a .305 batting average in 140 career games while whacking 33 doubles, smashing 22 home runs and driving in 116 runs. Cabrera also played both corner outfield spots during his time at LSU.
63. St. Louis Cardinals: Tink Hence, RHP, Watson Chapel (Ark.) High
64. Seattle Mariners: Connor Phillips, RHP, McLennan C.C.
65. Cincinnati Reds: Jackson Miller, C, J.W. Michell (Fla.) High
66. Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Beeter, RHP, Texas Tech
67. San Francisco Giants: Nick Swiney, LHP, N.C. State
68. San Francisco Giants: Jimmy Glowenke, SS, Dallas Baptist
69. New York Mets: Isaiah Greene, OF, Corona (Calif.) Senior High
70. St. Louis Cardinals: Alec Burleson, 1B, East Carolina
71. Washington Nationals: Sammy Infante, SS, Monsignor Edward Pace (Fla.) High
72. Houston Astros: Alex Santos, RHP, Mount Saint Michael Academy (N.Y.)
73. Detroit Tigers: Trei Cruz, SS, Rice
Another pick, another college position player for the Tigers. A switch-hitter, Cruz had a .296/.406/.484 slash line with 16 home runs and 97 RBIs for his career. He played at both middle infield spots for the Owls, but his best fit might be at second base. Cruz also has quite the baseball pedigree considering his father, Jose Jr., grandfather Jose and great-uncles Hector and Tommy all played in the big leagues.
74. Baltimore Orioles: Anthony Servideo, SS, Ole Miss
75. Miami Marlins: Zach McCambley, RHP, Coastal Carolina
76. Kansas City Royals: Tyler Gentry, OF, Alabama
77. Toronto Blue Jays: Trent Palmer, RHP, Jacksonville University
78. Seattle Mariners: Kaden Polcovich, 2B, Oklahoma State
79. Pittsburgh Pirates: Nick Garcia, RHP, Chapman University
80. San Diego Padres: Cole Wilcox, RHP, Georgia
81. Colorado Rockies: Sam Weatherly, LHP, Clemson
82. Los Angeles Angels: David Calabrese, OF, St. Elizabeth Catholic (Ontario)
83. Chicago White Sox: Adisyn Coffey, RHP, Wabash Valley College
84. Cincinnati Reds: Bryce Bonnin, RHP, Texas Tech
85. San Francisco Giants: Kyle Harrison, LHP, De La Salle (Calif.) High
86. Texas Rangers: Tekoah Roby, RHP, Pine Forest (Fla.) High
87. Philadelphia Phillies: Casey Martin, SS, Arkansas
88. Chicago Cubs: Jordan Nwogu, OF, Michigan
The Ann Arbor native was a two-sport star at Pioneer and opted to pursue baseball over football in college. Nwogu was Michigan’s best offensive player during its run to the College World Series in 2019, finishing that year with a team-high .557 slugging average and .435 on-base percentage. He has good speed, is an aggressive base runner and is a reliable hitter who hit .334 with 20 home runs in 125 career games.
89. Boston Red Sox: Blaze Jordan, 3B, DeSoto Central (Miss.) High
90. Arizona Diamondbacks: Liam Norris, LHP, Green Hope (N.C.) High
91. New York Mets: Anthony Walters, SS, San Diego State
92. Milwaukee Brewers: Zavier Warren, C, Central Michigan
The Birmingham Groves product is a versatile utility player who played catcher, shortstop, third base and first base for the Chippewas. Not to mention he’s also a switch-hitter who hit .363 with a .498 on-base percentage and set a single-season program record with 22 doubles in 2019. He’s the first position player from Central Michigan to get taken in the first five rounds since 1980.
93. St. Louis Cardinals: Levi Prater, LHP, Oklahoma
94. Washington Nationals: Holden Powell, RHP, UCLA
95. Cleveland Indians: Petey Halpin, OF, Mira Costa (Calif.) High
96. Tampa Bay Rays: Hunter Barnhart, RHP, St. Joseph (Calif.) High
97. Atlanta Braves: Jesse Franklin, OF, Michigan
Franklin provided some pop in the middle of Michigan’s lineup his first two years before an injury sidelined him for the shortened 2020 season. He made an immediate impact as a freshman and led the Wolverines with 10 home runs and .588 slugging percentage. While his numbers dipped as a sophomore, he still was a power threat who produced a .287 batting average, 102 RBIs and 23 home runs in 115 career games.
98. Oakland Athletics: Michael Guldberg, OF, Georgia Tech
99. New York Yankees: Trevor Hauver, 2B, Arizona State
100. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jake Vogel, OF, Huntington Beach (Calif.) High
101. Houston Astros: Tyler Brown, RHP, Vanderbilt
102. Detroit Tigers: Gage Workman, 3B, Arizona State
After taking Spencer Torkelson in the first round, the Tigers grabbed another member of the Sun Devils’ loaded infield platoon. Workman was a starting infielder for two-plus years and played at short in the Cape Cod League last summer. He’s a strong switch-hitter who had 23 extra-base hits and a .528 slugging percentage in 2019, but he needs to do a better job of working counts (138 career strikeouts to 48 walks).
103. Baltimore Orioles: Coby Mayo, 3B, Stoneman Douglas (Fla.) High
104. Miami Marlins: Jake Eder, LHP, Vanderbilt
105. Kansas City Royals: Christian Chamberlain, LHP, Oregon State
106. Toronto Blue Jays: Nick Frasso, RHP, Loyola Marymount University
107. Seattle Mariners: Tyler Keenan, 3B, Ole Miss
108. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jack Hartman, RHP, Appalachian State
109. San Diego Padres: Levi Thomas, RHP, Troy University
110. Colorado Rockies: Case Williams, RHP, Douglas County (Colo.) High
111. Los Angeles Angels: Werner Blakely, SS, Detroit Edison
Blakely, an Auburn commit, hit .467 with 20 extra-base hits and 34 RBIs last season. He has plenty of potential and athleticism and is likely to stick at short. The hope is he’ll be able to refine his offensive game and continue to add strength to his 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame.
112. Chicago White Sox: Kade Mechals, RHP, Grand Canyon University
113. Cincinnati Reds: Mac Wainwright, OF, St. Edward (Ohio) High
114. San Francisco Giants: R.J. Dabovich, RHP, Arizona State
115. Texas Rangers: Dylan MacLean, LHP, Central Catholic (Ore.) High
116. Philadelphia Phillies: Carson Ragsdale, RHP, South Florida
117. Chicago Cubs: Luke Little, LHP, San Jacinto College North
118. Boston Red Sox: Jeremy Wu-Yelland, LHP, Hawaii
119. Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Vukovich, 3B, East Troy (Wis.) High
120. New York Mets: Matthew Dyer, C, Arizona
121. Milwaukee Brewers: Joey Wiemer, OF, Cincinnati
122. St. Louis Cardinals: Ian Bedell, RHP, Missouri
123. Washington Nationals: Brady Lindsly, C, Oklahoma
124. Cleveland Indians: Milan Tolentino, SS, Santa Margarita (Calif.) High
125. Tampa Bay Rays: Tanner Murray, SS, University of California-Davis
126. Atlanta Braves: Spencer Strider, RHP, Clemson
127. Oakland Athletics: Dane Acker, RHP, Oklahoma
128. Minnesota Twins: Marco Raya, RHP, United South (Texas) High
129. New York Yankees: Beck Way, RHP, Northwest Florida State
130. Los Angeles Dodgers: Carson Taylor, C, Virginia Tech
131. Houston Astros: Zach Daniels, OF, Tennessee
132. Detroit Tigers: Colt Keith, SS/3B, Biloxi (Miss.) High
With their final pick of the draft, the Tigers took their first prep player and used all their selections on position players. Keith, a left-handed hitter, earned Gatorade’s baseball player of the year award for the state of Mississippi last spring after batting .527 with eight home runs, 49 RBIs and a .659 on-base percentage. He's also a right-handed pitcher who posted a 6-0 record with five saves, a 1.47 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 38 innings in 2019. Keith is an Arizona State commit and was ranked the No. 87 draft prospect by MLB Pipeline.
133. Baltimore Orioles: Carter Baumler, RHP, Dowling Catholic (Iowa) High
134. Miami Marlins: Kyle Hurt, RHP, USC
135. Kansas City Royals: Will Klein, RHP, Eastern Illinois
136. Toronto Blue Jays: Zach Britton, OF, Louisville
137. Seattle Mariners: Taylor Dollard, RHP, Cal Poly
138. Pittsburgh Pirates: Logan Hofmann, RHP, Northwestern State
139. San Diego Padres: Jagger Haynes, LHP, West Columbus (N.C.) High
140. Colorado Rockies: Jack Blomgren, SS, Michigan
The fourth Wolverine selected in the draft, Blomgren was a three-year starter and was named to the College World Series All-Tournament team in 2019. He’s a sure-handed shortstop who has good instincts and range that help him reach grounders. At the plate, he’s a career .276 hitter who has limited power (18 doubles and five home runs in 460 at-bats).
141. Los Angeles Angels: Adam Seminaris, LHP, Long Beach State
142. Chicago White Sox: Bailey Horn, LHP, Auburn
143. Cincinnati Reds: Joe Boyle, RHP, Nortre Dame
144. San Francisco Giants: Ryan Murphy, RHP, Le Moyne College
145. Texas Rangers: Thomas Saggese, SS, Carlsbad (Calif.) High
146. Philadelphia Phillies: Baron Radcliff, OF, Georgia Tech
147. Chicago Cubs: Koen Moreno, RHP, Panther Creek (N.C.) High
148. Boston Red Sox: Shane Drohan, LHP, Florida State
149. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brandon Pfaadt, RHP, Bellarmine University
150. New York Mets: Eric Orze, RHP, University of New Orleans
151. Milwaukee Brewers: Hayden Cantrelle, SS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
152. St. Louis Cardinals: LJ Jones IV, OF, Long Beach State
153. Washington Nationals: Mitchell Parker, LHP, San Jacinto College North
154. Cleveland Indians: Mason Hickman, RHP, Vanderbilt
155. Tampa Bay Rays: Jeffrey Hakanson, RHP, Central Florida
156. Atlanta Braves: Bryce Elder, RHP, Texas
157. Oakland Athletics: Stevie Emanuels, RHP, Washington
158. Minnesota Twins: Kala’i Rosario, OF, Waiakea (Hawaii) High
159. Los Angeles Dodgers: Gavin Stone, RHP, Central Arkansas
160. Houston Astros: Shay Whitcomb, SS, UC San Diego