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Detroit Tigers are expected to select Spencer Torkelson of Arizona State with the first overall selection in the MLB Draft

While there is some serious doubt that there will be a Major League Baseball season in 2020, the league is still set to hold their annual draft today.

For the second time in three years, the Detroit Tigers will make the first selection of the draft.

All signs are pointing to the team selecting Arizona State University first baseman Spencer Torkelson.

In parts of three seasons at ASU, Torkelson hit 54 home runs in 129 games with a .337 batting average and a .463/.729/.1.192 OBP/SLG/OPS in the competitive PAC-12.

Torkelson would bring some much needed power to the Tigers organization. They have a trio of stud pitching prospects in Casey Mize, Matt Manning, and Tarik Skubal who are knocking on the door to the big leagues. Torkelson would join last years fifth overall selection, Riley Greene, as a young impact bat that the Tigers desperately need.

While the Tigers have been one of the worst teams in baseball the last few years, they definitely have seemed to hit on their early draft picks to this point. If Torkelson can replicate some of the hitting success he experienced in college, we could be seeing the young core of the Tigers rebuild showing up to contend within the next three seasons or so.

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