Just a few things from the MLB draft today, because it's the offseason! Hooray offseason!
The Tiger's drafted twice today, both supplemental round picks, and got Nick Castellanos, a 3B out of a Florida HS, and Chance Ruffin, RHP out of Texas.
I actually told a friend, who posts here, that the Tiger's would have to draft Castellanos if he fell. He's a HS SS who is probably too big to continue at the position, but should have an above average bat and has a lot of power potential if he can fill out his frame. I love the pick, I love it like Mariah Carey loves cocaine.
Ruffin is a relief pitcher out of Texas, but there is a chance he could transition into a starter down the road. I'm a little surprised he was the pick, Dombrowski and Chadd are always picking power arms, and Ruffin doens't fit that profile. Low to mid 90's fastball, with decent change up and breaking ball. Good control and make-up, as well as being the son of a former MLB player and having a truly great baseball name.
In less Tiger's related draft news, Ryan Lamarre has not been drafted yet, but it seems like he should go sometime soon, hopefully he doesn't fall like Putnam did. In what might be good or bad news, Alex Wimmers was drafted by the Twins, so all Tiger's/Wolverines fans get to continue hating him, and you can still use the voodoo doll with one strand of his hair tied around the waist as a pincushion.