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I'm not buying into all the hype about Vincent Bubbamo...those infielders who were injured by his line drives don't have major league reaction times.

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Jim Callis has his mock up today. This is what he has to say about the Tigers:

22. Detroit Tigers

Donny Everett, RHP, Clarksville (Tenn.) HS

It's no secret that the Tigers have an affinity for flamethrowers, and Everett has one of the best fastballs in the Draft. Bickford, Weatherford (Texas) High right-hander Beau Burrows and Cal Poly Pomona righty Cody Ponce can light up radar guns as well.

Two shortstops headline latest mock Draft | MLB.com

Law has his mock up today too and he has the Tigers drafting Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Louisville.

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Just saw this in a Q&A w Jon Mayo...

Knowing the Tigers' David Chadd favors college guys, who do you see at No. 22 for Detroit?

-- Lee M., Plainwell, Mich.

Here's the thing about that assertion. It's not necessarily true. Take a look at the Tigers' top picks since 2009:

2009 -- Jacob Turner (High school)

2010 -- Nick Castellanos (High school)

2011 -- James McCann (College)

2012 -- Jake Thompson (High school)

2013 -- Jonathon Crawford (College)

2014 -- Derek Hill (High school)

See what I'm getting at? Now, the Tigers haven't always had a first-round pick, and Chadd's role with the organization as a vice president has changed over time, meaning he's hasn't always been as involved in the Draft, so that plays into things. I've seen a number of names with the Tigers thus far in mock drafts, including my selection last week, Phil Bickford, who is a junior college pitcher. I'm more likely to see the Tigers looking for a power arm, one of Chadd's known tendencies, than specifically targeting a college player.

Pipeline Inbox: Where is Aiken projected to go? | MLB.com

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Just saw this in a Q&A w Jon Mayo...

........See what I'm getting at? Now, the Tigers haven't always had a first-round pick, and Chadd's role with the organization as a vice president has changed over time, meaning he's hasn't always been as involved in the Draft, so that plays into things........

Pipeline Inbox: Where is Aiken projected to go? | MLB.com

Maybe I'm not remembering correctly, but I thought one of the main reasons Dombrowski brought Chadd over to Detroit was to run the draft program right from the get-go?

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Plummer or Aiken could fall maybe?

Most mocks I've seen have Aiken available at 22 and a few have Plummer there too.

I wrote this to a friend here earlier, but McCann's heroics today got me thinking… The Tigers have done a pretty good job lately, in getting good players from the supplemental and 2nd rounds…

2010 - Castellanos 44 overall/supp round + Smyly 68 overall/2nd round.

2011 - McCann 76 overall/2nd round.

2012 - Jake Thompson 91 overall/2nd round

2013 - Kevin Ziomek 58 overall/2nd round. He’s not in the company of the above guys yet, but I've seen him ranked as our best P prospect. He’s doing well again this year. We also took Knebel at 39 with the supp pick and he’s been useful.

2014 - Spencer Turnbull 63 overall/2nd round - Again, too early to judge but looks like he could at least be a useful big leaguer one day.

This has me excited for the draft. Pick 22, 34 and 65. This should be a really good opportunity re-stock the system. From what I’ve been read, it’s an odd draft. So many of the top tier players are hampered by injuries (Aiken, Matuella, Allard, etc) and projected to go somewhere between the Tigers' first and 2nd picks. Really interested to see what happens with them.

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I can envision him running in from the bullpen to some "Funky Town" by Lips or "Funky Crimes" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

On the flip side, the Rod Allenisms while Funkhouser is pitching might get insufferable.

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2013 - Kevin Ziomek 58 overall/2nd round. He’s not in the company of the above guys yet, but I've seen him ranked as our best P prospect. He’s doing well again this year.

Speaking of Ziomek...

Kevin Ziomek (4-3, 3.69), one of many Vanderbilt products, who is a lefty with a great curve ball at Class-A Lakeland "could be pitching in the majors today," one scout said ...

Inside Baseball: Blue Jays tried for Hamels, stick with Gibbons; plus notes - CBSSports.com

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BA just posted its latest mock.

22. Tigers

The Tigers were in heavy in Durham to see Funkhouser, with assistant GM David Chadd in the house Thursday as Funkhouser continued his inconsistent finish. If Funkhouser falls here, the Tigers still likely will take him; the same goes for Everett. (Both pitchers share the same adviser, coincidentally.) We’ll still give them JC of Southern Nevada’s Phil Bickford, who reportedly was throwing 90 percent fastballs for most of his starts this season but still racked up 17.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Selection: Phil Bickford, rhp, JC of Southern Nevada

They have the Tigers taking Mike Matuella at 34.

Also, Aiken to the Dodgers at 24 and Nick Plummer to the Giants at 31.

MLB Mock Draft 2015: Version 3.0 - BaseballAmerica.com

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What I find fascinating about Ziomek is that he is a strikeout pitcher who has a great GO/FO ratio - 2 games ago he had 8 k's in 8 innings w/ 13 GO & 0 FO. Last game he had 8 k's in 7 2/3 ip w/ 10 GO & 1 FO.

Heavy sinker??

Nice numbers by Ziomek. He definitely seems like one to watch.

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I had heard that Plummer's stock had fallen this spring, but I like him as a left fielder with some pop. I would expect the Tigers to go heavy pitching this year.

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