Breaking down Detroit Tigers’ picks in Rounds 6-10 of 2021 MLB draft

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers made nine selections in the 2021 MLB draft on Monday, taking them through the 10th round.

Entering the sixth round, the Tigers had already selected high school pitcher Jackson Jobe (No. 3 overall), Texas right-handed pitcher Ty Madden (No. 32), high school infielder Izaac Pacheco (No. 39), Alabama right-handed pitcher Dylan Smith (No. 74), Bryant right-handed pitcher Tyler Mattison (No. 104) and Notre Dame right-handed pitcher Tanner Kohlhepp (No. 135).

Jobe and Madden were picked Sunday night in Round 1 and Competitive Balance Round A, respectively, and Rounds 2-10 took place Monday afternoon. Rounds 11-20 are set for Tuesday afternoon.

Meet the newest Tigers, beginning in the sixth round:

Editor’s note: This story will be updated after each selection in Rounds 6-10.

Vitals: 6 feet 2, 218 pounds.

Bats/throws: Left/left.

Drafted: Sixth round (No. 165 overall).

The buzz: The 22-year-old hit .319 with seven home runs, 32 RBIs, 21 walks and 40 strikeouts in 54 games for the Wolfpack as a senior in 2021. Murr played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Des Moines Area Community College before transferring to N.C. State ahead of 2020, where he played a shortened 17-game season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, he played 53 games at first base and one game in left field. The Tigers seem willing to test him as a full-time outfielder.

Vitals: 6-6, 250.

Bats/throws: Left/left.

Drafted: Seventh round (No. 195 overall).

The buzz: He registered a 5-4 record, 3.90 ERA, 19 walks and 83 strikeouts this season. He missed the end of the 2019 season — after making 10 appearances and nine starts — and the entire shortened 2020 campaign with Tommy John surgery. He turns 23 in early September. As for his pitch mix, Hurter throws a sinking fastball, slider and change-up. While he only touches the mid-90s with his fastball, his command has kept him in the starting rotation.

Vitals: 6-2, 220.

Bats/throws: Left/right.

Drafted: Eighth round (No. 225 overall).

The buzz: From Sarnia, Canada, the 22-year-old logged a 10-2 record, 2.54 ERA, 20 walks and 101 strikeouts as a senior in 2021. Those results helped him to 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings and 1.9 walks per nine innings. He throws a fastball, slider and change-up but is most respected for his above-average control. Marks’ fastball averages between 90-94 mph but can get into the upper-90s. Commanding his fastball is one key to his success, but the big leagues — if he gets there — will test his secondary pitches.

Evan Petzold is a sports reporter at the Detroit Free Press. Contact him at epetzold@freepress.com or follow him on Twitter @EvanPetzold. Read more on the Detroit Tigers and sign up for our Tigers newsletter

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