MLB draft 2022: Breaking down Detroit Tigers’ picks in Rounds 11-20

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers are set to make 10 selections Tuesday in the 2022 MLB draft, taking them through the full 20 rounds after two picks Sunday in Rounds 1-2 and seven picks Monday in Rounds 3-10.

Rounds 11-20 began at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

On Sunday, the Tigers drafted two college position players: Texas Tech second baseman Jace Jung in Round 1 (No. 12 overall) and Oklahoma shortstop Peyton Graham in Round 2 (No. 51 overall).

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The next day, the Tigers added San Diego State right-hander Troy Melton (No. 117), Boston College third baseman Luke Gold (No. 147) and North Carolina shortstop Danny Serretti (No. 177) in the Rounds 4-6.

Then, the Tigers drafted Tennessee outfielder Seth Stephenson (No. 207), Valparaiso left-hander Jake Miller (No. 237), Georgia Tech first baseman Andrew Jenkins (No. 267) and Oklahoma right-hander Trevin Michael (No. 297) in Rounds 7-10.

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Detroit’s first selection Tuesday was No. 327 overall in the 11th round, followed by No. 357 (12th round), No. 387 (13th round), No. 417 (14th round), No. 447 (15th round), No. 477 (16th round), No. 507 (17th round), No. 537 (18th round), No. 567 (19th round) and No. 597 (20th round).

Entering Tuesday, the Tigers have drafted college players with all nine picks: six position players and three pitchers.

Meet the newest Tigers, beginning in the 11th round:

Age: 22.

Vitals: 5 feet 10, 195 pounds.

Bats/throws: Left/left.

Drafted: 11th round (No. 327 overall).

The buzz: An All-Ivy First Teamer, Miller posted a 3.63 ERA this season with 36 walks and 91 strikeouts over 74⅓ innings in 13 games (11 starts). Thanks to his changeup and slider, Miller led the Ivy League in innings pitched and strikeouts. His 91 strikeouts were the second-most in a single season in program history. He has dominated in summer ball and was named Coastal Plains Pitcher of the Year in 2021 for his 1.50 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 42 innings with the Savannah Bananas.

Age: 21.

Vitals: 6-4, 205.

Bats/throws: Right/right.

Drafted: 12th round (No. 357 overall)

The buzz: Two days after leaving his March 25 start, Stupp was ruled out for the remainder of the 2022 season with a forearm injury. Before his departure, he served as Kentucky’s Friday night starter in the SEC. He had a 6.31 ERA with 11 walks and 36 strikeouts across 25⅔ innings in six starts this season. His results in a healthy 2021 campaign were much better: 4.76 ERA with 15 walks and 71 strikeouts over 75⅔ innings in 13 starts.

Age: 21.

Vitals: 5-9, 185.

Bats/throws: Right/right.

Drafted: 13th round (No. 387 overall).

The buzz: Back-to-back picks for Kansas State, as right-hander Blake Adams went No. 386 overall to the Colorado Rockies. Johnson, his teammate, transferred to the Wildcats from Oklahoma State for the 2022 season. He hit .345 with 20 doubles, 12 home runs, 25 walks and 48 strikeouts in 57 games, adding 12 stolen bases in 15 attempts. Three attributes stand out and should bode well in pro ball: bat speed, pull-side power and speed. His 20 doubles this year ranked fourth-most in a single season in program history.

Age: 22.

Vitals: 6-5, 190.

Bats/throws: Left/left.

Drafted: 14th round (No. 417).

The buzz: Adametz missed the entire 2021 season with Tommy John surgery, but he returned this season with the same success he had through four starts in 2020. In 2022, the tall left-hander recorded a 2.51 ERA with 25 walks and 84 strikeouts over 86 innings in 16 starts. The best part about Adametz, a ground-ball pitcher, is his ability to throw strikes with his fastball, slider and changeup, though he doesn’t overpower hitters with velocity.

Age: 23.

Vitals: 6-4, 220.

Bats/throws: Right/right.

Drafted: 15th round (No. 447).

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