Tigers select 30 players on final day of 2013 draft

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Detroit Tigers wrapped up the final day of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday, selecting 30 players, for a two day total of 41 players taken in this year's draft.

The Tigers added a few familiar names such as Ben Verlander, the younger brother of Tiger's pitcher Justin Verlander. Ben, a junior outfielder at Old Dominion, was drafted in the 14th round. The other name that may ring a bell is that of the Tiger's 36th round selection, Torii Hunter Jr.

Hunter Jr. is current Tiger's outfielder Torii Hunter's son and is a commit to the University of Notre Dame for football as a wide receiver. Hunter Jr. is coming off of a broken femur he suffered during Day 2 of U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices that caused him to miss his entire final prep baseball season.

Two local talents also caught the Tiger's eyes late in the draft with Lake Orion High School left-handed pitcher Nicholas Deeg going in the 37th round, and University of Detroit Jesuit High School catcher Harrison Wenson being selected shortly after in the 38th round.

Deeg has committed to Central Michigan University, while Harrison Wenson is committed to University of Michigan.


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