Porcello a great pick for Tigers -- if they can sign him
With three Boras clients going off the board early -- notably LaPorta, who wasn't projected that high on his raw ability -- several other players were pushed down to teams who weren't considering his clients. Those three picks plus Colorado's surprising selection of Casey Weathers at No. 8 meant that Matt Dominguez got to Florida, Beau Mills got to Cleveland, Jason Heyward got to Atlanta and Blake Beavan got to Texas at No. 17.
The best value selection was easily Rick Porcello, one of the five best prospects in this draft, taken by Detroit at No. 27. The Tigers have been very aggressive in the draft under Dave Dombrowski, going over slot in the past four first rounds, and if they can get Porcello signed, it'll be a steal given where they picked.
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