Tigers Select Beau Burrows in 2015 MLB Draft
With the 22nd pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft the Detroit Tigers selected Beau Burrows, right handed pitcher from Weatherford High School (TX).
Burrows, 18, is a senior in high school who has already committed to play college baseball with Texas A&M in College Station. MLB's Draft Hub had Burrows listed as the #30 overall prospect in this draft class.
Detroit Free Press reporter George Sipple has quotes from Burrows, on his place in the professional landscape: "In my eyes I'm a starter but if they think differently I'll do whatever they want me to do".
From the same report Burrows' coach Terry Massey is quoted: "I've been doing this for a little over 30 years. In this area, there's a lot of really good ballplayers. He's the best I've coached... He's got a good arm and good work habits to go with it. He works extremely hard. If you look at his lower half, he looks like a linebacker from midsection down. He's stout."
Check out highlights from Beau Burrows on YouTube here.
You can also see his official MLB draft profile video here.
To round out their day one haul (rounds one and two), the Tigers selected another pitcher. With pick 65, a lefty Tyler Alexander from TCU. In between the two hurlers at pick 34 is outfielder Christin Stewart from Tennessee.
The 2015 MLB Draft continues today at 12:30 P.M. with picks up until round 10, and concludes on Wednesday with rounds 11-40. The Tigers select 25th in every round from the fourth round onwards.