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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tigers come to terms with six more 2012 draft picks

The Tigers announced on Wednesday the signings of six more picks from the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, highlighted by fourth-round pick Drew Verhagen, giving them 26 of 39 picks signed already, including their top five picks.

Verhagen, a 6-foot-6, 230-pound right-hander from Vanderbilt, attended the same high school — Rockwall-Heath in Texas — as the Tigers' top pick, second-rounder Jake Thompson. The Tigers also signed Verhagen's Vanderbilt teammate, Will Clinard (19th round) on Wednesday.

The other signings included: OF D.J. Driggers (Middle Georgia College, 22nd round); OF Rashad Brown (Westlake HS, Ga., 26th round); OF Miguel Paulino (Choctawhatchee HS, Fla., 27th round); C Jacob Kapstein (Tiverton HS, RI, 35th round).

Detroit also announced it had signed non-drafted free agent Andrew Allen, a first baseman from Cal State Los Angeles. The son of Tigers TV broadcaster Rod Allen, Andrew Allen was drafted three times, twice by the Tigers, most recently in the 45th round of the 2011 draft. Allen made six starts for the Golden Eagles, hitting .179.


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