Seven Tigers Picked in MLB Draft Tuesday

Seven Tigers Picked in MLB Draft Tuesday

June 6, 2006

Seven Tigers, highlighted by outfielder Tyler Colvin’s selection in the first round, were taken on the first day (which included the first 18 of 50 rounds) of the Major League Draft on June 6. Colvin, who was undrafted out of North Augusta (SC) High School, was selected by the Chicago Cubs with the 13th pick overall, which tied for the third-highest selection by a Tiger in school history.

Five pitchers were selected on day one, including junior righthander Jason Berken in the sixth round by the Baltimore Orioles, graduate righty Josh Cribb in the eighth round by the Kansas City Royals, junior righthander Steve Richard in the eighth round by the Seattle Mariners, junior righthander Stephen Faris in the 12th round by the San Diego Padres, and senior righty Drew Fiorenza in the 15th round by the Seattle Mariners.

Junior first-baseman Andy D’Alessio was selected in the 10th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the seven selections, Jack Leggett has had a total of 59 players drafted in his 13 seasons as head coach at Clemson. Nine of those 59 players were drafted twice, meaning a Tiger has been drafted 68 times in his tenure. Thirteen more Tigers have signed free-agent contracts as well.

2006 Tiger Draftees
# Player Pos. Cl. Rd. Pick Team
21 Tyler Colvin OF/1B Jr. 1 13 Cubs
18 Jason Berken RHP *Jr 6 175 Orioles
48 Josh Cribb RHP *Gr 8 227 Royals
46 Steve Richard RHP Jr. 8 231 Mariners
24 Andy D’Alessio 1B Jr 10 293 Dodgers
20 Stephen Faris RHP Jr. 12 363 Padres
42 Drew Fiorenza RHP Sr. 15 441 Mariners

* – has spent one season as a red-shirt player