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Detroit Tigers Top Players Under 25

1 Jacob Turner RHP
2 Rick Porcello RHP
3 Alex Avila C
4 Nick Castellanos 3B
5 Austin Jackson CF
6 Ryan Perry RHP
7 Drew Smyly LHP
8 Casey Crosby LHP
9 Chance Ruffin RHP
10 Avisail Garcia OF
11 Danry Vasquez OF
12 Andrew Oliver LHP
13 Kyle Ryan LHP
14 Adam Wilk LHP
15 Aaron Westlake 1B
16 Javier Azcona 3B
17 Melvin Mercedes RHP
18 Steven Moya OF
19 James Robbins 1B
20 Bryan Holaday C
21 Dean Green 1B
22 Samuel Crafort SS
23 Brandon Loy SS
24 Jose Ortega RHP
25 Tyler Collins OF
26 Daniel Fields OF
27 James McCann C
28 Dixon Machado SS
29 Curtis Casali C
30 Alex Burgos LHP
31 Patrick Leyland C
32 Harold Rosario P
33 Cody Satterwhite RHP
34 Luis Marte SS
35 Brayan Villarreal RHP
36 Julio Rodriguez C
37 Tyler Stohr RHP
38 Gustavo Nunez SS
39 Brett Harrison 3B
40 Matt Hoffman LHP
41 Tyler Gibson OF
42 Rob Brantly C
43 Kenny Faulk P
44 Brian Flynn LHP
45 Jamie Johnson OF
46 Dan Bennett RHP
47 Jay Voss LHP
48 Ramon Lebron P
49 Bruce Rondon RHP
50 Harold Castro 2B
51 Edwin Gomez OF
52 Wade Gaynor 3B
53 Josue Carreno P
54 Kevin Eichhorn RHP
55 Eugenio Suarez SS
56 Jose Soledad 1B
57 Jason King 3B
58 Anderson Yance OF
59 Adelin Santa 3B
60 Jose Rodriguez P
61 Luis Hidalgo P
62 Sergio Beriguete P


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Name POS Schools
1 Bryce Harper C Southern Nevada CC
2 Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands (Texas) HS
3 Anthony Ranaudo P LSU
4 Drew Pomeranz LHP Mississippi
5 Nick Castellanos 3B Archbishop McCarthy HS, FLA
6 Bryce Brentz OF Middle Tennessee State
7 AJ Cole P Oviedo HS, Orlando
8 Zack Cox 3B Arkansas
9 Austin Wilson OF Harvard-Westlake HS, CA
10 Deck McGuire RHP Georgia Tech
11 Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley HS, Bartow, Fla.
12 Christian Colon SS Cal State Fullerton
13 Matt Harvey P North Carolina
14 Levon Washington 2B/OF Chipola JC
15 Manny Machado SS Brito Prep, Miami
16 Josh Sale OF Bishop Blanchet HS, SEA
17 Chris Sale LHP Florida Gulf Coast
18 Jedd Gyorko 2B West Virginia
19 Brandon Workman P Texas
20 Stetson Allie 3B St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio
21 Brian Ragira OF Martin HS, Arlington
22 Dylan Covey P Maranatha HS, Pasadena, CA
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24 DeAndre Smelter P Tattnall Square GA
25 Kevin Gausman RHP Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo
26 Cameron Bedrosian P East Coweta HS, Sharpsburg, GA
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