Here's a look at how the Tigers' past top 10 draft picks have fared:
2012: Jake Thompson, right-handed starter, second round, 91st overall: Turned 19 last month and had a fine debut in 2012: 1.91 ERA in seven starts.
2011: James McCann, catcher, second round, 76th overall: Excellent defensive catcher. Offense needs to pick up if he figures to play as more than a backup catcher in the big leagues.
2010: Nick Castellanos, infielder/outfielder, compensation round, 44th overall: Tigers believed they made their biggest Draft Day steal in years when they nabbed him. No disappointments.
2009: Jacob Turner, right-handed starter, first round, ninth overall: Talented pitching prospect who was shipped to the Marlins last season in the trade for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante.
2008: Ryan Perry, right-handed reliever, first round, 21st overall: One of the few first-round failures in the David Chadd era. Big arm. Big disappointment now pitching in the Nationals chain.
2007: Rick Porcello, right-handed starter, first round, 27th overall: Made it to Detroit as a 20-year-old rotation stalwart and has won 48 games in the seasons since.
Tigers recent top draft picks include hits, misses
Detroit News | Feb 19