More so now than ever, it looks like Auburn’s standout pitcher Casey Mize is the favorite to go first overall in the upcoming 2018 MLB Draft.
But, the Detroit Tigers, with the first pick, are perhaps looking elsewhere.
Been hearing this for a month but hearing it more now: the Tigers are looking at Waukesha HS (WI) center fielder Jarred Kelenic as the #1 overall pick. Not just a rumor designed to get other player's prices down. Auburn RHP Casey Mize is still the favorite right now to go 1-1.
— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) April 9, 2018
The scouting report for Jarred Kelenic is outstanding. He is a 6-foot-1, left handing outfielder that is currently ranked No. 1 in the 2018 overall rankings of college prospects.
But is Kelenic worth passing over such an outstanding pitching prospect in Mize?
All I know is that I do not want to be the person in charge of making this decision for the Tigers.