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Detroit Tigers take Arizona State Slugger Spencer Torkelson No.1 in MLB draft

Major League Baseball kicked off its 2020 draft on Wednesday. For the second time in three years, the Detroit Tigers had the first overall pick, and this time they used it on Arizona State first baseman Spencer Torkelson. A righty-swinging slugger, Torkelson has been widely regarded as the class’ best hitter. Heading into the summer, CBS Sports ranked Torkelson as the No. 2 prospect in the draft. Torkelson becomes the best hitting prospect in the pitching-heavy Tigers system, dethroning outfielder Riley Greene, the No. 5 pick in last year’s draft. Over the winter, CBS Sports ranked Casey Mize (2018’s No. 1 pick) and Matt Manning as the […]

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