While they sit in the middle of the pack among American League teams in terms of WAR, the Detroit Tigers have not had a great success rate with second round picks in their history. Hall of Famer Alan Trammell is the obvious exception here, but the list thins out quickly after that. Brandon Inge had a nice career, of course, but next on the WAR leaderboard is lefthander Drew Smyly, whose career has been sidetracked by injuries.
Things might be turning around, though. Former second round pick Spencer Turnbull looks like the real deal so far, and outfielder Parker Meadows is an athletic player who could be an everyday talent (if not better) in a few years.