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Meet Spencer Torkelson: Arizona State HR king may be Detroit Tigers' No. 1 draft pick

Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila speaks to the media during spring training on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Lakeland, Florida. Detroit Free Press

LAKELAND, Fla. — With the first selection of the 2020 MLB draft, the Detroit Tigers select…

Maybe, it will be Austin Martin, a shortstop from Vanderbilt – he can hit and play darn near everywhere on the field.

Or maybe it will be Emerson Hancock, a Georgia flamethrower – he is a fantastic talent, and he would be the no-brainer pick, if the Tigers didn’t have so many strong pitching prospects and such a glaring need for a bat.