Ficociello gets call from Detroit at No. 366

Ficociello gets call from Detroit at No. 366

Ficociello gets call from Detroit at No. 366

An intriguing switch-hitter in the SEC entering 2013, Dominic Ficociello struggled for much of the season, leaving his value as a prospect somewhat in question, but he was still selected on Saturday in the 12th round of the First-Year Player Draft with the 366th overall pick.

Ficociello was a solid high school prospect, taken in the 20th round by the Tigers in 2010, and a stellar freshman year in which he hit a team-high .335 led to even more hype. But after a so-so sophomore season, he was in and out of the lineup for much of his junior campaign. In 44 games he hit just .250 and struck out 29 times against 15 walks.

Ficociello showed good bat speed at times, leading some to feel that he could develop power down the road. He played mostly third and first at Arkansas, though he dabbled at second last fall.

Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.