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Green shows potential, rewarded with Tigers pick

Green shows potential, rewarded with Tigers pick

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Green shows potential, rewarded with Tigers pick

After missing most of the 2011 season as a medical redshirt and playing sparingly in 2012, catcher Austin Green finally was able to show his potential this year, and the Tigers selected him with their 13th-round pick (396th overall) in the First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.

The redshirt senior hit .301 with five home runs and 39 RBIs this season alongside Kris Bryant, who was the second overall pick in this year's Draft, at the University of San Diego.

Green was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Month in May, hitting .482 with two home runs and 20 RBIs. He had 12 multihit games in May, including 10 in his last 11 games ofthe month.

He was also taken in the 43rd round by the Astros in the 2008 Draft out of high school.

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

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