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Tigers agree with draftees Thompson, Green

Tigers agree with draftees Thompson, Green


DETROIT -- The University of Louisville had one of its best seasons ever, resulting in a school-record 51 wins and a visit to the College World Series. The Tigers agreed to terms with two of its top pitchers -- right-handers Jeffrey Thompson and Chad Green -- on Tuesday.

The Tigers selected Thompson in the third round of the First-Year Player Draft and he signed at slot value ($549,400). Thompson was named the Big East Pitcher of the Year with an 11-2 record, 2.19 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 107 innings.

"The numbers he put up this year -- and they had a good club, Louisville -- but the numbers he put up were phenomenal," Tigers vice president of amateur scouting David Chadd said. "That's kind of what helped us make that decision [to select him]."

Green was picked in the 11th round and had a 10-4 record with a 2.42 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings.

The Tigers have now signed their top nine Draft picks and have agreed to terms with 27 of their 41 selections.

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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