CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Tigers agree to terms with first round pick Derek Hill

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with outfielder Derek Hill from Elk Grove High School, the club's first round selection (23rd overall) in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Hill hit .500 (47x94) with 26 runs scored, 11 doubles, seven triples and 30 RBI as a senior at Elk Grove High School in 2014. Hill stole 29 bases as a senior and posted a .586 on base percentage.

The 6-2, 195-pound centerfielder was rated by Baseball America as the sixth-best outfield prospect available in this year's draft and the 22nd-best prospect overall.

The club has agreed to terms with 24 players, including Hill, from this year's draft. This list of all drafted players agreeing to terms with the Tigers follows: 

More

Rd Player Position Ht. Wt. B/T Age School
1 Derek Hill CF 6-2 195 R/R 18 Elk Grove High School (CA)
2 Spencer Turnbull RHP 6-3 230 R/R 21 University of Alabama
3 Grayson Greiner C 6-6 220 R/R 21 University of South Carolina
6 Ross Kivett CF 6-1 195 R/R 22 Kansas State University  
7 Joey Pankake 3B 6-1 200 R/R 21 University of South Carolina
10 Paul Voelker RHP 5-10 185 R/R 21 Dallas Baptist University
11 A.J. Ladwig RHP 6-5 210 R/R 21 Wichita State University
12 Garrett Mattlage SS 5-10 190 S/R 21 Texas State University
14 Josh Heddinger RHP 6-5 220 R/R 21 Georgia Tech
15 Michael Gerber CF 6-0 190 L/R 21 Creighton University
17 Corey Baptist 1B 6-4 215 R/R 19 St. Petersburg College
18 Will Maddox 3B 5-10 180 L/R 21 University of Tennessee
20 Trent Szkutnik LHP 6-0 195 R/L 20 University of Michigan
22 Michael Thomas C 5-11 210 R/R 23 University of Kentucky
23 Brett Pirtle 2B 5-9 175 S/R 23 Mississippi State University
24 Gabe Hemmer RHP 6-3 220 R/R 23 San Diego Christian College    
25 Gage Smith RHP 6-2 185 R/R 23 Florida State University
26 Jack Fischer RHP 6-1 175 R/R 22 Wake Forest University
27 Tyler Ford LHP 5-8 175 L/L 22 University of Houston
28 Will Kengor SS 6-3 180 L/R 21 Slippery Rock University
29 Jacob Butler RHP 6-2 200 R/R 22 University of St. Francis
30 Spenser Watkins RHP 6-1 190 R/R 21 Western Oregon University
32 Kenton St. John LHP 6-3 180 L/L 21 University of South Alabama
36 Nate Fury RHP 5-11 200 R/R 23 Louisiana State University

Less