May 19th, 2006

Draft time already?

The draft is 2 1/2 weeks away, and given what’s almost unanimously perceived as a weak crop of players, there’s uncertainty up and down the board, including where the Tigers pick at sixth.’s mock draft has Texas high school left-hander Clayton Kershaw going to Detroit. Baseball America’s mock draft, released Friday, prognosticates Texas outfielder Drew Stubbs. (The mock draft is available only by subscription, but you can check out their roundup and draft chat for free.) But there’s the chance all that could change depending on who falls out of the top five. The Tigers have supposedly paid a good amount of attention to Kershaw, but you’re nothing if not flexible in the weeks leading up. Maybin wasn’t being projected to fall to the Tigers at this point leading up to last year’s draft.