Tigers sign first-round picks
A week after the Tigers wrapped up their work in the First-Year Player Draft, they got to business signing their top picks. Both high-school right-hander Beau Burrows and University of Tennessee outfielder Christin Stewart agreed to terms on deals Tuesday.
Burrows, the 22nd overall selection last Monday, announced his agreement on Twitter.
I’m officially a Detroit Tiger
— Beau Burrows (@TheBeauBurrows) June 16, 2015
Burrows, who had previously committed to play his college ball at Texas A&M, agreed to terms for $2,154,200, the exact slot value of the pick, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com. Jon Heyman of MLB Network and CBSSports.com first reported the value. Stewart, the 34th overall selection, also agreed to terms, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis. He, too, reportedly received slot value, $1,795,100.
Also signing Tuesday was Michigan State outfielder Cam Gibson, the Tigers’ fifth-round pick. The son of former Tigers great Kirk Gibson tweeted a photo of him signing his contract at the Tigers’ player development offices in Lakeland.