On the second day of the 2011 MLB Draft, the Detroit Tigers have finally made their first overall pick. With the 76th selection, they drafted James McCann, a catcher from the University of Arkansas.
McCann just recently wrapped up his junior year at Arkansas. In 2011, he had a batting average of .306 and hit six home runs, 14 doubles and one triple. He knocked in 38 runs and had a slugging percentage of .469. In 61 games for Arkansas, he made 59 starts.
After having to wait for the first round, the compensatory round and part of the second round to be completed before even making a pick, the Tigers will only have to wait until the 106th overall pick to go back on the clock. After that they will pick 16th in each of the remaining rounds. (There are 50 total rounds in the draft. Rounds 2-30 will take place on Tuesday and the final 20 rounds will be held on Wednesday.