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2011 MLB Draft Results: Detroit Tigers Select Jason King

The Detroit Tigers have continued selecting position players so far in the 2011 MLB Draft. With their fourth-round pick (No. 137 overall), the Tigers took third baseman Jason King out of Kansas State.

King just finished his junior year with the Wildcats, after missing the 2010 season with a medical redshirt (Tommy John surgery). He’s a switch-hitter who batted .326/.377/.591 with 10 homers and 59 RBIs in 61 games (230 at-bats). His batting average was the 10th-highest in the Big 12, while his home run total ranked third and his RBIs were the second-most in the conference.

Here is a feature on King from last week in the Kansas City Star. A hot streak at the plate late in the season was pivotal to the Wildcats earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

The official Big 12 sports website also has an article on King that you might find interesting.