With their second selection in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers selected center fielder Austin Schotts with overall pick No. 121. Schotts is a five-foot-eleven, 180 pound, right-handed hitting, right-handed throwing high school player out of Centennial High School in Texas. As of this time he is committed to Oklahoma State University and could potentially be a difficult player to sign. He has the ability to play either middle infield position or the outfield.
Here is his scouting report on MLB.com:
Schotts has incredible speed to go along with great range at shortstop. He has an average arm, which might mean a move to second base or the outfield, but he will at least get a shot at shortstop in pro ball. He has a smooth swing that should allow him to hit for average at the next level. He also above-average power for a shortstop. Schotts is one of the more polished prep bats in the draft but could be a tough sign with a commitment to Oklahoma State.