Tigers agree to terms with first-round pick Matt Manning

Club Agrees to Terms with 27 players from the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Matt Manning from Sheldon High School in Sacramento, CA, the club's first round selection (ninth overall) in the 2016 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

In eight starts as a senior, Manning posted a 2-1 record with a 1.91 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. Manning, who is 6-6 and 185 pounds, was named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game first team All-American and was selected to play in the 2015 Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. Manning also played basketball in high school and averaged 26.0 points per game. Manning was committed to play baseball and basketball at Loyola Marymount University.

Manning was rated as the second-best righthanded pitching prospect and the 11th-best prospect overall in the MLB Draft by MLB.com.

The club has agreed to terms with 27 players, including Manning, from this year's draft. The list of all drafted players agreeing to terms with the Tigers follows:

Rd Player Position Ht. Wt. B/T Age School

1 Matt Manning RHP 6-6 185 R/R 18 Sheldon High School (CA)

4 Kyle Funkhouser RHP 6-2 220 R/R 22 University of Louisville

5 Mark Ecker RHP 6-1 200 R/R 21 Texas A&M University

7 Austin Sodders LHP 6-4 210 L/L 21 University of California-Riverside

8 Jacob Robson CF 5-9 175 L/R 21 Mississippi State University

9 Daniel Pinero SS 6-0 205 L/R 22 University of Virginia

10 Sam Machonis RF 6-1 195 S/L 21 Florida Southern College

11 Zachary Houston RHP 6-6 240 R/R 21 Mississippi State University

12 Daniel Woodrow CF 5-10 155 L/R 21 Creighton University

13 Brady Policelli C 5-10 195 R/R 20 Towson University

14 Austin Athmann C 6-2 215 R/R 21 University of Minnesota

15 John Shreiber RHP 6-3 215 R/R 22 University of Northwestern Ohio

16 Will Savage 2B 6-0 185 R/R 21 Columbia University

17 Brandyn Sittinger RHP 6-1 190 R/R 22 Ashland University

18 Niko Buentello 1B 6-3 230 L/R 21 Auburn University

19 Dustin Frailey CF 5-10 185 R/R 22 Cal State Bakersfield

20 Clate Schmidt RHP 6-1 190 R/R 22 Clemson University

21 Joe Navilhon RHP 6-0 205 R/R 22 University of Southern California

22 Burris Warner RHP 6-0 190 R/R 21 Marshall University

23 Bryan Torres C 6-2 180 R/R 18 Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (PR)

24 Evan Hill LHP 6-5 205 L/L 22 University of Michigan

25 John Hayes RHP 6-6 225 R/R 23 Wichita State University

26 Colyn O'Connell RHP 6-5 220 R/R 22 Florida Atlantic University

27 Chad Sedio SS 6-3 205 L/R 22 Miami University of Ohio

29 Hunter Swilling 3B 5-11 190 R/R 21 Samford University

30 Dalton Lundeen LHP 6-3 195 L/L 22 Valparaiso University

31 Dalton Britt SS 6-0 210 L/R 22 Liberty University

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