The West Michigan Whitecaps in conjuction with the Detroit Tigers have announced that three 2008 draft picks will be added to the 'Caps roster. Catcher Alex Avila, pitcher Brett Jacobson, and outfielder Andy Dirks will get their first taste of professional baseball in West Michigan.
Alex Avila is a left handed hitting catcher. He spent his college days at the University of Alabama. He was a fifth round pick of the Tigers in the '08 draft. He is son of Detroit's assistant general manager Al Avila.
Brett Jacobson is a right handed pitcher. He went to Vanderbuilt University. He was a fourth round pick by Detroit. So far he is the highest pick that has signed with Detroit.
Andy Dirks is a left handed outfielder. He's a product of Witchita State. He was an eighth round pick of the Tigers. He was a college teammate of Whitecaps closer Noah Krol.
More All Star Game News: First baseman Chris Carlson broke a bone in his left hand after being hit by a pitch at Tuesday's All-Star Game. He's expected to be out at least eight weeks, but should be back before the playoffs.
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