Detroit Tigers’ No. 1 pick Spencer Torkelson explains his transition to third base, not being selected out of high school and more.

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Tigers have signed No. 1 overall pick Spencer Torkelson, according to the team.

With Torkelson’s signing, all six players from the team’s 2020 MLB draft class are under contract.

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Torkelson’s signing bonus was $8,416,300, according to’s Jim Callis, which counts as the largest signing bonus under the current draft format. The slot value for the No. 1 overall pick is $8,415,300 — Torkelson signed for $1,000 more.

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Torkelson, 21, is expected to be added to the Tigers’ 60-man player pool and training with the team during their upcoming training camp in Detroit.

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