Tigers sign top pick Mize, 3rd rounder Clemens

By Blake Froling

The Tigers have agreed to terms with two of their top draft picks, according to multiple reports.

Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press says Mize, the No. 1 overall pick from Auburn University, received a signing bonus of $7.5 million dollars, which is the second-highest in MLB Draft history behind Gerrit Cole’s $8 million, according to Jim Callis from MLB.com.

Mize finished his junior season at Auburn with a 3.30 ERA over 114.2 innings pitched, 156 strikeouts and only 16 walks.

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The Tigers also reportedly agreed to terms with second baseman Kody Clemens, the team’s third round pick from the University of Texas. He is the son of former big leaguer Roger Clemens.

Clemens hit .351 with 24 home runs and 72 RBI in 65 games this season. Hit hit just 10 home runs combined in his first two seasons in Austin.