The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with four undrafted free agents:
- Trevin Esquerra, 1B, Loyola Marymount University.
- Carson King, RHP, College of Central Florida.
- Austin Langworthy, OF, University of Florida.
- DJ Poteet, OF, Wake Forest University.
Esquerra, 22, joins the Tigers following a four-year career at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to the 2020 MLB Draft, Baseball America ranked him No. 7 among eligible college first baseman, and recently No. 8 on the list of college seniors in the undrafted free agent pool.
King, 20, split his college career between Florida Southern College and the College of Central Florida. He finished his collegiate career with the Patriots, appearing in four games during this shortened 2020 season.
Langworthy, 22, was a four-year starter at the University of Florida, totaling 198 games as a Gator. Prior to the 2020 MLB Draft, Langworthy ranked No. 13 on Perfect Game’s list of top seniors in the class, and recently ranked No. 15 on Baseball America’s list of college seniors in the undrafted free agent pool. He was previously drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 31st round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
Playing three summers with Falmouth in the Cape Cod League, Langworthy earned an all-star nod in 2018. That home run total ranked tied for second in the league for the season.
Poteet, 22, played three seasons at Wake Forest University, and was on pace to top many of his career highs during his pandemic-shortened junior season. Following a solid freshman campaign, in which he was tied for the team-high with nine homers, he was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and ranked No. 43 on Perfect Game’s list of top college sophomores heading into 2019.
In 2019, Poteet played for Amsterdam in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. Following his 2018 summer league season, Perfect Game ranked him as the eighth-best prospect in the Cal Ripken League.
The four undrafted free agents join first-overall pick Spencer Torkelson, with whom the Tigers recently agreed to terms, as well as their other five selections from the 2020 draft: Daniel Cabrera (Louisiana State University), Trei Cruz (Rice University), Dillon Dingler (Ohio State University), Colt Keith (Biloxi HS (MS)), and Gage Workman (Arizona State University).