The Detroit Tigers selected Michigan State outfielder Jeff Holm in the 12th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, the Tigers’ 11th pick of the draft.
Holm was a first-team All-Big Ten member after batting .379 during the Spartans’ season, which resulted in a conference co-championship. The left-handed hitting Holm batted .376 with a team-leading nine home runs and 61 RBI.
Holm had 11 home runs and 60 RBI during his junior season in 2010, but went undrafted — something PerfectGame.org’s scouting department called an “oversight” by big-league clubs.
While Holm played first base all season for MSU, he also does have a background in the outfield, so the Tigers will have to decide where to play him.
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