Monday, August 22, 2011

Welcome James McCann

Your first look at the Tigers top draft pick of 2011.


Catcher James McCann signed August 9th, played a few games in the Gulf Coast League, and then made his Midwest League debut with the Whitecaps yesterday, going 1-4. He will stay with the team for the remaining two weeks of the season, where he ends up next year is anyone's guess at this point. The Tigers are very deep at the C position, but it wouldn't surprise me to see them start McCann at Lakeland next year and move Brantly up to Erie.

McCann hit .306 with six home runs, 38 RBIs and 14 doubles as a junior this past spring at the University of Arkansas, and was the first catcher taken in this year's draft.

Hard to believe the season is almost over. Where does the time go?