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A Path Of His Own

Jon Paul Morosi -Premium Content

Tyler Stohr attended four pre-draft workouts last year. The last of them—in Mesa, Ariz., with the Cubs—was different than the others.<br/><br/>In addition to throwing for scouts, he was given a rare look inside the team's draft room. There was a reason for that: His father, Keith, was the Cubs' area scout in northern Florida.

Majors | #2009#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports

Back On Track

Jon Paul Morosi -Premium Content

Brent Dlugach appeared to be the Tigers' top shortstop prospect at the end of spring training in 2007. He impressed Detroit manager Jim Leyland with his smooth defensive play and looked like a confident hitter during big league camp.<br/><br/>Since then, however, he has played in only 29 regular season games.

Majors | #2009#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports

Clevlen Gets Closer

Jon Paul Morosi, Detroit Free Press -Premium Content

Brent Clevlen was 22 when he made his major league debut in the midst of the 2006 pennant race. He doubled in his first big league at-bat off Johan Santana and homered twice in his next game at Tampa Bay. As memorable as his first impression may have been, Clevlen's momentum stalled last year. He batted .220 at Triple-A Toledo and didn't make it to Detroit until September.

Majors | #2008#Detroit Tigers#Organization Reports