University of Alabama pitcher picked by Detroit Tigers in third round of MLB draft

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) -– Alabama pitcher Dylan Smith was the third pick of the third round in the 2021 MLB First-Year Player Draft, going to the Detroit Tigers.

Smith, a right-handed pitcher and junior at Alabama, was selected 74 overall, marking the highest election of an Alabama pitcher since 2014 when Spencer Turnbull went to the Tigers in the second round.

Smith appeared in 33 career games with 17 starts, 16 of which came during his junior campaign as he worked his way into a weekend starter role.

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