From BR Bullpen
Drew Edward VerHagen
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 6", Weight 230 lb.
- School University of Oklahoma, Navarro College, Vanderbilt University
- High School Rockwall-Heath High School
- Debut July 19, 2014
 Biographical Information
He had a 3.38 ERA in six games for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2010. He was 0-1 with a 1.66 ERA for the Hyannis Mets in the Cape Cod League. Transferring to Navarro College, he helped the school win the NJCAA Division I Baseball World Series in 2011. Transferring to Vanderbilt University for 2012, he went 6-3 with two saves and a 3.50 ERA in 27 outings. He was taken by the Tigers in the 4th round of the 2012 amateur draft as Detroit's third selection overall, following Jake Thompson, who went to the same high school as he had, and Austin Schotts. The scout was Harold Zonder.
He pitched for the GCL Tigers (2 R in 4 IP) and Lakeland Flying Tigers (0-3, 3.67) in the summer of 2012, going 0-3 with a 3.48 ERA in 10 games (6 starts). Entering the 2013 season, he was ranked the Tigers' 17th-best prospect by MLB.com and #14 according to Baseball America. With Lakeland (5-3, 2.81) and the Erie SeaWolves (2-5, 3.00) in 2013, he was 7-8 with a 2.90 ERA in 24 games (23 starts). Among Tiger minor leaguers with 100+ IP, only Jose Alvarez had a better ERA.