Tigers draft Arizona State slugger Torkelson with No. 1 pick in draft

In a photo provided by MLB Photos, general managers of all 30 Major League Baseball teams are displayed holding #BlackLivesMatter signs during the baseball draft Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Secaucus, N.J. (Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via AP)

In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Arizona State's Spencer Torkelson bats during an NCAA college baseball game against Notre Dame in Phoenix. The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding around an impressive group of minor league pitchers. Now, it might be time to add a star hitting prospect to the mix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NEW YORK — Spencer Torkelson slugged his way through college, bashing baseballs all around the country with eye-popping power.