*Jeffrey David Larish’ was born on October 11, 1982 in Iowa City, Iowa. He plays first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. CollegeAlthough drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th round of the 2004 draft, Jeff elected to attend Arizona State University instead.*Minor Leagues’Jeff was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, and this time he signed.
2005 - GCL Tigers in the Gulf Coast League, then the Oneonta Tigers in the New York-Penn League 2006 - Lakeland Tigers in the Florida State League 2007 - Erie SeaWolves in the Eastern League2008 - Toledo Mud Hens in the International League
Major LeaguesJeff was promoted to the Tigers on May 27, 2008, when Gary Sheffield was placed on the disabled list. He made his debut on May 30, 2008, going 1-5.