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Tigers Prospect Profile: Michael Torrealba

Torrealba shined for the Whitecaps

A young right-hander out of Venezuela, Michael Torrealba stepped up as the season went on for the West Michigan Whitecaps, emerging as the club's closer and posting outstanding numbers. What sort of pitcher is Torrealba, and what does the future hold for him?

Michael Torrealba Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 Born: 11/19/1989 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background The Tigers jumped on Torrealba early in the 2006 international signing period, getting his name on a contract just two days after the period opened on July 2nd. Torrealba signed for a modest bonus and was set to make his professional debut in 2007. Pitching in the...

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