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Tigers Prospect Profile: Jose Valdez

Valdez has been pitching in the GCL this summer

For those that follow the Tigers farm system closely, Jose Valdez is probably best known for being suspended for violating Major League Baseball's performance enhancing drug policy. This season however, he's quickly gaining recognition for a new reason; his performance on the mound in the Gulf Coast League.

Jose Valdez Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Born: 3/1/1990 Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: Non-Drafted Free Agent, June 4, 2009 Ranking History: #133 (2010), #150 (2011) Background Valdez was signed by the Tigers as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2009. As a 19-year old, Valdez posted a 5.23 ERA with four saves in 26 games. He allowed just 2...

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