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Tigers Scouting Report #20: Melvin Mercedes

It's been a rather long time coming for Melvin Mercedes, but after years of bouncing around the farm, Mercedes made his move last season, using his power fastball to post minuscule ERA's at Lakeland and Erie. Can the big righty emerge as a back end of the bullpen candidate?

Melvin Mercedes Vitals Position: Right-handed Pitcher Date of Birth: 11/2/1990 (2014 Opening Day Age: 22) Height/Weight: 6-3/250 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Acquired: Amateur Free Agent, 2007 Ranking History: #97 (2009), #42 (2010), #80 (2011), #30 (2012), #56 (2013), #20 (2014) Background: Mercedes has taken the long road to the Major League radar with stops at every level of the organization and...

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