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Tigers Scouting Report #17: Jose Valdez

Valdez is pushed to Erie to start 2014

After spending years flying under the radar, Jose Valdez made his presence known in a big way, emerging as the closer and excelling across both A-ball levels. What does Valdez rely on, and what's his future potential?

Jose Valdez Vitals Position: Right-handed Pitcher Date of Birth: 3/1/2990 (2014 Opening Day Age: 24) Height/Weight: 6-1/200 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Acquired: Amateur Free Agent, 2009 Ranking History: #107 (2010), #133 (2011), #150 (2012), #58 (2013), #17 (2014) Background: Signed in 2009, Valdez posted a 5.23 ERA in 31 innings before being popped for performance enhancing drugs. In 2010 and...

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