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#4 - Fernando Rodney

Rodney: Top Prospect, '04 closer?

It's rare that a player projected to be a major league club's closer can ever be considered a prospect, however, that is precisely the case with the Tigers and RHP Fernando Rodney. Rodney's minor league production coupled with a nasty repertoire make the Tigers believe he can be the closer for many years, and starting now.

BIO Fernando Rodney was originally signed out of the Dominican Republic in 1997 as what was thought to be a young, promising 16-year old flame-thrower. Seven years later, Rodney has aged 11 years (one of the many players that got older after scrutiny increased on entering the country. Rodney's challenge has never been displaying talent, but rather getting hitters out at the major league level...

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