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Prospect Profile: Joel Zumaya

'Zoom' is moving up the ranks quickly

After being an unheralded draft pick out of a California high school, Joel Zumaya burst onto the season in 2003 with a breakout season with West Michigan, shooting him up prospect charts. Now at just 20 years old, Zumaya has already made it to AA and will be looking to continue his quick rise through the system.

Joel Zumaya Position: Right handed Pitcher Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 Born: 11/9/1984 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background Zumaya was an 11th round high school draft choice by the Tigers in 2002, mostly on the basis of his exceptional curveball, with the hope that he would add velocity and become an above average prospect. Well, the Tigers wishes came true when Joel's velocity jumped from the...

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