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Prospect Profile: Juan Tejeda

The Tigers recently have placed a premium on tools prospects, and Juan Tejeda, the not-so-hard hitting first baseman didn't fit into that mold. So when he received free agency via the 6-year minor league free agent rule, he bolted, electing to sign with the New York Mets. What did the Tigers lose?

Juan Tejeda Position: First Baseman Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 Born: 1/26/1982 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background Tejeda was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 1998, as a raw 16-year old, and made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League at age 17, posting a respectable .276/.342/.461 line. Tejeda followed up that first summer with what would become a pretty standard line...