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2002 Draft Recap: Late Round Success

Zumaya; the ultimate late round gem

Part three of the 2002 draft moves on to the Tigers late round successes who remain with the organization, including the ultimate late-round gem; Joel Zumaya.

The Tigers came way with the steal of the draft in the 11th round with the selection of Joel Zumaya out of Bonita Vista HS in California. It didn't take long for Zumaya to make a huge impact, as he worked 18 scoreless innings in the GCL. He finished with a 2-1 record and a 1.93 ERA in nine starts. In 37 1/3 innings, he allowed just 21 hits, walked 11, and fanned 46 batters. His performance was...

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