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Prospect Profile: Joel Zumaya

With a blazing fastball, and lots of hard work, Zumaya has forged himself into an elite pitching prospect. The Tigers insist that he will remain in the rotation, but it's tough to deny that his future may be as a dominating reliever. Check inside to see what Zumaya must do to become a mainstay on the Tigers roster as soon as this season.

Joel Zumaya Position: Right-Handed Pitcher Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 Born: 11/9/1984Bats: 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...