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Tigers Prospect Profile #15: Jordan Tata

Will Tata get back to Detroit this year?

Just a couple years ago, Jordan Tata was one of three top Tigers prospects to be going north with the big league club on Opening Day, along with Justin Verlander and Joel Zumaya. Unfortunately, things have been a battle for Tata since that point, as he's battled shoulder problems. Can Tata get things back on track in '08?

Jordan Tata Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-6 Weight: 220 Born: 9/20/1981 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background After a solid career with Sam Houston State (and previously with Oklahoma Weslyan), the Detroit Tigers took Tata in the 16th round of the 2003 draft. His senior season wasn't stellar, but still earned him 3rd Team All-Southland Conference. As an experienced college pitcher...

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