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Tigers Prospect Profile #10: James Skelton

Skelton spent '07 with the Whitecaps

The Tigers have been in search of catching prospects for years now as potential successors to Pudge Rodriguez, and they think they might have found their guy in Skelton. Does he have what it takes to be a future big league catcher?

James Skelton Position: Catcher Height: 5-11 Weight: 165 Born: 10/28/1985 Bats: Left Throws: Right Background Skelton joined the Tigers as a small-framed catcher out of West Covina High School, after being selected in the 14th round of the 2004 draft. James' first pro experience came as a member of the GCL Tigers, where he promptly received a rude awakening as to what the minor leagues were all...

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