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Prospect Profile #28: Brayan Villarreal

Brayan Villarreal made an impression on everyone that saw him in spring training with his mid to high 90s fastball, and made good on that first impression with a very good campaign in West Michigan. What's next for the hard-throwing, slender righty?

Brayan Villarreal Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 Born: 10/5/1987 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background Villarreal was a revelation for the Tigers in 2009, bursting onto the full-season scene with a strong year at class-A West Michigan. In 103 1/3 innings, Brayan posted a 2.87 ERA despite just a 5-5 record. In addition, he recorded 118 strikeouts against just 34 walks, and...

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