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Tigers Prospect Profile: Jesus Ustariz
Jesus Ustariz Position:Third Baseman Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Born: 4/26/1993 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background Ustariz was a priority signing for the Tigers during the 2009 international signing period, getting his deal done promptly. After the signing period opened on July 2nd, the Tigers waited only four days to finalize the deal, inking him on July 6th for a reported low-six figures bonus. Ustariz made his official pro debut as a 17-year old in 2010, playing 48 games in the Venezuelan Summer League. Despite seeing time behind the plate, in left field, and on both infield corners, Ustariz is a third baseman by trade. For the season he hit a very respectable .281/.372/.363 with eight doubles and two home runs, to go along with more walks than strikeouts. The Tigers returned Ustariz to the VSL for this season and he has improved his numbers across the board, hitting .324 and bumping his slugging average up to .455. This year he...
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