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Tigers Prospect Profile #8: James McCann

McCann got a brief cameo after signing in 2011

The Tigers top selection in the 2011 draft, James McCann had a relatively quiet start to his pro career, appearing in just 14 games after signing. What about the young backstop made the Tigers so eager to snag him, despite a young All-Star catcher and a top prospect just in front of him?

James McCann Position: Catcher Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 Born: 6/13/1990 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background McCann had a solid season (.306/.388/.469) at Arkansas as he continued to show some offensive promise even with the new BBCOR bats that the NCAA instituted last year. The Tigers made him their top pick – second round – in last year's draft, to the chagrin of many fans that expected the...

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