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At the Park: Scouting Jose Valdez

Valdez got scouted in Lakeland

Called up from West Michigan late last month, Jose Valdez has already made a favorable impression out of Lakeland's bullpen. In his latest installment to the At the Park series, our Lakeland Correspondent James Chipman shares his observations and industry scouting notes on the Flying Tigers' new closer.

This season, Jose Valdez, a right-handed reliever that hails from the Dominican Republic has made great strides, improving his prospect status with the Detroit Tigers. Valdez, 23, posted a 2.73 ERA, with 35 strikeouts and 16 saves over 26 1/3 innings for the Whitecaps; earning himself a trip to the MWL All-Star Game and a promotion to the FSL. Since arriving in Lakeland, Valdez has earned a win...

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