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Tigers Prospect Profile #42: Melvin Mercedes

Mercedes spent most of '09 in the GCL

Melvin Mercedes emerged as a shut down closer for the Tigers rookie league club at the incredibly young age of 18. Despite still being so young, Mercedes made his way all the way up to West Michigan in his stateside debut. What's next for the youngster?

Melvin Mercedes Position: Right-handed Pitcher Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 Born: 11/2/1990 Bats: Right Throws: Right Background The Tigers signed Mercedes as a 17-year old prospect out of the Dominican Republic in March of 2008, just two months before he was to make his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League. During his first summer of pro ball, Mercedes posted a 2-2 record and 3.19 ERA...

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