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Rangers Prospect #47: Jose Valdespina

Valdespina's fastball touches 97 mph

Standing 6-foot-6, 220 pounds, right-hander Jose Valdespina features elite velocity––his fastball touched 97 mph last season––but is a largely unpolished arm. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 20-year-old prospect with an in-depth scouting report.

Vital Statistics: Name: Jose Valdespina Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: March 22, 1992 (20) Height: 6'6" Weight: 220 Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: 2011 International Free Agent, Dominican Republic Between his 6-foot-6 frame and overpowering velocity, right-hander Jose Valdespina is one of the more intriguing young arms in the Texas Rangers' system. Aside from his pure velocity, however...

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