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The Tigers go young -- again

Posted on: April 1, 2009 10:47 am
Edited on: April 1, 2009 10:50 am
 

The Tigers have indeed decided to put 20-year-old Rick Porcello in their starting rotation and 22-year-old Ryan Perry in their bullpen. General manager Dave Dombrowski announced the decisions this morning in Lakeland, Fla.

The decisions hardly come as a surprise. The Tigers had been strongly leaning towards keeping both young pitchers for at least the last few weeks, and both Porcello and Perry have impressed scouts all spring with their stuff and their maturity.

But Porcello has pitched only one season of pro ball, and that was at Class A Lakeland. Perry, the team's top draft pick last year, has only 13 2/3 innings, none above Class A.

One scout who has seen Perry suggested over the weekend that for the Tigers to win this year, Perry eventually has to become their closer.

Unlike many other teams, the Tigers have never been afraid to rush pitchers to the major leagues. Jeremy Bonderman was in their rotation when he was 20, and in 2006 the Tigers promoted 23-year-old Justin Verlander and 21-year-old Joel Zumaya to the big-league club.

 

 

 

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Since: Jun 1, 2007
Posted on: April 2, 2009 4:54 pm
 

The Tigers go young -- again

If I'm not mistaken it looks like Porcello will make his pro debut opening day in Detroit. I'm a Tiger fan and thats a bad idea. The last game of the series in Toronto would be a much better fit. I hope I'm looking at the rotation wrong but with time both should be the recreation of "The Bird" and Rozema, except last longer!

 



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