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2011 Detroit Tigers Prospects: #22, Alex Burgos, LHP

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Every weekday from February 7-25, I'll be publishing a prospect profile from my top 30 Detroit Tigers prospect list. The profiles that appear here on Bless You Boys were the ones that were cut for space from this year's Maple Street Press Tigers Annual. You'll be able to read half the list for free, but I'd really encourage you to order the annual for the other half (not to mention all the other great content).

Alex Burgos, LHP, Grade C

Bats L, Throws L, Height 5'11", Weight 170 lbs, Date of Birth December 1, 1990

Burgos is a junior college draftee, selected in the 5th round of the 2010 draft. Burgos has an average fastball that sits around 89-91, a curve that rates out as above average with good break and a changeup that rates as above average as well. His control and command are both very good, and he could be a fourth starter in the long run. Detroit had him working out of the bullpen in rookie ball (he got 11 innings after he signed) which might signal that they view him as a quick-moving reliever, but he has more potential as a starter. He might take a while to develop in the rotation, however.