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Wil Ledezma – Utility Pitcher

This is a nice story by Jason Beck on Wil Ledezma, who could provide the Tigers with a variety of different roles in 2007.  He could be the heir apparant to the rotation if someone goes down or if there’s a trade or Mike Maroth isn’t fully recovered from his injury but in the meantime, he’ll provide the Tigers with a left handed long relief specliast.  Ledezma has been one of the guys I’ve been excited about for a couple of years yet he still hasn’t panned out.  He suffered through a tough 2003 season as a Rule Five pick, had a nice season at Double A in 2004 to make a name for himself, floundered in the Tigers rotation before getting sent down to Toledo in 2005 until finding a spot on the team as the fifth starter down the stretch in 2006. 

Probably his biggest moment was in game four of the ALCS.  With the game tied, Ledezma came into the game with two outs and the bases loaded and got Mark Scutaro to pop out.  Then he pitched a shutout ninth that set the stage for the Tigers to win it with Ordonez’s walk off homerun in the bottom of the ninth.

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