Rondon profile; top 10 prospects
Rondon originally tried out for teams as a catcher before signing with the Tigers out of Venezuela in 2007. In many ways, he's reminiscent of Valverde, as Rondon is huge (6-foot-3, 275 pounds) and relies heavily on his fastball. He introduced himself to a national audience by hitting 102 mph with his first pitch at the 2012 Futures Game, has topped out at 103 mph and usually ranges from 97-100. His heater has good arm-side run, eliciting both swings and misses and broken bats.
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