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At the Park: Scouting Melvin Mercedes

How has Mercedes looked so far this spring?

Tigers' prospect Melvin Mercedes is off to a hot start this season in High-A Lakeland. In his latest installment to the At the Park series, our Lakeland Correspondent James Chipman shares his scouting notes on the Flying Tigers' closer.

Listed at 6'3" and a generous 250 pounds, right-handed reliever Melvin Mercedes is undoubtedly a big boy. Taking full advantage of a late season call-up, Mercedes flourished in his high-pressure late-inning relief role with Lakeland during the playoffs last season. Returning to Lakeland for his first full-season as the Flying Tigers' closer, Mercedes has picked up right where he left off, notching...

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