It’s hard for me to say the name Bruce normal now ever since the movie Finding Nemo, but never the less it is still the first name of one the Detroit Tigers top closing prospects within their organization.
While working in Comstock Park for the West Michigan Whitecaps I had the chance to watch first hand Bruce Rondon close quite a few games for the West Michigan Whitecaps, now the Detroit Tigers look to add him to their roster.
Rondon is now six-foot-three and 265 pounds, so he would fit right in with the body stature of the Tigers.
This past season Rondon played on three different Detroit Tigers organizations, the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Lake Erie Monsters and the Toledo Mudhens.
Rondon played 22 games in Lakeland, 21 games in Lake Erie and only nine games in Toledo.
While Rondon does have a 102 mph fastball, he has been criticized for the number of walks that he allows.
This season in 53 innings of work, Rondon has allowed 26 walks, but has had 66 strikeouts.
The Detroit Tigers have an off season ahead of them, so if Rondon stays focused I do see that he could come trotting in from the outfield in Comerica Park next season.