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Scouting Twin Prospect #41: Jose Mijares

The Twins signed Jose Mijares when he was a 17-year old pitcher out of Venezuela, and he got his start with the team in the Venezuelan Summer League. After dominating the VSL for two seasons, Mijares would go on to star for the Gulf Coast League Twins, and is now a member of the Twins 40-man roster.

Vital Statistics:Name: Jose MijaresPosition: Starting PitcherDOB: October 29, 1984Height: 5'10''Weight: 220Bats: LeftThrows: LeftThe Twins signed Mijares when he was a 17-year old in 2002, and the product of Venezuela played his first two season of professional baseball in the Venezuelan Summer League. A young kid with electric stuff, Mijares was taken along slowly by the Twins at the beginning of...