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Speedy Vallejo developing with the bat

Vallejo has 28 steals in 30 attempts this season

An outstanding defensive player with game-changing speed, Clinton second baseman Jose Vallejo has shown signs of improving at the plate in just his second season as a switch-hitter. Lone Star Dugout features the 20-year-old native of the Dominican Republic.

Clinton second baseman Jose Vallejo has earned a reputation as both one of the fastest players and one of the best defenders in the Texas Rangers organization. Vallejo, who is also an outstanding bunter, is 28-for-30 in stolen base attempts this season. He realizes the importance of using his game-changing speed to his advantage. "I work on my legs and quickness very hard over the offseason... Recommended Stories

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