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Scouting Yankees Prospect #6: Rafael DePaula

DePaula has a world of talent

The New York Yankees agreed to sign right-handed pitcher Rafael DePaula out of the Dominican Republic back in November of 2010 but previous identity issues stalled his official signing until March of 2012. Boasting plus stuff across the board, the 21-year old dominated the Dominican Summer League in his debut season last year and could be primed to move quickly going forward.

Vital Statistics: Name: Rafael DePaula Position: Pitcher DOB: March 24, 1991 Height: 6'2" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Initially suspended by baseball for a year before ever signing with the Yankees, it took nearly sixteen more months for his Major League Baseball investigation to be cleared and his visa issue finalized after he had unofficially signed. "At first when they told me...

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