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Scouting Yankees Prospect #30: Peter O'Brien

O'Brien's awesome power gives him reason to smile

The Yankees selected catcher Peter O'Brien in the second round of the 2012 MLB Draft the University of Miami. Known for his prodigious power potential and plus arm strength, O'Brien was considered a raw hitter and defensive backstop but one whose overall game has virtually a limitless ceiling.

Vital Statistics: Name: Peter O'Brien Position: Catcher DOB: July 15, 1990 Height: 6'5" Weight: 225 Bats: Right Throws: Right He followed up his first team All-ACC season that saw him hit .338 with a ridiculous .633 slugging percentage [including ten home runs] despite breaking his wrist halfway through the college season with an okay showing in Staten Island, hitting just .202 but with 1...

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