We sat down with GCL Yankees Manager Tommy Slater for a Q&A session to get his thoughts on what he…
Scouting Yankees Prospect #45: Evan DeLuca
Vital Statistics: Name: Evan DeLuca Position: Pitcher DOB: March 9, 1991 Height: 6'1" Weight: 195 Bats: Left Throws: Left "It was kind of an up and down year," Evan DeLuca admitted. "Through Extended [Spring Training] I thought I threw really, really well. Things were going well mechanically and physically everything felt real upbeat. "I felt like everything was going real well, to the point where I thought I was going to get out of there [the minor league complex] and go to Staten Island, but they decided to keep me down there and develop me some more. They told me that they'd rather develop me properly than quickly, so I understand that." In hindsight perhaps it was a blessing that he was held back in the Gulf Coast League because he wound up going just 1-3 with a robust 9.35 ERA for the GCL Yankees. And considering he walked 24 batters in 26 innings, it is a little hard to believe he was considered their top pitcher before the short-season leagues began. "DeLuca had a...
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