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Scouting Yankees Prospect #37: Jairo Heredia

Heredia's biggest problem is fastball velocity

The Yankees signed right-handed pitcher Jairo Heredia out of the Dominican Republic as part of their 'July 2nd' signing group back in 2006. Despite having some of the best secondary pitches in the organization, he has stumbled at the high-A level and he has seen his stock fall somewhat as a result even though the ceiling is still considerably high.

Vital Statistics: Name: Jairo Heredia Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: October 18, 1989 Height: 6'1" Weight: 170 Bats: Right Throws: Right He went just a combined 4-8 with a 4.36 ERA over two minor league levels in 2010, including an 0-6 mark and 6.93 ERA in high-A Tampa after posting a 6.91 ERA there the year prior, and that caused him to get demoted to the low-A level once again. "To be...

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