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Scouting Yankees Prospect #14: Melky Mesa

Mesa learned to hit breaking pitches better

The Yankees signed Melquisedec [aka "Melky"] Mesa on July 2nd in 2003 as a 16-year old. His first six professional seasons were defined by two things - amazing tools and incredibly inconsistent performances. He finally turned those tools into production last year, however, earning the Florida State League Hitter of the Year honors and a resulting spot on the 40-man roster.

Vital Statistics: Name: Melky Mesa Position: Right Field DOB: January 31, 1987 Height: 6'1" Weight: 175 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I was surprised," Mesa said of the award. "I don't know where I'm at in this part of the game. I just go out there and play the game, and I'll take it. I've worked hard on everything, hitting, playing better defense and getting better day-by-day. That's my goal...

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