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De Leon Making Some Progress

De Leon has 40 less strikeouts in second-half

Kelvin De Leon has had a year of ups and downs with his hitting. It seemed that he was either swinging for the fence or striking out. As the season comes to a close, he hoped that he could keep lowering the strikeouts.

A native of the Dominican Republic, De Leon has been working his way through the minor league system since he was signed by the Yankees in 2007. Now 20 years old, this year had not been particularly easy for the young De Leon. Despite having a great deal of power, he struggled with strikeouts throughout the season. Over the last month he made some progress with his hitting, hitting .255 over...

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