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Scouting Yankees Prospect #5: Slade Heathcott

Heathcott went deep in his only game in Tampa

The New York Yankees selected outfielder Slade Heathcott in the first round of the 2009 MLB out of Texas High School in Texas. A true five-tool talent, his development has been slowed over his first two professional seasons by injuries to his knee and shoulder, the latter being the culprit once again in cutting his 2011 season short.

Vital Statistics: Name: Slade Heathcott Position: Centerfield DOB: September 28, 1990 Height: 6'1" Weight: 190 Bats: Left Throws: Left What was essentially his professional debut season in 2010 was cut short by a shoulder injury that required season-ending surgery, but he bounced back in a huge way to start the 2011 season in his return trip to low-A Charleston. Seemingly finally healthy, he...

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