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Niebla At Point Zero

Mexican right-hander Luis Niebla had a solid first season in the United States this year despite undergoing changes to his mechanics and adding a brand new pitch to his arsenal. Though he has some experience and some success now, he still looks at this point in his career as really just the beginning.

He led the GCL Yankees' staff in innings pitched [42] and finished the 2012 season with a 5-2 record, a 4.29 ERA, and better than a four to one strikeout to walk ratio. "I went through some good things and some bad things but overall it was a good year," Niebla said through the help of a translator. "It took some getting used to the weather, the level of play, and to figure out how to throw...