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Scouting Yankees Prospect #17: Rafael DePaula

The New York Yankees agreed to sign right-handed pitcher Rafael DePaula out of the Dominican Republic back in November of 2010 but previous identity issues stalled his official signing until March of 2012. He was in the midst of a breakout season in 2013 after dominating the low-A level but struggles upon a promotion to high-A Tampa showed there was more work to be done to tap his huge ceiling.

Vital Statistics: Name: Rafael DePaula Position: Pitcher DOB: March 24, 1991 Height: 6'2" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right It was a tale of two seasons for the young fire-baller. He dominated the South Atlantic League to the tune of a 6-2 record, a 2.94 ERA, a .189 opponents' batting average, and 96 strikeouts in just 64 1/3 innings for the Charleston RiverDogs en route to a Futures...

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