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Scouting Yankees Prospect #48: Javier Ortiz

The New York Yankees signed right handed pitcher, Javier Ortiz as an international free agent in 1996 out of Cartagena, Columbia as a 16 year old. Ortiz played his 2004 season with the Trenton Thunder with some time in AAA Columbus as well. Despite an up and down career, the Yankees are still high on Ortiz' arm and his good repertoire. It's these reasons that he's our #48 Yankees' prospect.

Vital Statistics Name: Javier Ortiz Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: November 28, 1979 Height: 6' 0" Weight: 155 Bats: Right Throws: Right How Acquired: The New York Yankees signed right handed pitcher, Javier Ortiz as an international free agent in 1996 out of Cartagena, Columbia. Maybe Javier Ortiz is not exactly the ideal prospect as a far as consistency and overall performance, but there is...

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