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Scouting Yankees Prospect #47: Jose Valdez

Valdez Looks to Rebound in 2005

The New York Yankees assigned pitcher Jose Valdez to the Gulf Coast League Yankees in 2002 after a season of playing for the Yankees Dominican Summer League team. He impressed scouts with his blazing fastball and his unorthodox pitching delivery. It's these reasons that Jose Valdez is our #47 Yankees' prospect.

Vital Statistics: Name: Jose Valdez Position: Pitcher DOB: January 22, 1983 Height: 6'4" Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right Place of Residence: Santo Domingo, DR At the age of only 18 years old, Jose Valdez played for the Dominican Yankees in the Dominican Summer League for the 2001 season. Despite going 3-4, Valdez put up a spectacular 1.94 ERA over 69.2 innings of work while putting up an...

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