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Ben Julianel Keeps Things In Perspective

Used the Arizona Fall League For Momentum

Ben Julianel is the Thunder's 25-year old lefty out of the bullpen who has pitched with much success through the first six weeks of the season. After getting a cup of coffee at this level last year, he spent most of the season at Single-A Tampa. Julianel was acquired by the Yankees in 2003 along with Thunder teammate Justin Pope from St. Louis for Sterling Hitchcock and has been sterling ever since.

He was rated by Baseball America as the 26th best prospect in the Yankees organization at the start of 2005 and has the potential to be a solid left-handed reliever in the Major Leagues should he get his chance. Julianel though is unconcerned about getting a trip to Columbus anytime soon though as he believes he needs to worry about other more pressing circumstances. "I haven't even thought...

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