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Yankees Prospect #19: Francisco Castillo
Vital Statistics: Name: Francisco Castillo Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: October 3, 1986 Height: 6'2" Weight: 195 Bats: Right Throws: Right It is not too often that the Yankee organization comes away as impressed as they have been with Francisco Castillo so far. Signing him last year to a reportedly large bonus, the Yankees had Castillo bypass the Dominican Summer League and instead started him off in the Gulf Coast League as an 19-year old in 2005. With one short season under his belt, he showed no signs of going through an adjustment period to professional baseball. Statistically, Francisco Castillo was nothing short of spectacular for the Gulf Coast Yankees. For the season, the right-hander was 3-1 with a 1.76 ERA in 41 innings pitched, while walking only 14 and striking out 34. He was everything the Yankees could have hoped and much more, but they are looking for even bigger things from him in the future. "Castillo has done really well so far," pitching coordinator...
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