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Yankees Prospect #19: Francisco Castillo

Castillo Has An Electric Fastball

The Yankee signed Francisco Castillo following the 2004 season and were immediately impressed enough to have him bypass the Dominican Summer League. The 19-year old righty rewarded them for their confidence by showing off an excellent fastball and putting together an outstanding debut in the Gulf Coast League. Ranking #19 among the Top 50 Yankees' Prospects, here's a scouting report on 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...

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