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Splitsville: Tim Battle v1.1

Is Joseph P. Riley Park To Blame?

"Splitsville" is a series of articles on the Yankees' prospects that we'll be doing throughout their minor league careers. In version one/chapter one (v1.1) of Tim Battle, we'll look how he did against the right-handed pitchers versus the southpaws, how he hit with runners in scoring position, and more.

Breakout Year: Tim Battle, who was drafted two rounds after Eric Duncan in 2003 MLB Draft and entered the 2005 season with a combined .245 batting average with just two home runs in two years of short-season league baseball, hit .259 with 16 home runs in his first taste of the long-season leagues last year. Even when he was still getting acclimated to professional baseball in the Gulf Coast...

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