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Cervelli Surfaces

Francisco Cervelli was the ‘other' catcher on the GCL Yankees last year. Hitting just .190 in 58 at-bats, he was considered a good defensive catcher with a weak bat, while Jose Gil attracted most of the attention as an all-around catcher. This year though, Cervelli is drawing attention by hitting .282 for the Staten Island Yankees.

"I feel so happy because before the game I am working so hard," Francisco Cervelli said about his season. "I am taking a lot of swings [in batting practice]. So I feel happy about that. You can see in the game where I work out, so it's good." "He's got a lot of energy," Manager Gaylen Pitts said. "He brings a lot of energy to the table. He's got great catching skills. He can catch and...

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