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Scouting Prospect #39: Francisco Cervelli

Cervelli is developing into an all-around catcher

The Yankees signed Francisco Cervelli as a switch-hitting shortstop out of Venezuela back in March of 2003. An athletic player, the Yankees moved him to catcher and he now has an intriguing combinaton of defensive ability and offensive upside. Here's a scouting report on Francisco Cervelli.

Vital Statistics: Name: Francisco Cervelli Position: Catcher DOB: March 6, 1986 Height: 6'1" Weight: 180 Bats: Right Throws: Right "It's [was] a fun season," Cervelli said of his year in Staten Island. "I feel that I have gotten better as a player and we [did] good as a team." Cervelli, a natural shortstop, was moved to catcher prior to the start of the 2005 season and saw limited action...

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