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Scouting Prospect #25: Francisco Castillo

Castillo developed his secondary pitches

Francisco Castillo, signed in the summer of 2004, impressed Yankees officials enough to bypass the Dominican Summer League and start his career in the United States a year ago. He was also one of the youngest pitchers in the NY-Penn League last season and more than held his own against much older competition. 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 was good," Castillo said of his 2006 season. "I got some new experience in a new league on a new team, the Staten Island Yankees. It was my first time in New York so it was good. I tried to get better every game and help my team. It's my job to...

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