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Scouting Prospect #25: Francisco Castillo

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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