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Barreda Getting The Pro Feel

Barreda has made some quick improvements

Manny Barreda wasn't viewed as a top pitching prospect when the Yankees drafted him in the 12th round this year. And at 5-foot-11 and just 165 pounds coming out of high school, his size was a big reason why. But after getting roughed up in his first two professional starts, Barreda says he's starting to get a feel for the pro game already.

"Things started out rough," Manny Barreda said of his 12.60 ERA after his first two starts. "It was difficult because I came out of high school and I needed to get used to the professional feel. Now that I've worked a little bit harder - the coaches have been working with me - I've been doing a lot better, so everything is going better now." In fact, things probably could not be going much... Recommended Stories

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