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Scouting Yankees Prospect #15: Ivan Nova

The Yankees signed right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova out of the Dominican Republic back in 2004 and he had a solid U.S. debut with the Gulf Coast League Yankees in 2006. Despite having some of the best stuff inside the organization, he struggled in his first taste of the long-season leagues this past season and learning how to pitch remains his development mantra.

Vital Statistics: Name: Ivan Nova Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: January 12, 1987 Height: 6'4" Weight: 210 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I felt very good about the stuff I had this year," Nova said of his 2007 campaign through the help of Manny Barreda translating. "Even though my numbers weren't very good, I worked on it. I didn't go into the season focusing on strikeouts. I just wanted to...

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