The Yankees true depth is in their collection of power arms. Literally possessing more than a…
Scouting Yankees Prospect #15: Ivan Nova
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 work on my pitches and get quick outs." Going just 6-8 with with a 4.98 ERA for the Charleston Riverdogs, and allowing 121 hits in roughly 99 innings and striking out just 54 batters, disguises the fact that the 6-foot-4 hurler already has three big league pitches. "Nova throws too many strikes," Yankees pitching coordinator Nardi Contreras opined. "Nova attacks the zone and stays within the zone too much. Nova has a plus fastball, he has a plus curveball, and he has a plus changeup. He throws them too often in the middle of the plate. He's learning how to pitch with his pitches, to expand...
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