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Pirela Finding His Comfort Zone

TAMPA, FL - Despite a solid professional debut season in the Dominican Summer League last year and proving to be one of the more dynamic hitters in Spring Training this year, 18-year old middle infielder Jose Pirela is just now starting to find his comfort zone, and he's doing it in Extended Spring Training.

Shortstop Jose Pirela hit .273 with four home runs and 15 stolen bases for DSL Yankees1 last year as a 17-year old, and even almost drew as many walks [34] as strikeouts [36], prompting some insiders to believe his swing was reminiscent to that of current top prospect Jose Tabata. As solid as his numbers were in the Dominican Republic, however, he didn't seem to come out of his proverbial...

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