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Pope Never Really Found it

Ryan Pope skipped the Low-A level entirely this year after going 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA for the Staten Island Yankees last season. While he had an average year numbers-wise for the Tampa Yankees, he admits he never found his rhythm, and in some cases, his stuff.

"I thought I performed well the first half," he said. "In the second half I had my first season struggles. I prepared myself in Staten Island for half a year but you never know what a whole year is like until you go through it. "I did well in my first half season last year, did well in my first half of my first full season, and struggled in my second-half first year season. Next year I'll... Recommended Stories

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