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Scouting Yankees Prospect #43: Jose Mojica

Mojica has solid tools across the board

The Yankees signed shortstop Jose Mojica for $300,000 out of the Dominican Republic as part of their 'July 2nd' signing group in 2007. Considered the top overall International signing at one point, identity issues discovered by the Yankees allowed them to get quite a steal. Despite not playing yet - he missed all of 2008 with a torn ACL - he has one of the higher ceilings already.

Vital Statistics: Name: Jose Mojica Position: Shortstop DOB: December 26, 1988 Height: 5'11" Weight: 180 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I'm very happy about signing with the Yankees because that was my team since the time I was small," Mojica said through the help of a translator. "I always looked up to the Yankees and their players. I'm glad they signed me because they work me very hard and... Recommended Stories

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