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Scouting Yankees Prospect #41: Mikey O'Brien

O'Brien has a combo of polish and potential

The Yankees drafted Mikey O'Brien in the 9th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Hidden Valley High School in Virginia. Despite his smaller size, he entered the organization with some arm strength and a solid foundation for a three-pitch arsenal, not to mention great makeup and uncanny poise for such a young player.

Vital Statistics: Name: Mikey O'Brien Position: Pitcher DOB: March 3, 1990 Height: 5'11" Weight: 185 Bats: Right Throws: Right "It went really well," O'Brien said of his debut season. "It was kind of what I expected. It's definitely different than what I was used to in high school, but I felt I learned a lot of things and I improved a lot." He went just 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA for the Gulf...

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