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Scouting Yankees Prospect #40: Nik Turley

The Yankees drafted Nik Turley in the 50th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Harvard-Westlake High School in California. A signability concern for some teams prior to the draft, the 6-foot-6 lefty offers a ton of upside and he quickly showed an ability to make adjustments in his debut season.

Vital Statistics: Name: Nik Turley Position: Pitcher DOB: September 11, 1989 Height: 6'6" Weight: 195 Bats: Left Throws: Left "I think I made progress," Turley said of his debut season. "My curveball tightened up and my changeup got a lot better. "I can throw it for a strike pretty much every time now. My mechanics got a lot better. I just feel more comfortable with all of my pitches...

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