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Scouting Yankees Prospect #32: Jose Pirela

Pirela has a complete game

The Yankees signed offensive-minded shortstop Jose Pirela for $300,000 out of Valera, Venezuela as part of their 'July 2nd' signing group in 2006. Working back and forth between shortstop and second base, while his overall numbers in the Gulf Coast League weren't very impressive, he did open up a ton of eyes inside the organization with his improved play over the entire season.

Vital Statistics: Name: Jose Pirela Position: Shortstop/Second Base DOB: November 21, 1989 Height: 6'1" Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I didn't do as good as I thought I would but I still came out with a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge on things I didn't know before," Pirela said through the help of translator. "I think that will fully prepare me for next year to go into...

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