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Scouting Yanks Prospect #27: Anthony Claggett

Claggett has a lot of value in the bullpen

Anthony Claggett, originally drafted in the 11th round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of UC-Riverside, was the third pitcher obtained in the Gary Sheffield trade with the Detroit Tigers. He spent his first season with the Yankees last year refining his mechanics and adding a changeup, and they made huge dividends with his strong 2008 performance which resulted in a 40-man roster spot this offseason.

Vital Statistics: Name: Anthony Claggett Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: July 15, 1984 Height: 6'2" Weight: 185 Bats: Both Throws: Right "I think it went really well," Claggett said of his 2008 season. "I was pleased, especially all the way up until the last month. I felt at times I could get anybody out. "All three pitches were working well and I felt really good. And then that last month...

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