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Scouting Yankees Prospect #50: Ryan Pope

Pope has the game to rebound nicely

The Yankees drafted right-handed pitcher Ryan Pope in the third-round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Savannah College of Art & Design. Despite skipping the low-A level, it was a somewhat disappointing first full season for him in 2008 as he struggled in the second-half.

Vital Statistics: Name: Ryan Pope Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: May 21, 1986 Height: 6'3" Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I thought I performed well the first half," said Pope, who posted a 2.81 ERA before the All-Star break. "In the second half I had my first season struggles. I prepared myself in Staten Island for half a year but you never know what a whole year is like until you...

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