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Mariel Checo needs to work on his delivery

After being drafted this year out of high school by the New York Yankees in the 41st round, Mariel Checo has entered the Gulf Coast League (GCL) with a reputable fastball. But the bulk of his improvement lies in his delivery.

GCL Yankees pitching coach Carlos Chantres said Checo's live fastball, which hits 93 MPH already, could make him "very good." Although, Chantres said Checo's secondary pitches are getting held back. "He's got a lot of delivery work he needs to improve on. He came in with basically not much delivery-wise," Chantres said. "The pitches are there, but his...

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