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Brooks Starting To Tap His Potential

Brooks has 15 straight scoreless appearances

Coming out of high school, Gavin Brooks was already a highly touted pitcher and after spending a few years with UCLA he was selected in the ninth round of this year's draft. Subsequently, Brooks has made a big impact in his rookie season with the Staten Island Yankees.

A tall, powerful lefty, Brooks had a successful career with UCLA before entering the draft after his Junior year. Early on in his career with UCLA he was a starter but was transitioned to a reliever towards the end of his time with the Bruins. Brooks' season with the Staten Island Yankees started out a little rocky command-wise, but by the end of July he had turned his season around and...

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