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Scouting Yankees Prospect #48: Kevin Russo

Russo brings hustle, grit, and versatility

The Yankees drafted utility infielder Kevin Russo out of Baylor University in the 20th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. All the later round pick has done since then has earned Florida State League All Star honors in 2007, a trip to the Arizona Fall League in 2008, and recently he's been added to the 40-man roster after setting career highs in 2009.

Vital Statistics: Name: Kevin Russo Position: Second Base/Utility DOB: July 8, 1984 Height: 5'11" Weight: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I was happy," Russo said of being protected on the 40-man roster. "It was pretty cool being added on and that they protected me. "I really didn't know what was going to happen but I wasn't really surprised. Either way I would have taken it how it was, but...

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