Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com…
Scouting Report: LHP, Francisco Rondon
Vital Statistics: Name: Francisco Rondon Position: Pitcher DOB: April 19, 1988 Height: 6'1" Weight: 185 Bats: Left Throws: Left Rondon entered the 2009 season with a career 7-5 record and a solid 3.33 ERA before going 3-2 with a career best 2.32 ERA for the Staten Island Yankees, including 48 strikeouts in a little more than 54 innings. "It went okay," Rondon said of his season through the help of a translator, "it was mediocre. I thought I could have done a lot better. I didn't think the season went as well because of the injury." Despite making the second most starts on the staff, bouts with some mild shoulder soreness prevented him from finishing the season healthy. And while he would have liked to finished out the NY-Penn League season and pitched in the playoffs, he also recognizes two key areas that could have allowed him to pitch even better when he was completely healthy. "Controlling my fastball and my changeup, those were the two biggest things I was working on...
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