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Scouting Yankees Prospect #18: Ivan Nova

Nova is still looking for that killer instinct

The Yankees signed right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova out of the Dominican Republic back in 2004. He was one of the better pitching prospects in the organization, but fell victim to the increasing depth when he was selected by the San Diego Padres in the Rule 5 Draft last offseason. Sent back to the Yankees before the season began last year, he is now the starting pitcher closest to the big leagues.

Vital Statistics: Name: Ivan Nova Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: January 12, 1987 Height: 6'4" Weight: 210 Bats: Right Throws: Right He struggled for the better part of two years to translate his plus stuff and stellar command into actual statistical success before initially going to the Padres last offseason and returning after an unsuccessful big league camp. "It was a good experience, my...

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