Scouting Yankees Prospect #48: Javier Ortiz Premium Story

Ortiz has a live arm.
Ortiz has a live arm.
By Frankie Piliere

Date: Nov 18, 2004

The New York Yankees signed right handed pitcher, Javier Ortiz as an international free agent in 1996 out of Cartagena, Columbia as a 16 year old. Ortiz played his 2004 season with the Trenton Thunder with some time in AAA Columbus as well. Despite an up and down career, the Yankees are still high on Ortiz' arm and his good repertoire. It's these reasons that he's our #48 Yankees' prospect.

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