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Scouting Yankees Prospect #40: Evan Rutckyj

Rutckyj has a pretty high ceiling

The New York Yankees drafted left-handed pitcher Evan Rutckyj in the 16th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of St. Joseph's High School in Ontario, Canada. A big-bodied hockey player, he is new to pitching and not only does he already have a great arm but he has some 'now' stuff too.

Vital Statistics: Name: Evan Rutckyj Position: Pitcher DOB: January 31, 1992 Height: 6'5" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Left "He's a big lefty [and] he's not been pitching forever," Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer told on draft day. "He's a big physical, good looking kid. "He's a tough guy, he's real projectable. Obviously we value him more than a 16th round... Recommended Stories

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