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Pre-Spring Training Q&A with Nardi Contreras

Nardi thinks Banuelos could have a shot in 2011

Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com for a long Q&A session. He discusses which Triple-A pitching prospect might be closest to the big leagues, if any of the 'Killer B's' could land in the 2011 big league rotation, how good could Bryan Mitchell be someday, what are the keys for Evan DeLuca and Nik Turley, and much, much more.

PinstripesPlus.com: Realizing in the end it's not your decision and assuming Ivan Nova is able to anchor down a rotation spot, how comfortable would you personally be having that final spot be filled internally this year? Would the top candidates be Hector Noesi, D.J. Mitchell, and David Phelps? If so, are they all ready in your opinion? Nardi Contreras: None of these yet have a full year...

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