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Scouting Yankees Prospect #1: Manny Banuelos

Banuelos is still learning to command his fastball

The Yankees signed left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos out of Mexico back in February of 2008. It took the rest the national media a while to catch on but when they finally did they saw a young, talented left-hander with tremendous upside who is getting close to being big league ready.

Vital Statistics: Name: Manny Banuelos Position: Pitcher DOB: March 13, 1991 Height: 5'11" Weight: 180 Bats: Left Throws: Left A supreme control pitcher in his younger days, the Mexican southpaw saw an uptick in his fastball velocity as he entered the Double-A level back in 2010. Still trying to harness his new-found power, the 20-year old went a combined 6-7 with a solid 3.75 ERA between...

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