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Scouting Yankees Prospect #29: Abel Gomez

Gomez Still Has Nice Upside

The Yankees signed Abel Gomez in 2002 out of the Dominican Republic. Blessed with a lot of potential and good raw stuff, Gomez was seemingly well on his way to becoming a top-notch pitching prospect with the Yankees. However, a disastrous 2005 campaign combined with questions about his desire have caused him to fall in the rankings. Ranking #29 among the Top 50 Yankees' Prospects, here's a scouting report on Abel Gomez.

Vital Statistics: Name: Abel Gomez Position: Starting Pitcher DOB: November 29, 1984 Height: 6'0" Weight: 170 Bats: Left Throws: Left Not many pitching prospects had garnered the attention Abel Gomez received at the lower minor league levels. Gomez had dominated the rookie levels, holding opposing batters to a batting average below .155, before breaking out with a solid 2004 campaign with...

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