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Q&A with James Rowson - Part II

Rowson says Jose Tabata is "special"

Yankees minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson sits down with PinstripesPlus.com for an exclusive two-part Q&A series about Spring Training. In part two he gives us his impressions on the likes of Jose Pirela and Justin Snyder, if he thinks Austin Jackson can keep up his hot-hitting, how happy he was with Eric Duncan, how close Jose Tabata is to being big league ready, and more.

[Photo by Jon Star] PinstripesPlus.com: Josue Calzado seems to be getting to the breaking ball a bit better over the last year or so. What did you see from him in Spring Training? James Rowson: He did a nice job. He's gotten better. His strike zone discipline was better and it continued to get better as the spring went along. He took good swings at good pitches and he hit them hard, and...

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