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Q&A with Nardi Contreras - Part I

Nardi says Andrew Brackman's stuff is there

Nardi Contreras, the Yankees Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with PinstripesPlus.com for a long Q&A session. In Part One of our multi-part series, Nardi talks about what he's seen from Andrew Brackman and Jeremy Bleich in Hawaii, how Alfredo Aceves and Phil Coke ascended the way they did this season, what Ian Kennedy has to do to be better prepared for the major leagues, and more.

PinstripesPlus.com: Now that you've been to the Hawaiian Winter League and also from the looks you got of him at Instructs, what are your early impressions of Andrew Brackman? Nardi Contreras: He's actually still under the 30-day rule. We are mainly making sure he gets to the balance point of his delivery and not rushing out. Rushing hinders arm action which puts more pressure on the elbow...

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