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Scouting Yankees Prospect #33: Rony Bautista

Bautista is not nearly as raw as he once was

The New York Yankees signed left-handed pitcher Rony Bautista out of the Dominican Republic back in November of 2009. A low cost, potentially high reward kind of signing at the time, the towering southpaw has picked himself up out of the "raw" group to become one of the more intriguing pitching prospects in the organization.

Vital Statistics: Name: Rony Bautista Position: Pitcher DOB: September 17, 1991 Height: 6'7" Weight: 200 Bats: Left Throws: Left "He's a projection guy deluxe," Yankees senior vice president in charge of scouting and player development Mark Newman said at the time of the signing. "He's a tall, 6-foot-7 left-handed pitcher. He's got some arm strength now, but we'll see how it goes. He's a...

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