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Ynoa Pitching Beyond His Years

Ynoa has an advanced feel for pitching

SAVANNAH, GA - 2013 will be Gabriel Ynoa's first full professional season. If the Mets' pitching prospect is to be successful it will likely be attributable to what Sand Gnats coaches feel is an advanced maturity and mound presence for a 19-year old prospect.

Sand Gnats' pitching Coach Frank Viola first encountered a 17-year old Ynoa when both were in St. Lucie, Florida for Extended Spring Training in 2011. "Here's this young little 17 year old kid, and then you watch him pitch and see that he's beyond his years," Viola said. "In St. Lucie he was one of those few guys that went up on the mound, had a presence and threw strikes. And that's a... Recommended Stories

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