Interesting interview about his upbringing and his family.
The Yankees selected two pitchers in the draft this morning. First they selected 22 year old LHP Robert Fish out of the Angels system. Fish is a power lefty who hits 95 and can miss bats (10.20K rate in 2010) with average secondary pitches. Could take a look at him if they don”t get a second lefty in free agency. Second they took 24 year old RHP Daniel Turpen from the Red Sox. Turpen has a low 90′s with sink that generates K and ground balls with average secondary pitches. He was one of the players that might have been player to be named later in the Adrian Gonzalez trade, so it’s a double jab at the Red Sox.
Dellin Betances, Brandon Laird and Ryan Pope have been added to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft.
Source: DR amateur free agent RHP Jose Rafael DePaula expected to sign w/ #Yankees . Bonus money said to be around $700,000
The Yankees acquired 19-year-old pitcher Scottie Allen from the Diamondbacks in exchange for power-hitting first baseman Juan Miranda.
Allen, a right-hander who went 4-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 16 starts with Single-A South Bend, reeled off 14 consecutive shutout innings at one point this season. He struck out 79 in 78 innings while issuing 22 walks.
Banuelos IP 2.0 H 3 R 1 ER 0 BB 0 K 3 HR 0 0.00
velocity was 94-95, with great command and a swing and miss change up. (game up run when the third baseman butchered an easy third out grounder)
Looks like the Jesus Montero Era will begin April 2011 A.D.