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Scouting Yankees Prospect #46: Luis Niebla

Niebla can throw strikes with his eyes closed

The Yankees signed right-handed pitcher Luis Niebla out of Mexico in 2011. He has shown an excellent combination of control and stuff through his first two professional seasons, and internally the Yankees compare him favorably to a former Yankee pitching prospect who has reached the big league level.

Vital Statistics: Name: Luis Niebla Position: Pitcher DOB: January 14, 1991 Height: 6'2" Weight: 180 Bats: Right Throws: Right He went 5-2 with a 4.29 ERA for the Gulf Coast League Yankees in 2012 in what was his first taste of professional baseball in the United States and wound up leading the staff in innings pitched [42]. "I went through some good things and some bad things but overall it...

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