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De Paula Needs To Be Aggressive Again

De Paula knows he needs to limit the walks

TAMPA, FL - Right-hander Rafael De Paula was one of the more dominating pitchers at the low-A level earlier this season but has not been nearly as effective with the high-A Tampa Yankees since his promotion. Teammates and coaches are not too concerned but everybody, including De Paula himself, believes he needs to get back to being aggressive on the mound.

The Yankees started De Paula in the Dominican Summer League in 2012 where he played in 14 games and maintained a low ERA of 1.46. By 2013 the 22-year-old ball player was pitching in Charleston, but was quickly promoted after dominating the South Atlantic League. De Paula advanced to the single-A Florida State League and since arriving in Tampa the righty has struggled, especially in...

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