Sunday, February 23, 2014

Yankees Sign Columbian Juan Escorcia

The New York Yankees have signed 17 year old prospect out of Columbia Juan Escorcia. This comes on the heels of the news that the Yankees plan on spending big this summer on the international market when the new season opens on July 2. The Yankees are also in talks with Aledmys Diaz and are considered to be the front runners for the latest Cuban defector to come to the states. The plan is there and it seems to be getting into place sooner rather than later.

Escorcia is a right handed pitcher who is clocked around 90 MPH and is a smaller framed pitcher listed at 5' 10". Since he is only 17 years old the Yankees are hoping for him to add some weight, some muscle and some power to his repertoire. Escorcia will make his debut in the Dominican Summer League before coming stateside sometime in 2015.

Escorcia's brother Kevin is a member of the Chicago White Sox after signing last season. Juan Escorcia is a long way away from being a household name or even in consideration to help out the big league club but it's still kind of cool to look ahead to the future.

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