Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Yanks Interested in 16-Year Old Mexican Pitching Prospect

Robert Espinoza reported yesterday that the Yankees are among several teams interested in Roberto Osuna (son of former Yankee Antonio Osuna). Scouts from the Yankees, Blue Jays, Athletics, and Padres watched Osuna in Mexico last Thursday. The 16-year old is one of the top pitchers available on the international free agent market this season.

I don't know much about the kid, but from what I've seen around the web, he's 6 feet and 198 LBS, he throws three pitches (low-90's fastball, curve and a change), and like all the of the main international free agents, Osuna is likely to command a 7-figure bonus. In 19.2 innings in the Mexican league this season, he's posted a 5.49 ERA. Not too shabby when you remember he's just 16 and that the Mexican league is basically around the same level of competition as Doulbe-A.

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