Yoan Aybar, CF now LHP

Aug 11, 2019
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Signed out of the D.R. in 2013 as a 5-tool CF for a $450K bonus, hit didn't hit and was moved to pitcher five years later. Now, an MLB article ranking top fastballs by team prospects says he has the best fastball among Red Sox minor leaguers but is not expected to be anything other than a reliever. Tops out at 99-mph, regularly works at 94-97 but has yet to get above High A. Kopech and Graterol are also listed.
 

Manramsclan

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He walked 40 guys in 40 IP last year in A ball.
He also K'd 67 for a 15.1 K/9.

If he develops any kind of control at all, even middling, that will be quite the bullpen arm.