We sat down with GCL Yankees2 Manager Mario Garza for a Q&A session. In part two of this two-part…
Scouting Yankees Prospect #41: Rony Bautista
Vital Statistics: Name: Rony Bautista Position: Pitcher DOB: September 17, 1991 Height: 6'7" Weight: 200 Bats: Left Throws: Left He was more than solid in his United States debut season in 2012, posting a 3.51 ERA for the Gulf Coast League Yankees in 2012 and refining his mechanics overall, and it was much of the same in 2013 as he posted a combined 2.21 ERA between the Gulf Coast League and one spot start with the high-A Tampa Yankees. "So far I feel good about the season," Bautista said towards the end of the season with the help of a translator. "The thing I'm really working on is staying focused and concentrated on what I have to do on the field and I guess it's showing as a result." He held opposing batters to a paltry .191 batting average in 2013 and struck out better than eleven batters per nine innings, but more than anything it was the consistently smooth mechanics -- an area of his game that once were quite wild given his tremendous size -- that clearly stood out. "I...
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