Bubba Brown

Jacquez’s Small Frame Generates Electric Stuff

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Although he lived in El Paso, Texas, on the American side of the border, Ricky Jacquez spent most of his youth in Mexico. That's where he played baseball. Believing the youth talent level to be greater on the southern side of the border, Jacquez, who holds dual American-Mexican citizenship, played on Mexican Little League teams as a youngster.

High School | #2010#Events#Team USA

Brackman, Betances Having Bounceback Years For Yankees

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The similarities between Andrew Brackman and Dellin Betances are striking. Brackman, 6-foot-10, 240 pounds, and Betances, 6-foot-8, 245 pounds, are both giant, power-armed righthanders who signed with the Yankees for seven-figure bonuses. Yet coming into this season, both pitchers had yet to live up to their promise, marred by injury and inconsistency.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin

Hellickson Keeps Adding Pitches

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Using a repertoire consisting of a four-seam fastball, changeup and curveball, Rays righthander Jeremy Hellickson dominated hitters last season. Why then, did Hellickson feel the need to add two pitches—a two-seam fastball and a cutter—to his already sterling offerings? Because he knows that finding success at the major league level is a lot different than shutting down Triple-A lineups.

Minors | #2010#Prospect Bulletin