• Full name Yahmed A. Yema
  • Born 09/03/1984 in Havana, Cuba
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Florida International
  • Drafted in the 7th round (228th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2005 (signed for $90,000).
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    Yema had a storied career at Hialeah High, where he was part of back-to-back state championship teams, and he was MVP of a Perfect Game/World Wood Bat showcase, finishing ahead of a bevy of prominent prospects. He had a rough freshman season at FIU before turning it up the last two years, particularly in 2005 with 14 homers, third-best in the Sun Belt Conference. He makes consistent contact (just 14 strikeouts) and has solid bat speed. Most scouts view him as a tweener, however, because he doesn't run well enough to play center, and they don't see him producing enough power at 6-feet, 182 pounds to remain a corner outfielder.

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