Yankees sign righthander Erik Olivo


Via the Dominican Prospect League’s Twitter feed, the Yankees have signed 19-year-old righthander Erik Olivo for $300,000. He apparently works at 90-94 mph with his fastball and checks in at 6-foot-3 and 185 lbs, meaning there’s plenty of room for growth. In 11 relief appearances for Tainos Del Norte of the DPL, Olivo’s struck out 23 and allowed just ten hits in 22 IP. The bad news? How about 18 walks. So he’s got some stuff to work on. They all do.

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  1. Tom Zig says:

    Does he project to be a reliever or a starter? Or too soon to tell?

  2. nathan says:

    Is he strictly a relief prospect

  3. Scouting report: He’s like a cross between Erik Bedard and Miguel Olivo. But more Dominican.

  4. A.D. says:

    Nothing wrong with raw talent.

  5. First Time Poster says:

    So much for the budget…

  6. So he’s got some stuff to work on. They all do.

    You’re disdain is loud and clear, Axisa.

  7. o says:

    scouting reports say hes a 2-3 starter ceiling,,, 300k, not bad.

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