GIFs: Jose Campos’ Spring Debut


Right-hander Jose Campos, the Yankees’ 15th best prospect, made his spring debut against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon after being brought along slowly earlier in camp. The 21-year-old pitched around a leadoff double in his inning of work, striking out one and getting both a ground ball out and a fly out.

By my unofficial count, Campos threw eight of his 15 pitches were strikes. His fastball sat anywhere from 89-93 mph on the YES Network gun and he only threw a handful of sliders and changeups. I’d say fewer than five non-fastballs total. It was a short look but Campos was solid. Better than Manny Banuelos in his spring debut, that’s for sure.

This wasn’t the most GIF-able outing, but there are two more after the jump if you’re interested. You have to mouse over each GIF to get it to animate now, as you can see. If that isn’t working for whatever reason (new feature, working out the bugs, etc.), here are each of the three GIFs: one, two, three.


  1. Jd says:

    Good news so far with these injured guys. Pray it stays that way

  2. Yankee$ (Formerly Pseudoyanks) says:

    Mouseover worked for me. What level will he be at this year?

    • Aims says:

      gotta imagine a full year at High-A Tampa would do him well, he was solid last year in Low-A, but he also had his innings limited a lot. I still think the Yankees push him up this year, he’s already on the 40 man roster and is going to lose the first of his 3 options.

  3. Cheval Anonyme says:

    Good move on the new GIF style!

    • Paco Dooley says:

      Yes, neat feature, but the actual quality of the gifs isn’t great – look a bit like gif meets water color painting

  4. forensic says:

    Thanks so much for the new GIF functionality, Mike! That works so much better on portable devices.

  5. Keith says:

    Assuming the mouse over is to keep us from viewing the gifs in RSS readers? It worked well.

  6. TWTR says:

    Someone mentioned on the GT that he raises his arm after almost every pitch. I wonder why.

  7. Pro says:

    Is there a way to see the GIFs on an ipad?

  8. Johnny B says:

    I can’t tell if its the camera angle or not, but does Campos finish his delivery by falling to the first base side? That may need to be straightened out as he seems to be off balanced by the end of his delivery. Fixing this may bump his fastball up one or two mph, and will likely prevent the fastball from being flat at times. Or it could simply be the camera angle

  9. Wayne says:

    Could be a good reliever for us in future.

  10. neaks says:

    that middle gif of the curve was middle-up, a cookie! understandable if offspeed stuff not that sharp at this stage though

Leave a Reply

You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

If this is your first time commenting on River Ave. Blues, please review the RAB Commenter Guidelines. Login for commenting features. Register for RAB.