Rafael DePaula Could Sign with the Yankees Soon

According to Blake Bentley of MLB Trades Rumors, 17-year-old right-handed pitcher Rafael DePaula is expected to sign with a major league team soon with the Yankees and the Mariners listed as the most likely landing spots for the Dominican pitcher.

Rumors have connected to Yankees to DePaula for about a month now, but he threw in front of teams yesterday featuring a fastball in the 92-93 MPH range. Scouts have claimed that DePaula has strong potential and best case scenario he could end up as a front of the rotation pitcher. His expected signing bonus of $1.5-$2 million mean that teams like him, but he is no sure thing.

Here is a video of DePaula throwing in front of teams yesterday:

Rafael DePaula from Blake Bentley on Vimeo.

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