Yankees Noesi Starting in Dominican Winter League

Yankees right handed pitcher Hector Noesi will be a starting pitcher for the Domincan Winter League team the Tigres de Licey, according to Kevin Golstein of Baseball Prospectus.

This is a good move for Noesi’s development. A starter throughout his minor league career, he debuted and played most of the 2011 season as a reliever in the Bronx. This move will put him back in a rotation and prepare him to potentially be a starter in the Yankees rotation next season.

It also helps him to build up innings as he threw just 81 innings in 2011 compared to 160.1 in 2010. 56.1 of those innings came with the Yankees where he put up a 4.47 ERA, a 7.2 K/9, and a 3.5 BB/9 for a solid rookie campaign.

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2 Responses to Yankees Noesi Starting in Dominican Winter League

  1. Fred says:

    This is a great move. Get the kid some more experience, build his confidence, and hopefully get him ready to be a contributor next year. I feel like Noesi had a very similar rookie campaign to Nova results wise. If we can get him stretched out as a starter, this could be the beginnings of a very solid young rotation emerging for the Yankees, with the Killer B's also emerging in the near future.

    • Joe says:

      Agreed. We need to continue to use our surplus of young arms. Banuelos has to make the team next year. We need another lefty.